Night at the Wax museum
Friday, November 5, 2010
Photos by Mike Leckband
The hysterical meets the historical in the comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history, "A Night at the Wax Museum," presented by the Cherokee Washington High School students on 11/11-11/13/10. School's out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don't know much about history -- they have to re-take the class in summer school.
First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project.
Though the students' eyes glaze over with boredom, there's a twinkle in the wax figures' eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra's bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boelyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney!
When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of lady pirates show up, everybody's out for one thing -- treasure! Supposedly, there's a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum!
It's a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her? The magic of history comes alive -- literally! -- when spiced with Bill Francoeur's cinematic score, including "Egyptian Love," "Summer School" and "Glory Days."
There are 35 students making up this year's musical cast and crew. Admission price is $5 for adults and $4 for students. On Sat. Nov. 13, the WHS Music Boosters will also be holding a dinner at the WHS Commons at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $6.50 for adults and $4 for students. Reservations can be made by contacting Amy Sarchet at 225-6755, or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cherokee Washington High School Drama Department will present the musical comedy "Night at the Wax Museum" on Nov. 11, 12 and 13 in the WHS Auditorium. Pictured are members of the WHS Drama Department as they rehearsed for their performance.
First year teacher Heather Fairchild (left), played by Abby Hayes and pictured here with Eric Boisen as Skip Webster, has arranged for six students to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project.
These six (un)lucky students were selected to help set up a wax museum as an object lesson in history.
History lesson -
A group of unlucky teens begin a wacky adventure when they go on a tour of a wax museum as part of a summer school history class.
Eric Boisen plays Skip Webster, handyman at the wax museum, in the WHS musical "Night at the Wax Museum."
Wax figures -
At the wax museum, many of history's most colorful characters are on display but when they come to life many of the characters are not happy.
Things aren't what they seem -
A group of teens figure out that things at the wax museum aren't what they seem while on a tour of the wackiest wax museum in history.
Girl troubles -
Cleopatra, played by Brianna McGarry, left, is one character who is just fascinated by King Henry the VIII, played by Colton Trent. King Henry has his own problems, mainly with his ex-wife, Anne Boelyn.
King Henry VIII (Colton Trent) finds himself smitten with Cleopatra,(left,played by Brianna McGarry).Cleopatra's attendant, played by Mikaela Booth, is at the right.
King Henry VIII (Colton Trent), Queen Anne Boelyn (Brianna Nielson, right).
Blackbeard and his crew -
Blackbeard and his motley crew are highly motivated when they come to life in the wax museum. Why? They're looking for treasure of course. That's what pirates do.
Blackbeard (left)and a bevy of lady pirates are also seeking the treasure which is supposedly hidden in the museum.
Butch Cassidy (left) and the Sundance Kid (right) are among the wax figures searching for treasure.
Meet the cast and crew -
The cast and crew of the Cherokee Washington High School's Drama Department took time out of a recent rehearsal of the upcoming musical comedy "Night at the Wax Museum," for a group picture. The musical is a comical romp held in a mysterious wax museum and will be performed at Cherokee Washington High School on Nov. 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m...
More photos from the production follow ...