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Ballard students preparing for upcoming musical

Ballard students have been busy practicing for their production of the musical, “Crazy for You.” Performances will take place Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Photos by Whitney Sager
Ballard students have been busy practicing for their production of the musical, “Crazy for You.” Performances will take place Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Photos by Whitney Sager
Ballard students have been busy practicing for their production of the musical, “Crazy for You.” Performances will take place Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Photos by Whitney Sager
Ballard students have been busy practicing for their production of the musical, “Crazy for You.” Performances will take place Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Photos by Whitney Sager

Ballard students have a little more than two weeks to put the final touches on their upcoming musical “Crazy for You.”

The group of approximately 58 high school students have been practicing since the beginning of the school year. Peter Krum, choir director, said the musical takes place in the 1920s and tells the story of a New York banker, Bobby Child, who wants to be on stage. His mother and fiance do not support his dream and send the banker to Deadrock, Nevada, where he is told to foreclose on an old theater. While in Deadrock, Child meets the daughter of the theater owner. Child quickly finds himself in a sticky situation - whether to foreclose on the theater and lose the affection of the owner’s daughter, or try to save the theater. In the end, everyone ends up happy.

“It’s one of those shows that is very light-hearted and a romantic comedy,” Krum said.

He chose the musical based on the talents of the group of students who tried out for the production. With the large number of students involved, both on and off stage, it is one of the larger musicals for a school the size of Ballard.

“The kids have been fantastic to work with,” Krum said.

Community members will have three chances to see the musical - Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance on Ballard’s school website, or at the door the day of the show. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $3.

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