High schools offer spring theater productions

The Pioneer High School Theatre Guild features “Footloose” which opens Saturday, April 24 in the Schreiber Auditorium. The stage show features music from the soundtrack of the popular 1984 hit movie and based on the book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. “Footloose” tells the story of a teenage boy suddenly moved from a big city to a small conservative Texas town where dancing is forbidden. The kids revolt in song and dance.   Shows are:  7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1; and 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, April 25 and  May 2.  Tickets cost $9 for students, seniors age 65 and older and Pioneer High School staff; $12 adult general admission. The Guild is now offering assigned seating. Tickets are on sale at showtix4u.com or at the door (only cash or check accepted at the box office.)

• Skyline High School’s spring production is “You Can’t Take It With You,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1936 comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufmann. The eccentric Sycamore household may seem mad at first, but it they are, then the rest of the world will soon seem even madder. When Tony Kirby, the son of a wealthy banker, falls in love with Alice Sycamore, he brings his parents to her house to meet her family. What transpires is a mix-up that involves everyone from the IRS to the Grand Duchess of Russia. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday April 23 and Saturday, April 24 and 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 25. Tickets cost $8 for Adults and $6 for students/seniors. Tickets are on sale at showtix4u.com or at the door.

• At Huron High School, the Huron Players perform Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother. Shows are: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30 and May 7 and Saturdays, May 1 and May 8 at  The New Theater. Tickets cost $8 general admission and $6 for students and seniors Call the box office at 734-994-2095 and leave a message with your first/last name, a phone number, the number of tickets (general or student/senior) to reserve and the date of the performance you wish to attend. Someone will return the call within two school days to confirm reservations. Cash or checks are accepted at the box office.

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