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.
As you are probably aware, this year's musical is West Side Story. The show stars several well-known students through-out the school, including Mathew Monroy, Steven Greenwood, Jessica Heisey, and Brendan Massar to name a few.
What you might now know is how much work goes on behind the scenes to make the show a reality. Two driving forces that help ensure this musical goes well is director Mr. Kevin Ditzler and stage manager Skye Reinacher.
The cast, crew, and pit have been working hard to make this show audience ready so get those hands ready for clapping!
On the Saturdays leading up to the musical, we have rehearsal from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm! At 7:30 though we have breakfast with everyone! This image is from last Saturday! We had donuts, eggs, bacon, ice cream, cake, pancakes, and so much more. Today the Pit moves into the theatre with the cast! Welcome to tech Saturday two! #lswss #westsidestory #sharksvsjets #musicals #broadway #tony #maria #riff #bernardo #pitorchestra
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