GREEN The Green High Music Department will present the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," beginning Thursday and running through Sunday.
There will be shows at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
This is the second time that the school has put on this Cole Porter production.
"We did it back in 2000," said Director Scott Bantum. "It is sort of fun to revisit the show again. This is classic Cole Porter and I am glad we have the opportunity to give the students a chance to do it."
His sentiments were echoed by Music Director Julie Pickering.
"This is classical music theater," she said. "It gives the students a chance to experience a different type kind of demanding performance. It requires more craft and execution by the students. Things are going great, the kids are doing a great job. This is the first classic musical show the school has put on in a while. It is something different from normal, which not necessarily a bad thing to do."
The lead role of Reno Sweeney is played by Junior Camden Diver, who said the role is very different than when she played the lead in "Mary Poppins" last yar.
"This year, the role is more mature and old school," Diver said. "It has been so much fun experimenting with a new role. Reno is very different from my personality."
Stewart Schmidt, who just competed at the state cross country meet last weekend, plays Billy Crocker, one of the love interests.
"This is the first time I have had so many lines and singing on stage." said the tall, dark-haired senior. "As a sophomore I hadn't planned to try out, but I did and now here I am as a senior in a main role. The hardest part of all this is setting time aside for it and balancing work, school, and sports. I have not been working and have had to take time for cross country. Everyone in the play has made similar sacrifices and I cannot stress enough how everyone has been so focused, hard working, and on time for practice."
The role of Moonface Martin is being played by Denton Kohen, a junior.
"I'm like my character, sort of a sarcastic screwball," he said. "Moonface can show compassion when needed. We have been really fortunate that the seniors have taken on an immense leadership role. Things this year are a lot different than last year. The cast has gone above and beyond what was expected of them. They have added material and I think this has made it a lot funnier."
In supporting roles are Madeline Rooney, Nikki Cvammen, Armon Aboutorabi and Lauren Smith; along with the choir, dancers and pit band. Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the Green High School Box Office, Door No. 3 for $12.00 - cash or check. Credit cards cannot be accepted. The box office is open from 8-10 a.m. and 5-9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Green employees and Senior Citizens may receive a free pass with a school ID or Community Pass. For more information, call the athletic office at 330-896-7544.
On Thursday night, Green High School students can get a special pass $6.