Wetmore School to present ‘Anchors Aweigh’

Submitted By Linda Boyd

What happens when a singles cruise turns into an adventure with mistaken identities, gangsters, small time crooks, an over-bearing mother with two socially awkward sons, a romance novelist looking for inspiration, a hard-nosed reporter on the trail of her next story, and a prince looking for a bride?

You have the makings of a hilarious farce called “Anchors Aweigh” by Craig Sodaro, which will be presented by Wetmore High School at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5. Pre-sale tickets for the show are $6 for adults and $5 for students /senior citizens. Tickets will be $1 more at the door.

As if stowaways and a leaky ship weren’t enough trouble for the beleaguered Captain Creeg (Joel Hutfles), he learns that the silent partners who own the schooner will be on board, and the ship will be at sea on June 10, a dreaded day for him. His niece, Sam (Ally Davis), along with the rest of the crew (Hippo Pascal, Taylor Fillmore, Clairissa Bottom, Francesca Damonti and Alyssa Bloom) are determined to help him avoid the “deep-sixing” of his beloved vessel.

Other cast members include Curtis Bloom, Austin Smith, Kevin Shumaker, Landen Blue, Adam Montgomery, Rachel Vandiver, Emily McGrath, Jasmine Johnson, Lindsey Barnett, Kenzie Strathman, Abby Shumaker, Shayla Ball, Mason Gibson, Tyson Ball, Savannah Stallbaumer, Sophia Samano, Braden Henry and Lauryn Scott.

Ross Shumaker, Kael McQueen, Madison Boeckman, Eric Bloom and Tanner McGrath serve as crew. Wetmore English teacher Linda Boyd directs the production.

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