Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PHS drama presents 'Star-Spangled Canteen'

The Payson High School Longhorn Theatre Company will open their next production “Star-Spangled Canteen” on Feb. 7 in the High School Auditorium. This hilarious comedy takes place while World War II rages, the Bugle sisters turn their Grandpa Buddy's Seaside Hotel into the Star-Spangled Canteen where sailors and soldiers can relax. Not only do the girls want to help the war effort, but they want to save the Seaside from the hands of a ruthless businessman, Skylar Schutt, who intends to buy it for back taxes. But when Schutt accuses Grandpa Buddy of being a German spy, the girls - with a little help from the Ladies' League for Coastal Defense - declare all-out war! And it isn't long before a platoon of spy’s surfaces! It seems everybody becomes suspicious of everyone else until a nighttime reconnaissance mission traps the real traitor. Wise-cracking sailors, a hillbilly jug band, a returning, injured brother, a pair of crusty old vaudevillians, and the spunky Bugle girls themselves make this an all-star winner!

Along with this zany script they have added some live entertainment. You will be entertained by a Hillbilly jug band, some Vaudeville dancing, and a group of “Bugle Girls” that will sing some top hits from the 1940’s, and of course swing dancing.  

            The show runs February 7th through the 9th. Show times are 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 9, and a 4 p.m. matinee on Feb. 8. Prices are $6 for Adults, $5 for Students and Senior Citizens. All proceeds from ticket sales go right back into the Longhorn Theatre Company so they can continue to produce these amazing productions. The Longhorn Theatre Company has been producing a full season of plays for over 20 years and they would like to thank everyone for its continued support for the arts and helping keep the Longhorn Theatre Company alive and well. Payson should be proud to have such wonderful Arts programs in the schools and know that they are always striving to improve the quality of their programs for the many students involved in them.  

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