CHS Theater Department Preparing for “Peter Pan”

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By CHS Student Jacob Hill

In 1992, the first Central High School musical theater class performed the Broadway hit Grease and since then they’ve performed hits like: Guys ‘n’ Dolls, Children of Eden, Annie and most recently, The Sound of Music. Being a musical theatre student myself, I have to say it has been my favorite class at CHS, and the renovation of the CHS Theater is something we’ve needed for a long time.

This is the first time the theater has been completely renovated since 1974 when the school was first erected. These new renovations are going to give the theater a much needed face lift, with lighting and gels, a stage with ten extra feet added, a new sound system, new theater-style seating, and the list goes on. Drama teacher, Vickie Burt says, “Everything is going to be new!”  From the technical to the cosmetic, nothing is being left unaltered. This renovation couldn’t have come at a better time because the CHS spring musical will be Peter Pan, a musical involving flying actors. Since we haven’t access to pixie dust, we must rely on harnesses to fly.

 This, plus everything else needed to make this show as spectacular as possible, is going to take deep pockets, which we don’t have. So, to try and make up for our lack of pockets (deep or shallow), we will be holding fundraiser after fundraiser. The first will be the selling of frozen goods which will start on September 28th– October 12th. There will also be a Peter Pan themed children’s workshop on November 5th where children will participate in Peter Pan themed activities and crafts, such as makeup and learning songs and dances. We are also looking into the possibility of selling a chance for two lucky winners to get to fly like Peter Pan and Wendy! (must weigh 175 lbs or less to fly.) The annual CHS Talent Show, held on October 20th,will also help the Theatre department with all proceeds supporting Peter Pan. It will be the debut event held in the freshly renovated CHS Theater. Please attend the talent show and the fall children’s theater show, which will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest, (November 10th-11th) and please help us with our numerous fundraisers so that we can put on a top-notch performance and have a great spring musical.


  1. Sandra Fauver

    September 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Jacob, this was an excellent article.

  2. Megan Noland

    September 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Great article, Jacob!

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