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Spotlight on Theater Productions

Five Shows Opening in Coming Days

Article Date: Apr 19, 2018

Bend-La Pine Schools’ theater students are putting the finishing touches on their stage productions this week as numerous schools are hosting plays in the coming days. From romantic comedies to musicals to dramas, this season our stages will be filled with something for every taste.

“Our students dedicate hundreds of hours to putting on these productions each year — from the performers in the spotlight to the many students working behind the scenes to make sure the show goes off as planned,” said Jay Mathisen, Deputy Superintendent. “We are proud of our students’ efforts and excited for this showcase of their talents.”
“The Government Inspector” — Summit High School students will perform this farcical comedy set in 1836 that tells the story of the surprise arrival of a government inspector in a Russian village full of corrupt officials. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students. Showtimes are 7 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22.

“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” — Three Rivers School students will perform this Lewis Carroll tale of Alice falling down the rabbit hole and her adventures in Wonderland at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are $10 general admission, $6 children and students. Tickets available online or at the box office. Showtime is 7 p.m. April 26.

“Grease” — La Pine High School students will perform this crowd-pleasing music set in a 1950s high school featuring the songs “Greased Lightning” and “Summer Lovin” among others. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and can be purchased at www.showtix4U.com Recommended for ages 13 and older. Showtimes are 6 p.m. April 26-28 and 1 p.m. April 28.

“Game of Tiaras” — Bend Senior High School students will perform this comedy that’s a mash-up of genres with references to Disney princesses, “King Lear” and “Game of Thrones.” Not intended for young children. Tickets are $5. Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 3-5.

“Pride and Prejudice” — Mountain View High School students will perform this classic romantic comedy set in Jane Austen’s English countryside featuring Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Tickets are $5. Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 10-12 and 2 p.m. May 12.