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'Night at the Wax Museum'

Friday, November 5, 2010

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. Photo by Mike Leckband. For more photos from the play, see the "Night at the Wax Museum" Photo Gallery.
WHS fall play an hilarious musical comedy

The Cherokee Washington High School Drama Department proudly presents the musical "Night at the Wax Museum" on Nov. 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the WHS Auditorium.

There are 35 student making up this year's musical cast and crew. Admission price is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Plus, on Nov. 13 the WHS Music Boosters will present a dinner at the WHS Commons at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $6.50 for adults and $4 for students and reservations can be made by contacting Amy Sarchet at 225-6755, or email at asarchet@ccsd.k12.ia.us.

The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! 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."

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