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Ferris plans grand reopening celebration

The Doo Wop Girls played by, from left, Caroline Hammett, Malinda Wagstaff and Allison Milbrath in St. George’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” (Courtesy of JOHN CARTER)
The Doo Wop Girls played by, from left, Caroline Hammett, Malinda Wagstaff and Allison Milbrath in St. George’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” (Courtesy of JOHN CARTER)

Ferris High School is celebrating its grand reopening Saturday.

The day will begin with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. in the main entrance. Visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a dedication ceremony will be in the main gymnasium at 1:30. At 3 p.m., there will be a Ham on Regal performance.

At 7 p.m., the Soul Rebels, a New Orleans brass ensemble, will perform.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for students and $20 for adults and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For information and to purchase tickets call the Ferris business office at (509) 354-6006.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ onstage

The drama students at St. George’s School will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” beginning Wednesday in the Founders Theater. The musical will continue Sept. 19-20. All shows are at 7 p.m.

Seymour Krelborn, played by John Hatheway, is the florist terrorized by his malevolent, ever-growing and menacing plant, Audrey II, voiced by Caelan Angell and controlled by Hunter Hyde. Seymour’s struggle to stop Audrey II gives him the confidence he needs to win the girl he loves, Audrey, played by Natalie Johnson.

The rest of the cast is Cade Martin as Orin Scrivello, the sadistic dentist; Josias Michalko as Mr. Mushnik; and Caroline Hammett, Allison Milbrath and Malinda Wagstaff as the Doo Wop Girls. Truman Harris, Anna Nowland and John Ogden complete the cast, playing multiple roles.

Tickets are $5.50 for students and senior citizens and $7.50 for adults and may be purchased in advance online at sgslittleshop.eventbrite.com. Tickets purchased at the door on the evening of the show are $6 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults.

LC students attend theater fest

Members of Lewis and Clark High School’s Tiger Drama had an opportunity during the summer to attend the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

LC students participated in workshops, college auditions and technical theater competitions. They also saw two full-length productions every day.

The students who attented the festival are Dominick Betts, Jillian Burgess, Brie Cole, James Elkin, Levi Finch, Siobhan Flanagan, Ilan Hernandez, CaraLee Howe, Emma Lyons, Anna Maguire, Melina Palomba, Kezia Rhodes, Madeleine Rush, and Victoria Whiteaker.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.
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