What do poodle skirts, the Beach Boys, greasers, and malt shops all have in common? Besides being hallmarks of the 1960s, these are all things that can be found in Sequim High’s Senior Class Play — “Be True to Your School.”
This year, Sequim High School Operetta Club dives into a parody about high school life in the 1960s. The show stars a group of excitable cheerleaders, the greaser Harley High Hogs, a chemistry teacher with an attitude (played by Samuel May), a much-loved football star (Tommy Hall) with his very own adoring fan club, and the science-loving Greta Gamblemier (Emma Gallaher).
The show runs one week only starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 and running daily Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3, at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
Director Laura Lorentzen with assistance from Dave McInnes leads this fun-loving stage play that they say is sure to be a hit with fans of all ages.
The show revolves around the Pleasantville High School Pheasant’s rivalry with the neighboring Harley Hogs. The “Pleasant Pheasants” have, until now, never won a division title in football. However, things have changed since football playing heartthrob Moose Mulligan (Hall), shows up to save the day — if he can get his chemistry grade up. The cheerleaders hatch a plan to get Moose a chemistry tutor; namely, the science wiz Greta Gamblemier (Gallaher). However, Moose and Greta learn more than just science facts during their study sessions, and discover that they, in fact, have chemistry. The whole school, including the principal (Jonathan Heintz), Moose’s coach (Tim Porter), and the devoted fan club, wait with anticipation for Moose to take his make-up test.
“Be True to Your School” is the class of 2018’s Senior Class Play, which helps fund their big end of the year events — Senior Ball and Graduation.
In viewing this show, audiences will be supporting the senior class while enjoying a light-hearted comedy. The show runs about an hour-and-a-half.
The cast also includes, Annabelle Armstrong, Olivia Barrett, Sophia Barrett, Jewell Bell, Joe Benjamin, Breelyn Bennett, Emily Bundy, Liam Byrne, Angela Carrillo-Burge, Ryan Chen, Lindsey Coffman, Anthony Cortani, Damien Cundiff, Kaitlyn Davis, Caleb DeMott, Maddy Dietzman, Audrey Hughes, McKenna Kelbel, Raymond Lam, Damon Little, Astrid Martin, Abygail Mundy, Tim Porter, Katie Potter, Gabi Simonson, Payton Sturm, and Maggie van Dyken.
Cast members say they are excited to present this original play to the community, and hope to see everyone there.
Each show will feature a different classic car from the Sequim Valley Car Club including George Wreggit’s 1966 Ford Mustang.
Tickets cost $5 for SHS seniors, $8 for ASB members, $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for general admission, and $25 families with cash accepted at the door.
For more information about the Senior Class Play, call 360-582-3600.