Sunday, September 9, 2012
South Callaway High School’s theatre department is teaming up with an area entertainment company, Cruise King Entertainment, to put on a show and improve the school’s auditorium.
Rhinestones and Sequins, a country and western show, will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at the school. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner in the high school commons before moving to the auditorium at 7 p.m., where 11 SoCal High School girls and five Cruise King entertainers will perform a set of country western hits ranging from Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift.
Theatre director Mary Van Orden got the idea when she heard that Cruise King Entertainment earned around $1,900 for Harrisburg High School in a similar event. Van Orden hopes a similar night could purchase new microphones, speakers or amplifiers for school productions and events in the auditorium.
“It’s not loud enough and it’s poor quality,” Van Orden said. “We had a packed house for ‘The Miracle Worker’ last spring and got wonderful reviews from people coming out of the door, but a lot of people were saying ‘gee, we wish we could have heard better in the back rows.’”