Looking for something different to do?
Don't say there's nothing to do in the area. And don't say young people have nothing to do, either. Because a special group of talented young people are making sure that their great talent is on display to entertain, amuse and amaze.
Toronto High School is gearing up to present its spring musical next weekend.
The Toronto High School Drama Club will stage the classic musical "The Wizard of Oz" April 13-15 in the high school auditorium. And for musical fans throughout the Tri-State Area, Brooke High School will present a classic, "Guys and Dolls" on April 26-28.
Steubenville, Catholic Central and Buckeye Local high schools all presented their musicals this past weekend. And reports are that the seats were full for their performances of "Cinderella," "Once Upon a Mattress" and "The Wizard of Oz," respectively. Also, Burgettstown High School staged "Schoolhouse Rock" last weekend.
These productions, taking place in their respective high school auditoriums, represent the culmination of months worth of effort from students who learned lines and songs, as well as dance routines.
The shows represent the patience and hard work of the teacher/directors, of support staff including students and parents and other teachers who get the stages ready and the sets prepared and the costumes just so.
It's a chance to laugh, to ponder and to simply enjoy the rich variety of talent available in our area high schools. If you doubt that today's youth are capable of much beyond video games, erase your doubts by attending one of these fine productions.
You'll see true talent on display from young people dedicated enough to have put in the time it takes to perform in a production.
It is a credit to these schools, these instructors and especially these students. Special people deserve accolades.
And when the lights come up and the applause rise, we hope it's full houses that the performers see.