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Principal Bobby Wilkins says the Hendersonville High School’s tribute to 90 years of senior plays will be the type of show townsfolk will regret missing if they fail to show up for the one-time only performance.
“They’re going well,” Bobby Wilkins said of ticket sales. Tickets are still available at the school. “Excitement is a key word. People are going to miss out if they don’t see it. We’re afraid they’ll talk about it after they missed it but that’s OK.”
With the likelihood that HHS will stage a senior play for the last time at the historic auditorium in the spring of 2020, theater teacher Todd Weakley and Wilkins, HHS class of ‘75, decided to put on a tribute to musicals. Weakley recruited singers and musicians from past shows and together the director and performers planned 14 songs and dance numbers for the show. The show is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
Here’s the lineup:
• Richard Cagle: “Some Enchanted Evening” from the class of 1986 production of South Pacific.
• Caroline Ryan and Hunter Warwick: “How the Other Half Lives” from the class of 2015 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
• Bart Salvaggio: “When You’re a Jet” from the class of 1987 production of West Side Story.
• Don Munson (voice of the Clemson Tigers): “(Doing it For) Sugar” from the class of 1980 production of Sugar.
• Kelsey Stout: “Home” from the class of 2007 production of Beauty and the Beast
• John Strickland: “People” from the class of 1983 production of Funny Girl.
• Frances Zogzas and Carson Calton: “All or Nuthin” from the class of 1976 production of Oklahoma.
• Shelley Briggs: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the class of 2006 production of
The Wizard of Oz.
• Lane Cooper: “Trouble” from the class of 1994 production of The Music Man.
• Cathey Gilbert: “Sun in the Morning” from the class of 1992 production of Annie Get Your Gun.
• Austin Blythe: “What’s Good for General Bullmoose” from the class of 2010 production of Lil Abner.
• A special dancing number directed by Sher Shepherd, class of 2003, featuring an all-male group of parents and alumni dancing to “Greased Lightning.”
• Aaron Burdett: “Beauty School Dropout” from the class of 1993 production of Grease.
• Heather Durall: “Memories,” which is from Cats but was included in the class of 1990s original production White Gloves, Top Hat, and No Tails.