An eclectic parade of music, song, dance, comedy, and a smattering of drama, “Hats Off” offers Leland and Gray Players in grades seven to 12 an opportunity to select what they want to perform, to display their strengths, to hone new skills, and to discover different ways to contribute to the performance. Many students also direct, choreograph, and write pieces for “Hats Off.”
This year’s performances include comedic skits by Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Lewis Carroll, Victor Borge, Burns and Allen, Red Skelton, Abbott and Costello ,and Jackie Gleason. Other sketches include modern comedy of “Saturday Night Live” and “MadTV,” improvisations, and even juggling. Voices will be heard from the works of Arthur Miller, George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, and William Gibson. Songs and dances will include musical numbers from “Phantom of the Opera,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Chrous Line,” “Lion King,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Les Miserables,” “Drowsy Chaperone,” “Guys and Dolls,” and more.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors, available at the door. Performances are Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 25, 3 and 7:30 pm. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 365-7355, ext. 204.