Lakota East: Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods
Sondheim’s gorgeous, well-known music combines with the twisted fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in this dramatic musical. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White are in the dark woods of the Brothers Grimm where a childless baker and his wife find out that their family has been cursed. The witch next door reveals the curse and poses a challenge to get the curse reversed. They are to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. Their journey takes them through the woods and through the darkness of the human heart.
Show times for Into the Woods at Lakota East High School’s Liberty Theatre:
March 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m.
March 19 at 2:00 p.m.
March 23, 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m.
All tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or regular price tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz\lakotaeasthigh. Note: This show is based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, which are meant to be frightening. Traditionally, the recommendation with this show is that if you have small children, stay for the first act, and leave at intermission, while everything is at a “happy ending.” During the second act, the giant takes her revenge on the fairy tale characters, and things get scary.
Lakota West: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
March 30 through April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
March 26 at 2:00 p.m.
General tickets are $13
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Lakota Plains Junior: The Lion King Jr.
The students at Lakota Plains Junior will be performing Disney’s popular The Lion King Jr. on March 31 through April 2 in the school’s cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now; all seats are $10 and can be purchased online at ticketpeak.com/res/plainslionking. Please call 513-260-3141 with any questions.
March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
April 1 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 2 at 3:00 p.m.
Lakota Ridge Junior: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Ridge Junior will be presenting The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Tim Kelly on the following dates:
April 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Lakota West Freshman Auditorium
Reserved seat tickets are on sale now for $8 at http://lrjhdrama.seatyourself.biz.
So many students tried out for the play that each night will feature different cast members. The drama club has been working really hard to memorize, work with microphones and create their costumes for the play and can’t wait to see you out in the audience.