By: C.J. Destefani
BHS theater department is going to put the classic, fast-paced, and upbeat musical “Anything Goes” on the Bellbrook auditorium stage. This is a show for any one, any age. The ’30s era show has jazz style music to make it a performance no one will want to miss. Everyone is welcome on April 24 and 25 at 7:00 pm, and April 26 at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be bought in front of the auditorium for $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens and students. Join the cast as they tell a story about a cruise to England featuring a night club singer, a couple of gangsters, and plenty of romance to keep things interesting. The show is directed by Ms. Grace Brown, conducted by Mrs. Barbara Siler, and choreographed by Mr. Sheldon Apo.
It is Ms. Brown’s goal to “provide new opportunities for students” and to give them chances to make lasting friendships. The student orchestra, chorus, cast, and behind-the-scene stage hands are all involved in making “Anything Goes” come to life, a grand total of more than 50 students. Among these talented students are Alexia Vlahos, a senior, playing the lead role of Hope and one of twelve to be accepted into Wright State’s Bachelors of Fine Arts theater program. Ms. Brown compliments her on how she has grown. There are many seniors in the show, and for many of them, it is their first stage experience. They all agree that they are enjoying their time in practice trying something new.