Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 09:24 am
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
The young folks at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield take theater seriously. They’ve won Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield reader poll three years running in the “Best High School Production” category, and they’re at it again this year. Anything Goes, a 1934 comedic musical by famed composer and songwriter Cole Porter, takes place on a trans-Atlantic steam liner headed from New York to London. A stowaway named Billy Crocker is in love with a wealthy and eccentric heiress, Hope Harcourt, and the story chronicles Crocker’s attempts to win her heart, even though she is betrothed to a stuffy English gentleman named Lord Evenly Oakleigh. More than 60 SHG students are working on the production, which runs March 24-27 at the Sacred Hearth-Griffin Auditorium, and if previous year’s performances are any indication, it should be an entertaining night. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. To reserve tickets, call 787-1595, ext. 153, or send a check with your name, phone, number of tickets and performance date to the SHG office at 1200 W. Washington Street, Springfield, 62702.