Drama students compete, tour this winter

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The LHS Drama participants head off to the State competition. Photo by Danica Keane.

Danica Keane, News Assistant

This week the annual LHS drama club’s live Christmas tour has returned. Due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, the club produced a a virtual live-stream Christmas show that LHS played throughout Access period in 2020. This year, the tour is back, bringing a short original play with a Christmas theme to all of the elementary and middle schools in the district. The live show will come to LHS during the Christmas assembly Dec. 17.
The next production for LHS drama will be Seussical the Musical, with auditions Jan. 6-7 and performances in March.
Earlier this winter, members of the drama club qualified for state, and left Dec. 2 to compete at Centennial High School in Boise.
“We tried our hardest and sadly did not make it past the first round,” said Rune Marcy.
Marcy competed with Zack Steadman, Lane Riggs, and Cale Wilponen in an original play written by Wilponen called “The Devil of All Time, but not in 2020.” Rachel Hughes also competed with a solo musical piece “The Song that No One Likes” and Olivia Reynolds gave with a solo audition monologue from The Importance from Being Earnest.
The most recent production that was put on by the club It’s A Wonderful Life starring Jacob Bigler as George Bailey, Dekin Carney as young George, Lane Riggs as Harry and Max Schaffer as Mr. Gower. The musical was performed from Nov. 10-12.