To round out its theatrical season, the CHS Department of Theatre will present Center stage: An Evening of Music and Comedy at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 14. The show features the entire department -- first year students through fourth-year seniors -- in largely original material.
The evening begins with an improv performance by "Elephants in the Room," the CHS comic improv troupe. They will be followed by the national qualifying comic duo of Keaton Watlington and Mark Perkins performing their Southern District Championship piece The Channel Six News, Now with 10% Less News.
But the biggest part of the evening is the original sketch-musical developed by all five classes of the department: Back through the "Gateway" to the Future. It features every student in the department singing, dancing, and telling the story of five members of the the CHS class of 2018, set fifty years in the future. Through a clerical error, the five of them are required to enter high school again at age 68. They begin at freshman orientation and over the next four years, they end up changing the world. The show features original music and choreography, including original songs/arrangements by Tremoine Jackson, Keaton Watlington, and Ellie Walker.
The evening concludes with departmental awards and a closing improvisation by the award winners. The 90 minute program is intended for all ages. The price of admission for the 6:30 production is $5 for adults and $3 for students.