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Jan 31, 2011 12:15 AM by Chris Welty

LHS Takes You "Into the Woods"

Lafayette High School is preparing to showcase it's newest musical..."Into the Woods." KATC'S Chris Welty has a preview from the final rehearsal before the curtain opens this week.

For forty years Lafayette High School has brought Broadway to Lafayette. The tradition started back in 1972 with the musical "Li'l Abner". Over the years they've performed hits such as Oklahoma and Peter Pan; this year students are taking you into the woods.

"We're singing. We're acting"

45 students are involved in this year's show. LHS Senior, Sydney Horn says the culmination of students makes for a great show. "People in the performing arts academy, and the theatre program are involved so it's a really great combination of the two arts."

Into the Woods Producer and Vocal Director, Holly Grefe-Andrus says this is the biggest and most difficult show that the school has ever put on. "It's a challenge for us to constantly re-create something new that will entice the community to come out and see all of the arts being put together."

It took about two weeks to transform the auditorium at Lafayette High into a scene straight out of a storybook, but students that we spoke with say this musical is an experience like no other. "There's all kinds of fairy-tales like you remember them, and like you've never seen before."

As good as a fairytale, but Andrus says it has an even happier ending on your pocketbook...

"It's as good as a movie and our concession are cheaper than the movie theatre!"

The musical will be performed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm at Lafayette High School. Tickets are available in advance for $7, or at the door for $10.

cwelty@katctv.com

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