Spring high school theater season kicks off March 1
Feb 27,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Choose your Own Adventure, Wizard of Oz, Grease, & Ducktails and Bobbysocks

Hundreds of local thespians, singers and dancers, behind the scenes musicians, technicians, and prop-designers are gearing up for an outstanding high school spring theater season. Crews are busy making over high school auditoriums that will bring audiences back in time to the rock ‘n roll 50’s, Kansas and the Emerald Forest, and a land of pirates and dragons where the audience is the boss.

Spring theater events include:

 

One of many high school theater productions scheduled in the Bend-La Pine district, Mountain View High School will perform the rollicking 50’s hit “Grease” March 15-21. 

Choose Your Own Adventure
Summit High School Auditorium
March 1, 6 p.m.
March 2, 6 p.m.
March 3, 2 and 6 p.m.
Free admission with the donation of a non-perishable or canned food item
 
Wizard of Oz
Bend High School Auditorium
March 10, 2 & 7 p.m.
March 11, 4 p.m.
March 17, 2 & 7 p.m.
$15 for a family of four or $5 per person
 
Grease
Mountain View High School Auditorium
March 15-21
7:30 p.m. nightly
$10 per person
Reserved seats, call 383-6402 for more information

Ducktails and Bobbysox
La Pine High School Auditorium
May 21-24
7 p.m. nightly
$5 per person


About the Productions:

Choose Your Own Adventure (Summit High School)
An original children's show based on the popular reading series, Choose Your Own Adventure. The production follows two siblings who, while reading, discover themselves in a Choose Your Own Adventure adventure. But instead of the characters making the decisions, the audience will do that for them. When presented with a choice, the audience will determine, through applause, the path of the main characters as they journey in search of three keys.

Whether fighting pirates or battling a fearsome dragon, the audience will determine the direction of the show – making every show slightly different.

The Wizard of Oz (Bend High School)
The adventures of a Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto. Dorothy and Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters - the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life.

Making their way along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters, they arrive at the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard that they first must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will grant their wishes.

Grease (Mountain View High)
The musical blockbuster stars Danny Zuko and Sandy Ollson as two star-crossed summer lovers amid a pack of ultra-cool 1950s greasers and their Pink Lady gals. The story follows the couple as they navigate their way through life and relationships at Rydell High.

The musical features a bevy of hits including 'You're the One That I Want,' and 'Hopelessly Devoted to You.’

Ducktails and Bobbysox
(La Pine High)
The stories of musical rock ‘n roll star Curtis Jackson. Jackson pays a surprise visit to the small town of Victor where he encounters a host of hilarious characters, madcap happenings and scores of side-splitting 50’s rock star impersonators.

The production includes a powerhouse collection of original rock ‘n roll songs including ‘Elvis, Buddy and Me’ and ‘Bobby Sock Hop.’