May 17, 2014 in Washington Voices

‘Noises Off’ to cap CV theater season with laughs

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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In the Central Valley High School drama department’s production of “Noises Off,” shown from left are David Stanley, Madison Ambriz, Sarah Plumb and Kyle Woodlief.
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The theater department of Central Valley High School will close out its 2013-14 season with a comedy.

“Noises Off” explores the behind-the-scenes antics of the cast and crew of “Nothing On,” from dress rehearsal through closing night.

The set includes the school’s revolving stage, which was constructed by students and community volunteers.

The cast: Jesen Korver as Lloyd Dallas; Kyle Woodlief as Garry Lejeune; David Stanley as Frederick Fellows; Payton Cooley as Selsdon Mowbray; Dennis Burgess as Timothy Allgood; Anika Martin as Dotty Otley; Sarah Plumb as Brooke Ashton; Madison Ambriz as Belinda Blair; and Amanda Guarisco as Poppy Norton.

The crew: Amber Gimlin, Ryann McKinley, Emily Boynton, Jed Jensen, Jared Korver, Trent Dean, Madison Flint, Matt Reeves, Conner Klinger, Spencer Cole, Chris Pittella, Zach Brommer, Karissa Griffiths and Tiara Lorentz.

Mike Muzatko is the theater director.

The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and May 28-31.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the school’s business office. Seats can also be reserved online at http://cvtheatre.com.

The show is not recommended for younger audiences.

For more information, call the school office at (509) 228-5100.

Mercury spill update

Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch said Tuesday that the staff at East Valley High School performed in an exemplary manner May 9 when a student brought a vial of mercury to the school.

He told the board the evacuation went smoothly and the Spokane Valley Fire Department complimented him on their coordination efforts and expert guidance. The high school chemical safety officers activated the emergency plan and hazardous material management personnel from the Northeast Washington Education Service District responded immediately.

The transportation department brought the students home safely and quickly. The nursing staff escorted 14 staff members and students to the hospital where each of them was cleared and released by noon that day.

There is still one classroom that remains off-limits while staff remove the carpet and desks.

Scholarship winner

Central Valley High School senior D.G. Kim has won a $2,500 scholarship from eSchoolView for Web design and development.

The scholarship, one of eight offered nationwide, was available to any high school senior interested in pursuing graphic design, Web design or other arts. Each student created an educational website for an imaginary client including layout for navigation with a meeting log and budget.

Kim is self-taught in HTML, Javascript, PHP and MySQL, and created a website for calculus resources.


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