People could call Philipsburg a town full of drama queens. They wouldnt be wrong.
Oh, sure, theres the picking sides on an issue and arguing like its a team sport. Ive known more than one person prone to theatrical sighs and flouncing off in a huff.
But when Im talking drama, Im talking the kind that happens on stage.
For our young local thespians, summer isnt baseball season.
Its all about rising curtains, waiting for cues and blocking scenes. The season started earlier this month with a Philipsburg-Osceola graduation project staging of Disneys Aristocats Jr., but you could call that a scrimmage for the real show down, back to back weeks of major productions from the two local drama groups.
Tonight, the Summer Youth Theatre of the Moshannon Valley YMCA throws the first pitch with Fiddler on the Roof. Tevye, played by Jeremiah Dobo, and his daughters will bring Russia to the West Branch High School auditorium, helmed by director Drew Baker.
Showtimes are 7:30 for tonight, Friday, and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $8 adult reserved, $5 adult general admission and $5 student.
Advanced tickets may be pur-cased at the YMCA or by calling 342-0889.
Next week, Front and Centre Productions and IGNITE Youth Theatre answers with their production of Guys and Dolls. Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, played by Adam Hunter and Jamison Monella, swing into a 1950s world of good girls and bad boys and epic musical numbers such as Luck, Be a Lady.
The curtain goes up July 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., and July 29 at 2 p.m. at P-O high school auditorium, with tickets $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 343-1812.