Chaparral High School’s Fall Play,“The 1940s Radio Hour” Debuts Thursday, November 8


The Play also has Performances on November 9th & 10th

The nationally recognized and award winning Chaparral High School (CHS) Theater Department, is pleased to announce that it will debut its fall play “The 1940s Radio Hour” at 7 PM on Thursday, November 8. Additional performances are 7 PM on November 9 and November 10 at 2pm and 7pm.

All performances are in the school’s Performing Arts Center. CHS is located at 27215 Nicolas Road, Temecula.

Written by Walton Jones, this comedy follows struggling New York radio station W.O.V. during it’s final broadcast before Christmas in 1942 when anything that can go wrong just might. Filled with music and dancing from the era, this holiday themed production is a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Cast members include Cade Dailey (senior) as Pops, Isabella Lynch (senior) as Stella, Brady Hill (freshman) as Wally, Vance Johnson (junior) as Clifton Feddington, Hayden Spangler (junior) as Zoot Doubleman, Gavin Powell (senior) as Johnny Cantone, Patrick Begg (senior) as Lou Cohn, Leah Barlage (senior) as Ginger Brooks, Samantha Sanchez (senior) as Connie Miller , Levi Gunn (sophomore) as B.J. Gibson, Diego Cruz (senior) as Neal Tilden, Emily Birosak (junior) as Ann Collier, Lilah Vener (junior) as Geneva Lee Brown, and Isaiah Stacy-Sutton (sophomore) as Biff Baker.

“This is the first time in recent CHS history that we’ve staged a play where the setting takes place during the holiday season,” according to CHS Drama teacher and director Chris Irvin.

“I first became aware of 1940s Radio Hour when I was a freshman in high school. Having the opportunity to produce and direct this show has brought back a lot of memories. The cast is incredible and they are having a blast with the material.”

General admission is $10; students, military personnel, and seniors 55+ are admitted for $9; and students with Associated Student Body cards are admitted for $8.

Tickets are available online at http://chaparralat.seatyourself.biz, at the CHS bookkeeping office during school hours, and at the theatre box office before each performance.

Throughout the past several years, the CHS Theater Department has won numerous awards and nominations from National Youth Arts. Created to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts across the nation, NYA Awards celebrate music, dance, film, and other art forms. More than 300 productions were considered for awards, including shows from more than 100 different theatres in more than 50 cities spanning 10 states.

Chaparral High School was also recently invited to participate in the Luci Arnaz Musical Theatre Awards in May.

For more information on the show, call (951) 695-4200, ext. 144 or email Irvin at cirvin@tvusd.k12.ca.us.

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