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Two Classics Will Be Performed On Draper High School Stages

Nov 05, 2014 10:07AM ● By Julie Slama

The Juan Diego Catholic High School and St. John the Baptist cast of “The Sound of Music” will sing their favorite things during the Nov. 13-17 run at the high school auditorium. Photo courtesy of JDCHS

“The Sound of Music” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed in November at Juan Diego Catholic High School and Corner Canyon High School stages, respectfully.

About 90 St. John the Baptist Elementary and Middle School students and Juan Diego students will be on stage at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 15 and Monday, Nov. 17 at Juan Diego’s auditorium, 300 E. 11800 South. The Monday production will include a sing-a-long during the performance. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. 

“We decided to have a sing-a-long during the performance since everyone knows these popular songs and it would be fun,” theatre arts director Joe Crnich said. “It’s been fun to involve students across our whole campus and to perform a classic that features good music, dances and a fun story.”

Joining Crnich in directing the show is Julie Waite, who also will oversee the music. Juan Diego alum Jess Brock is the choreographer, and Juan Diego alum Adam Day is in charge of the set design.

Senior Caroline May, of Draper, will play Maria. Freshman David Brose is Captain von Trapp; senior Ally Shea Sexton is Mother Abbess; junior Max Harper is Max Detweiler; and senior Shannon McGarry is Baroness Elsa Schraeder. 

The following weekend, beginning Thursday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 22 and again, Monday, Nov. 24, about 200 Corner Canyon High students will take the stage at 7 p.m. at Corner Canyon’s auditorium, 12943 South 700 East. The lead role of Joseph will be played by Dylan Manzanares.

A live camel will join the 200-member cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Corner Canyon High School’s stage Nov. 20-24. Photo courtesy of Corner Canyon High School

 A pre-show extravaganza will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday. The free event will include meeting the live camel that will be included in the show.Waffles will be available for purchase from Waffle Love. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

“This show will be a lot of fun,” director Phaidra Atkinson said. “The cast is great, and we have a lot of community support and involvement.”

There are a couple of fun twists with the show, including the live camel. Several area businesses are supporting the show and in return, there will be fun business signs on stage that will tie into the show.