The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 10, 2013

Curtains rising | Students in region rehearsing for high school musicals, plays


Westmont Hilltop

“Into the Woods”

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s play weaves elements of five well-known fairy tales – “The Baker and His Wife,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “ Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Rapunzel” – into a complex cautionary tale of choices and consequences.

“The ‘woods’ represent the real world, and each of the characters must make decisions and learn how to live ‘in the woods.’

“The show is full of both funny and sad moments as the audience follows each character’s wishes, actions and ultimately, the consequences of those actions.

“The interplay between good and evil is painted in shades of gray. Witches sometimes tell the truth, ‘nice’ people lie, good people die. As the characters learn to live in the woods, they learn to band together to slay the ultimate adversary, the Giant. This show is appropriate for the entire family.”

Beth Good, choral director


The following high schools will perform spring musicals or plays:

Bedford: “The Wizard of Oz,”

7 p.m. March 1-2, auditorium; tickets are $7, available at door or in advance by calling 623-4250, ext. 1219.

Berlin Brothersvalley: “Anything Goes,” 7:30 p.m. April 5-6 and 2:30 p.m. April 7, auditorium; advance tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students by calling 267-4073 or visiting; tickets are $1 more at the door.

Bishop Carroll Catholic: “The Wedding Singer,” 7 p.m. March 14-16, cafetorium; tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, at the door, which opens at 6:30.

Bishop McCort Catholic: “The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Bishop McCort’s Guzzi Performing Arts Center; tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students at the door or by calling 536-8991.

Blacklick Valley: “The Nifty Fifties,” 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2, auditorium; tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students at the door or in advance by contacting  Jessica Strazisar at

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