Art and Music Happenings
October 3, 2014
Please note: This article was originally published on 10/3/2014. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
The Northwest High School Theatre Guild is presenting its fall production of “Blithe Spirit” this November. Written in 1941 by Noël Coward, the play is full of sabotage, séances, spells, and a mischievous ex-wife. This ghostly comedy is revived by Northwest’s talented thespians under the direction of Mrs. Jaime Holder. Northwest STEM students are getting involved in the set design by applying their science, technology, engineering, and math knowledge to implement special effects. Blithe Spirit will be performed on Nov. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and again on Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 if bought in advance at lunch Nov. 3-7, and $5 at the door.
The Clarksville High School Theatre will kick off its 2014-15 season on November 5th with The Nerd, a contemporary farce by Larry Shue.
The CHS production features Nigel Nyberg, Ashley Knowles, Jose Davila, Jacob Sullivan and Edward Haase. Rounding out the cast are Daniel Ellis, Addisyn Bryant, and Kenneth Shipley. Together, they create a dynamic ensemble that manages to sustain the hilarity up to the final curtain.
THE NERD is a witty play about an aspiring architect, Willum, living in Terre Haute, Indiana, with his friends Axel and Tansy. On the day of Willum’s 34th birthday, Axel and Tansy throw a surprise party that ends with an unexpected visit from Rick, a fellow ex-GI that saved Willum’s life during the Viet Nam War. Rick out-stays his visit, and Willum comes completely un-glued. The ensuing comic interplay brings the play to a hilarious climax and a delightful “twist” takes the tale to its final conclusion.
Production dates are November 5, 6, 7 & 10th. All performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre at CHS at 7:00. Tickets are $5.00 each and will be available at the box office. For additional information, contact Director Barbara Wesner at 931-648-5690 extension 2521.
Check out other great performing arts opportunities happening in CMCSS here: http://cmcss.net/news/articles/relatedarts.aspx.Music, drama and art are integral parts of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. There are so many talented students in CMCSS who go on to become amazing performers and internationally recognized artists. To help community members know the many opportunities there are to participate in, there is now a calendar available to see what’s happening in the school system. Please click here to see your options: http://cmcss.net/news/articles/relatedarts.aspx. We hope you will join us at one or more of these great events!