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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 'Crazy for You' opens at HHS

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The storyline of the Senior Play for the Hendersonville High School class of 2017 is not lost on the students, faculty and alumni.

“Crazy for You,” on stage Thursday through Saturday in the historic HHS auditorium, is about what happens when the leading man travels to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a failing theater. Hendersonville High School has been at the epicenter of a political battle for more than two years. If the county builds a new school, this year’s performance would be among the last in the hall with Bearcat red seats and drapes. (If the county can salvage the construction schedule it initially planned, a brand new HHS would open for class in August 2020.)
For nearly a century, HHS students have ended their high school careers with an immersive experience: the Senior Play. Bonding as a class and forging memories, the seniors leave their final mark with a performance that embodies the personalities of each class and serves as a parting gift to the school and community.
A romantic comedy by Ken Ludwig with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, “Crazy for You” tells the story of a boy, a girl and a theatre that needs to be saved. Set during the 1930s, it follows the stage-struck Bobby Child as his overbearing mother forces him to travel to Deadrock with the mission of shutting down the old theatre. Upon arrival he quickly falls for the charming and no-nonsense Polly Baker and hatches a plan to save the theatre by producing a play. Featuring mistaken identities, tap dancing cowboys, and wonderful blends of sweet sentiment and sharp comedy, Crazy for You is sure to please.
“It is especially fun that a major plot point in this show centers on a town trying to save a theatre,” principal Bobby Wilkins said.
Said senior Emily Johnson: “I’m super excited, because we have a great cast! Everyone is working so hard.”
The Class of 2017 will perform shows at 7:30 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29 and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Tickets are on sale now ($10 general, $12 reserved) and may be purchased during school hours at the HHS office or by calling 828-697-4802.

HHS Senior Plays

1922 And Billy Disappeared
1931 The Masquers
1936 Seventeen
1939 All on Account of Polly
1942 Ever Since Eve
1950 Spring Green
1951 Mother Was a Freshman
1952 No Business Like Show Business
1953 Anything Can Happen
1954 The Little Dog Laughed
1955 Here Comes Charlie
1956 Dead of the Night
1957 Let Me Out of Here
1958 See How They Run
1959 Captain Applejack
1960 Girl Shy
1961 Bottoms Up
1962 One Foot in Heaven
1963 The Big Blowup
1964 Dear Ruth
1965 The Diary of Anne Frank
1966 Our Town
1967 The Boyfriend
1968 Spoon River Anthology
1969 Glass Menagerie
1970 A Different Drummer
1971 Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
1972 You Can't Take It With You
1973 Dark of the Moon
1974 Bye, Bye Birdie
1975 South Pacific
1976 Oklahoma
1977 My Fair lady
1978 Guys and Dolls
1979 Fiddler on the Roof
1980 Sugar
1981 The Boyfriend
1982 Camelot
1983 Funny Girl
1984 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
1985 Grease
1986 South Pacific
1987 West Side Story
1988 Guys and Dolls
1989 Dames at Sea
1990 White Gloves, Top Hat and No Tails
1991 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
1992 Annie Get Your Gun
1993 Grease
1994 The Music Man
1995 West Side Story
1996 Oklahoma
1997 Fame
1998 Bye, Bye Birdie
1999 Annie
2000 Peter Pan
2001 The Wiz
2002 Guys and Dolls
2003 Damn Yankees
2004 Grease
2005 Footloose
2006 The Wizard of Oz
2007 Beauty and the Beast
2008 Singing in the Rain
2009 Bye, Bye Birdie
2010 Lil Abner
2011 Guys and Dolls
2012 All Shook Up
2013 Hairspray
2014 The Music Man
2015 Thoroughly Modern Mille
2016 Mary Poppins
2017 Crazy for You.

1982 Camelot
1983 Funny Girl
1984 Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers
1985 Grease
1986 South Pacific
1987 West Side Story
1988 Guys and Dolls
1989 Dames at Sea
1990 White Gloves, Top Hat and
and No Tails
1991 The Myster of Edwin Drood
1992 Annie Get Your Gun
1993 Grease
1994 The Music Man
1995 West Side Story
1996 Oklahoma
1997 Fame
1998 Bye, Bye Birdie
1999 Annie
2000 Peter Pan
2001 The Wiz
2002 Guys and Dolls
2003 Damn Yankees
2004 Grease
2005 Footloose
2006 The Wizard of Oz
2007 Beauty and the Beast
2008 Singing in the Rain
2009 Byy, Bye Birdie
2010 Lil Abmer
2011 Guys and Dolls
2012 All Shook Up
2013 Hairspray
2014 The Music Man
2015 Thoroughly Modern Mille
2016 Mary Poppins
2017 Crazy for You.

1982 Camelot
1983 Funny Girl
1984 Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers
1985 Grease
1986 South Pacific
1987 West Side Story
1988 Guys and Dolls
1989 Dames at Sea
1990 White Gloves, Top Hat and
and No Tails
1991 The Myster of Edwin Drood
1992 Annie Get Your Gun
1993 Grease
1994 The Music Man
1995 West Side Story
1996 Oklahoma
1997 Fame
1998 Bye, Bye Birdie
1999 Annie
2000 Peter Pan
2001 The Wiz
2002 Guys and Dolls
2003 Damn Yankees
2004 Grease
2005 Footloose
2006 The Wizard of Oz
2007 Beauty and the Beast
2008 Singing in the Rain
2009 Byy, Bye Birdie
2010 Lil Abmer
2011 Guys and Dolls
2012 All Shook Up
2013 Hairspray
2014 The Music Man
2015 Thoroughly Modern Mille
2016 Mary Poppins
2017 Crazy for You.