Hanford High is filling its theatre with songs, laughter and suspense this spring. Audiences will be part of a fun-filled evening with the melodramatic musical comedy, Gaslight Girl in April as Hanford reprises one of its most popular shows.
While providing uproarious entertainment, the show also allows students to explore comedic audience participation. Led by an energetic cast, the audience is encouraged to weep for the heroine, root for the hero, laugh at the fools, and boo and hiss the villain.
Dastardly deeds are done as Cadbury pursues the pure yet spunky heroine, Mary Goodhue. Mary’s father has disappeared so she has been forced to work as a sewing girl in New York City in the 1890’s. Losing her job, “through no fault of her own”, she walks the street with her best friend, Bess Belcher, searching for work. By chance she meets Richard Renssalaer Van Dorp, of the very wealthy Van Dorp family and falls in love. But it appears that their love is doomed due to the “dastardly deeds” of Francis X. Cadbury and his side-kick Milo Smark.
Can Mary escape the clutches of the villain Cadbury? Will Richard defy his family to be with the woman he loves? Looking for a laughter filled evening for the entire family?
Join Hanford High Drama for Gaslight Girl on April 17, 18, 24, or 25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $8 for adults.