Spring Musical: Sure to Be a Hit!

Carnival!The HHS Drama Club will feature this year’s spring musical, Carnival! on April 7th- April 10th in the HHS auditorium.

This spectacular musical follows the story of Lili (sophomore Abigail McDonough), an orphan who finds herself a job in a once-successful, but currently failing, traveling carnival owned by B.F. Schlegel (senior Ryan Taesler). Lili becomes caught in a love triangle between the charming Marco the Magnificent (senior Sean Higgins), a smooth-talking magician, and Paul Berthalet (senior Devon O’Donnell), a crippled puppeteer with a failing children’s act.

This musical, based on the classic film ‘Lili’, is a favorite of HHS director Mr. Joe Ross. “I’m very enthusiastic about this production; I think it might be the best thing we’ve done at Hopatcong. The singing, the acting, the orchestra, everything is terrific!” said Ross.

Special effects play a large role in this production; one can’t have a carnival without some magic. From optical illusions, to sword-swallowing sorcery, to disappearing ladies (yes, seriously!), one is guaranteed to be left in amazement by the end of the night.

 “One thing, though: CARNIVAL does have a few intense emotional scenes, and parents should be advised that this is not a show for the very young,” added Ross.

Admission is $8.00, while students and seniors pay $5.00. Snacks and refreshments are served throughout the show, along with the usual raffle tickets.

Shows begin at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.


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