Last night in front of the largest Thursday night audience since 2008's Les Miserables,West Side Story opened for an enthusiastic audience that awarded the breath-taking performance with a standing ovation at curtain call.
Only three more performances remain with 7 pm shows tonight and Saturday as well as a 2 pm matinee on March 10.
Tickets can be purchased today in the Lampeter-Strasburg high school main office between noon and 4pm and at the door before every performance. Doors open at 6 pm.
Here's a trailer for West Side Story with footage from Monday's teaser .
During February's mini-THON's homeroom competition, Lampeter-Strasburg Mandarin Chinese and English teacher Mr. Brian Fisher dared his students that if they raised the most money, he would get Chinese characters shaved into this hair.
It was a dare his students welcomed, winning the challenge. So last week, Mr. Fisher went to The Cutting Edge Barber Shop on East King Street to get his hair cut.
His stylist, Daniel, has a lot of experience cutting designs, but he had never done Chinese characters before. Mr. Fisher asked him to style the character 爱, meaning “love,” and the four diamonds logo in the back of his head.
Daniel started at 6:15 and cut until 7:45 pm, even though he had been working since 9 a.m., the barber shop had closed, and all of his colleagues had left.
He did an amazing job! Mr. Fisher also the teacher instructed him how to shape and order the characters; he shaped all of the perfectly-crafted lines with just his razor.
Carissa Myers recently received a Scholastic Gold Key and is an American Visions nominee for the National judging.
You can see Scholastic winners at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at the Demuth Museum and LCYA exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art starting March 3 through April 15.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition is the nation's longest running and most prestigious program for art students in grades seven through twelve. More than 330,000 works of visual art and writing are submitted to the Scholastic competition awards. Less than 1/3 of those submitted will be excepted into the scholastic exhibition and of those, less than half will receive an award.