The Cooperstown Central School Thespians will present their annual fall musical Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 17, in the N.J. Sterling Auditorium of the Cooperstown Junior-Senior High School.
This year’s show is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. According to a media release, the show will feature a cast of more than 25 students, and another 35 working behind the scenes and in the pit orchestra.
“The show features a terrific score and a hilarious book, supported by more than 200 period costumes and a technically demanding set featuring a turntable designed by Glimmerglass Opera’s Joel Morain,” CCS vocal music instructor and Thespians adviser Timothy Iversen said in the release. “The show is a classic farce with a somewhat macabre feel, certain to tickle the funny bone of audience members of all ages.”
There will be three evening shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16, and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee Nov. 17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Tickets will also be available at the door. Senior Citizens residing within the Cooperstown Central School district are eligible for complimentary tickets, but are asked to secure their tickets in advance if at all possible.
The CCS Thespians is an extra-curricular group consisting of students in grades 9-12. The fall musical is directed by Iversen, with musical direction by Kerri Hogle and Peter Daum.