By Lauren Towart | Staff Writer

Johnson’s fine arts department is starting off a year of productions with a bang. Theater will open with “Luann Hampton Laverty Oberlander” by Preston Jones on October 6-8 at 7 PM and Sunday, October 9 at 2 PM. A classic, “Luann” presents the portrait of a girl stuck in the backwater of a small west Texas town.

“I’ve loved Luann since I first read it in high school, and its touching family relationships are relevant to everyone,” theater director Suzanne Martin says.

The cast started rehearsing on August 29, and will continue to work hard until the opening night.

“Lots of comedy, with rich and individual characters can be expected from this show,” cast member Victoria Copeland said. Copeland will be portraying the character of Charmaine

Comedy is not the only thing Luann has to offer. The play has a serious nature as well.

“A strong mix of hilarity along with some thoughtful moments is expected,” Martin said.

Don’t miss your opportunity to pre-order! Tickets will be available at all three lunches, going on sale on October 3 for six dollars. That ticket will be eight dollars at the door.

Choir students will be showing off their talent in October as well. The Fall Concert will be held on October 11 at 7 PM. The encore will consist of a tango-inspired song, Hernando’s “Hideaway”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and “You’d be So Nice to Come Home to”. Look forward to all songs being choreographed, up beat, and fun.

“It’s coming together, and I think we have a lot of potential. I definitely don’t think we will be a disappointment,” choir member Annie Kresek said.

For all the little monsters out there, band has a new lineup this fall, consisting Lady Gaga’s hit Bad Romance mashed up with Katy Perry’s California Gurls. Along with cheering on football this season, band looks forward to making students dance in the stands.

“It’s a lot of fun, and easy to play,” senior Kyle Correa said.

The crowd loves the new lineup as well, according to synthisizest Becky Pollock.

“It’s just to make things fun and interesting; everyone dances and gets involved,” Pollock said.

 

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