Charles Henderson dinner theater to perform original play

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Charles Henderson High School theater department will host a dinner theater Saturday night at the CHHS Cafetorium. The night’s entertainment will include the performance of an original play, “Lakeview’s Circle” and a variety show of songs and monologues.

Judith Park, theater teacher, said the original performance of “Lakeview’s Circle,” in early November was canceled due to student illness.

“So this performance of “Lakeview’s Circle” will be expanded to include a dinner and entertainment,” Park said.

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The dinner menu will include salad, rosemary and lemon chicken, pasta and, for dessert, chocolate mousse.

Dinner music will be provided by CHHS jazz musicians.

The tickets for the dinner theater will be $25 for couples, $20 for singles and $10 for children 12 and under.

“Lakeview’s Circle,” an original musical, was written by student Taylor Montgomery and earned superior ratings at the Walter Trumbauer Theater Festival in Opelika.

“Lakeview’s Circle” is eligible to compete at the state level in December at Troy University.

Park said that “Lakeview’s Circle” tells the story of high school seniors overcoming stereotypes in order to complete an end of the year project that brings them closer together than ever before.

Students who received superior ratings in individual and partner events at the Festival include Krishna Patel and Timea Neal, classical scene; Krishna Patel, classical monologue; Raquel Cole, comedic solo; Jocelyn Jointer, comedic solo; Raquel Cole and Jocelyn Jointer, comedic duet; Nelsey Leverette and Abigail Salmon, comedic duet; Quashanta Billups, dramatic monologue; Ethan Montgomery, comedic monologue; Laura Cain, comedic monologue, Stephen Cooper, playwriting; Ethan Montgomery and Stephen Cooper, comedic scene; All Star Cast, Ethan Montgomery and Amelia Steele; best supporting actor, Ryle Williamson; and Studio Show, “Lakeview’s Circle.”

This the only opportunity for the public to see “Lakeview’ Circle” so everyone is encouraged to attend.

Tickets may be purchased at the school office today and Wednesday or by calling 566-3510.