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Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 AM

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VAN WERT — Van Wert High School Theatre proudly presents the 2013-14 season at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

This fall, VWHS theatre students will be performing The Miser, a classic comedy written by French playwright Moliere and adapted by Miles Malleson.

The show starts out with the miser, known as Harpagon, trusting not a single person with his money and carefully keeping an eye on anyone getting near his garden where much of his treasures are buried. He plans to marry off his children against their wishes and marry a young bride for himself. Can Harpagon succeed with his plans without losing his fortunes and his mind?

It is quite the adventure seeing the roll out of his plans through many funny situations and antics. Satire and farce come together in this fast-paced and hilarious show which is being directed by Mr. Chad Kraner, along with Miss Melissa Bloomfield as assistant director and Mr. Hugh Saunier as the technical director.

The Miser runs at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center with shows starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

Tickets may be purchased from cast members, the NPAC Box Office 419-238-NPAC or at the door on the night of the performances.

On April 10, 11 and 12, 2014, VWHS Theatre will be performing the exciting show of Footloose, the Musical on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage.

Music is by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and stage adaptation by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie and is based on the original screenplay by Pitchford with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.

This musical with the Oscar- and Tony-nominated score, along with the familiar and nostalgic story, will be the hit show to see this spring.

Life in small town Bomont is quiet until Ren, a Chicago boy, comes to town with his love for dance. He electrifies Bomont and brings dance back after a time of tragedy. Ren will fight for the chance to overturn the ban on dance put in place by the Rev. Shaw but not without difficulties and finding love and redemption along the way.

Full of music, dancing, fun, humor and energy, Footloose will have the audience wanting to sing and dance in the aisle. Footloose, the Musical is under the direction of Kraner and music director Bloomfield, along with Mr. Bob Sloan as orchestra director, Saunier as technical director and Mr. Josh Schumm as set coordinator. Performances will be at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Tickets will go on sale in March. Stay tuned for more information as these wonderful shows get closer to performance time.


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