Tickets on sale Monday for fall musical

Marlys Good & Shayne Mazur

Aspiring actors and actresses are hard at work learning lines, songs and finding their footing on stage for the upcoming fall community musical “Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Crown Jewel.”
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 30. They can be purchased at the high school office in advance or at the door for $8 per seat or $7 for kids 10 and under and seniors over 60. Please bring exact change.
The musical will open for a three-night stand Nov. 16-18. Performances are at 7 p.m.
Gifted musician and GHS grad Michael Yenny will serve as the accompanist and this season’s vocal director.
“It’s a wonderful thing because we get to explore the singing process,” Yenny said. “We work on concepts such as breath control, vocal resonance, vowel modification, consonant energy and so on.”
In addition to playing the score, Yenny also coaches and conducts the pit orchestra and vocal cast from the piano. He is joined in the pit by violinist Karen Campos and drummer Liam Wisehart.
“The drums always add a lot to the production,” Yenny said, adding, “Liam is a very multi-talented musician from GMS—he also plays guitar, saxophone and piano. I am delighted to have him playing in the pit this year.”
Don’t look to hear any “familiar” melodies in this play, though the music covers a variety of genres from a classical waltz to a jazzy swing.
“They are very catchy and definitely ‘hummable,’” said Director Em Wilson. “I go home after practice each night humming them over and over.”
Sonja Jenness, Charisma Roberson, Noni Bush and Iris Gard are also working behind the scenes with Assistant Director Dee Robertson on painting, wallpapering and prop building to create the production’s set pieces.