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Beaverton high schools announce spring theater productions

Music will be in the air from late February to mid-March as local theater departments plan shows


PHOTO COURTESY OF S. NADER - High school musical season is just around the bend in Beaverton. Here Milly (Brandy Molina) considers Adam Pontipee's (Isaac O'Farrell) proposal of marriage in a scene from Southridge High School Theater's production of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.' (photo: S. Nader)
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The Beaverton School District's five large high schools are presenting their spring theater productions during the coming month or so.

Here is a brief rundown:

Aloha High School: "Cinderella"

Showtimes: 7 p.m. March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. March 19

Location: 18550 S.W. Kinnaman Road

Description: The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmark of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957, starring Julie Andrews, "Cinderella" was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was another remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors

More information and ticket purchases: Aloha High School Theatre webpage

Beaverton High School: "The Breakfast Club"

Showtimes: 7 p.m. March 4, 5, 11 and 12; 2 p.m. March 5 and 12

Location: 13000 S.W. Second St.

Description: "The Breakfast Club" is the classic tale of unlikely friendships set in the '80s, during detention. (Warning: PG-13 for language and subject matter.)

Tickets: $5 general admission

More information: Beaverton High School Theater Arts webpage

Southridge High School: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

Showtimes: 7 p.m. March 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 and 1 p.m. March 12

Location: 9625 S.W. 125th Ave.

Description: Bursting with the energy of the original MGM film, "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" is a fun romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentlemen and to turn desire into romance. "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

Tickets: $10 in advance for adults ($12 at door); $8 students and seniors

More information or tickets: Southridge High School Theatre Arts webpage

Sunset High School: "Monty Python’s Spamalot"

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12

Location: 13840 N.W. Cornell Road

Description: Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapted the classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. "Spamalot" adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit.

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors; $5 for children ages 6-12; and free for children 5 and under

More information: Sunset High School Theatre webpage

Westview High School: "Hello! My Baby"

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 26 and 27 and March 3, 4 and 5

Location: 4200 N.W 185th Ave.

Description: Mickey McKee, teen King of the Song-Pluggers, dreams of writing the next crackerjack million-selling hit song. Only he can’t write a note - until he meets Betty Gold, a seamstress in a factory bursting with music and moxie. She becomes Mickey’s partner/sweetheart/arch-nemesis when she pulls on the trousers she once sewed to be named the new King of the Pluggers. As they navigate first love, class struggles, social reform, street gangs, tap shoes and ukuleles, Mickey, Betty and company make Tin Pan Alley sing and dance again, selling the songs we’re all still humming a hundred years later.

Tickets: $10 for reserved seating

More information and tickets: Westview High School Performing Arts Department or at the door