On Stage: Local High Schools Preparing For a Dramatic 2018 (updated)


The following are some of the shows planned in the coming months highlighting and featuring some impressive young and talented stars of the stage. Here is your chance to catch a rising star(s) and help support the arts.


Winner of 1953’s Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s dramatic depiction of the Salem witch trials has earned a place in the canon of great American literature and in High School English classes across the country. Written as an allegory for McCarthyism, the vitriolic “witch hunt” for Communists that took place in Cold War America, Miller provides audiences with a gripping depiction of the dangers of perpetuating hysteria.

All performances in The Little Theater.
Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. matinee

Tickets: TBA
General admission tickets will be available at the door an hour before each performance.

“The Pajama Game”

The Huron Players and the Huron Music Department proudly present “The Pajama Game” Feb. 9-11 at Huron High School’s Meyers Auditorium. Based on the novel, “7 ½ cents” by Richard Bissell, the Huron performance will be directed by Jeffrey Stringer with musical direction by Kent Wattleworth. Tickets are $13 for students, staff and seniors. General admission tickets are $15.

Cast List
​(In order of appearance)
HINES Samuel Klinich
PREZ Radu Dumitrascu
JOE Alex Miteza
HASLER Miguel Cisneros
GLADYS Kaye Hoffmeyer
SID SOROKIN Arun Bhattacharya
MABEL Caroline Bromberg
CHARLIE Will Panitch
BABE WILLIAMS Claire Brinley
MAE Allison Choe
BRENDA Sophie Wolfe
POOPSIE Mary Collins
POP Brendan Howard

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (including Rita, Mara, Girls, Etc.):
Takima Banks, Glory May Bradley, Alison Calder, Kelsey Charnetski, Teresa Grijalva, Sophie Hammond, Riana Hemati, Hailey Johnson, Esha Khanna, Adele Middaugh, Abby Niemi, Marisa Redding, Sophia Schuster, Megan Stearns, Daniella Walbridge
MALE ENSEMBLE (including Helpers, Salesman, Boys, Etc.):
Aiden Davis, Skyler Faerber-Karain, Kosuke Nakamura, Ruben Pawar, Ivan Redando, Matthew Ye
Crewhead List
Stage Manager: Lucy Brabbs
Assistant Stage Manager: Liz Alfaro-Mendoza, Emily Mattson
Fly Crewhead: Christy Martinez
Lighting: Ian Megahan
Assistant Lighting: Bridget Lawson
Sound: Jaden Leverett
Set Construction: Amritha Anupindi
Costumes: Caroline Cerilli, Hailey Johnson (co-crewheads)
Props: Cassidy Holli Konrad, Megan Poliner (co-crewheads)
Makeup: Kelly Kramer
House Manager: Kristin Thorsdottir
Choreography: Emma Anderson

SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL: “On the Verge: Or the Geography of Yearning,” by Eric Overmyer

“On the Verge: Or the Geography of Yearning” will take place on Feb. 22. For more information, check www.skylinehstheatre.org.

The Skyline High School Theatre group will present “Shrek” April 14-15, 20-22. Auditions for “Shrek” are from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 18

COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL: Ensemble Theatre’s spring show “Inherit the Wind”

Community Ensemble Theater presents “Inherit The Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, “Inherit The Wind” fictionalizes the infamous trial of a high school teacher bringing human evolution into the classroom. The play premiered in 1955, and was written as a commentary on the McCarthyism of the time. Since then, it has seen many revivals and been adapted for the screen several times, still resonating today. Directed by Forrest Hejkal and Technically Directed by Brice O’Neal.

All performances in Craft Theater at Community High School.

March 15, 16, 17 (two shows) and 18

Tickets will become available at showtix4u.com at a later date. 


It is opening night of a new show and the leading actress is murdered! Sounds like it is “curtains” for the cast and crew unless Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department can solve the murder AND fix the show at the same time. Performances at The Riverside Art Center, 76 North Huron, Ypsilanti.  Tickets are $5.

Show dates: 
April 12: 7:30 p.m.
April 13: 7:30 p.m.
April 14: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
April 15: 1:30 p.m.

Note: Father Gabriel Richard’s Spring Concert is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the MPR


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