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"Wildest West" ready to take center stage

SHS annual musical opens Friday night

 

Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

This year's Sidney High School musical is "The Wild, Wild, Wildest West" by Christopher Gieschen and Bill Francoeur. The students are currently in dress rehearsal in preparation for opening night on Friday. Above, director David Mead takes aim with a yellow plastic ball during dress rehearsal. During the live performance, the audience will be able to do the same against the musical's villains.

Beginning Friday, the Sidney High School auditorium will be transformed into the wild west as students take to the stage, and the audience take aim, for the school's annual musical production.

This year's production is "The Wild, Wild, Wildest West" by Christopher Gieschen and Bill Francoeur. The show is a comedic melodrama about a cold-hearted banker who attempts to defraud a widow of her land, while the local sheriff has to deal with a gang of villains who are tired of always losing and decide to go on strike.

The musical is under the direction of David Mead with choreography from Brett A...



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