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March 16, 1998

Musicals: love, war, aliens in song

By SHAINA ZURA
The Tattoo

As spring approaches, Bristol high schools are
preparing for their annual plays. As tradition
continues, all of these productions are
musicals.
 
Between the three schools you will find a mix of
love, war, time acceleration, extraterrestrial
foliage, and catchy melodies.

Bristol Central's production this year is
"Little Shop of Horrors."
 
The lead roles are being played by junior Katie
Wollenberg and senior Jonathan Israel.
 
This play is about a nerdy floral shop worker
who stumbles across a plant from outer space. He
soon finds out that the bloodthirsty plant is
more of a burden than he planned on. But it
brings him fame, and a chance to win his true
lover's heart.
 
In an attempt to be fed, the plant serenades the
main character with a throaty rendition of "Feed
Me Seymour." Other tunes are in the same vintage
rock-n-roll style.
  
The performances will be on March 27 and 28 at 8
p.m., and March 29 at 2 p.m.
  
Tickets are available now at Ink Spot Printing
on 43 Middle St., Bristol, or in Central's
auditorium lobby on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9
p.m.

They cost $9 for adults and $7 for students and
senior citizens.

Bristol Eastern will be performing "South
Pacific," with  junior Sarah DiVenere and senior
Luis Hilerio playing the lead roles.
 
The setting is on an island in the South Pacific
during World War II. There is very little
happening, leaving the soldiers to gamble,
drink, and daydream.
 
Story lines involve the romance between a naive
Navy nurse and a middle-aged French colonist, 
the draw that a Marine lieutenant feels to a
mystical island, a scheming sailor's quest for a
good time, and, of course, the fight to curb the
Japanese invasion.

Audiences will hear such campy numbers as "Some
Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man
Right Outta My Hair," "There Is Nothing Like A
Dame," and "Younger Than Springtime."
  
The shows will be on May 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., and
on May 10 at 2 p.m.
 
Tickets are available in Eastern's main office,
and at the door. They are  $10 for adults and $7
for students.

St. Paul Catholic High School will present
"Brigadoon." The main characters will be played
by seniors Will McCreesh and Sarah Snyder. 

"Brigadoon" is the story of two American
tourists who stumble upon a tiny Scottish town.

Every day the community wakes up to find 100
years have passed. If anyone tries to leave, the
town will disappear. However, one of the
Americans develops an attachment to a girl in
the town and has to decide whether he should
stay.

Performances will be March 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. 
Tickets are available in St. Paul's main office,
or at the door. Prices are $5 for adults and $3
for students and senior citizens. 

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