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Drama Club production sure to bring laughs with kids comedy

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed)

By Tina Foreman
Farmer Staff Writer

When you’re a child, imagination is everything. But once you hit adulthood and the real world, your imagination tends to disappear, leaving life a bit duller than it was during childhood.
If your imagination has been hiding, the Watford City High School Masque and Gavel Club has just the production for you, ‘There’s a Monster in My Closet.’
Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical romp. Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend, Stephanie, when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate further (despite the incessant teasing of her big brother and his friends), Emily and Stephanie recruit their friends—sarcastic and skeptical Kelly, vain Mary, studious Brain, tomboy Tara and avid reader Megan—to help capture the monster.
“This play is so much fun because it’s geared towards kids and we get to be really overdramatic,” says Sibee Jokela, Watford City High School senior. “The costumes are really crazy and overexaggerated. Kids and adults will both enjoy it.”
What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him! Murray is on probation since his boss, the Dream King, heard about his goofing off on the job. After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her—not play with her things! What happens when Emily has all her friends over for a slumber party to try to capture Murray? They end up catching the Dream King and his harried secretary, Toady, instead! With other wonderfully entertaining characters like Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emily’s monster problem.
“This production has been a lot of fun, but it just hit me last week that this is my last play,” says Jeremiah Beard, Watford City High School senior. “It’s a sad, lonely feeling. I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to act again and I’m really going to miss it.”
With no spring production planned for this school year, you won’t want to miss this wacky musical including cast members Tillie Alevshere, Jeremiah Beard, Gwen Becker, Chans Brown, Kyle Brown, Reid Brown, Kayla Floven, Allison Hagen, Valerie Hagen, Brittany Jevne, Sibee Jokela, Tara Loomer, Amanda Mogen, Ashten Pederson, Bethany Rolfson, Michael Schulz, Sydney Slais, Dillon Smith, Brandon Stoker, Katie Wold and Jeanna Zenz.
‘There’s a Monster in My Closet’ will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Watford City High School Media Room. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Activity cards will be accepted.