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LEWISTOWN — It’s not quite Saturday Night Live, but Amanda Baker is hoping her students will rock the house at this year’s Mifflin County High School Senior Show.

Baker, a high school English teacher and director of the Senior Show, said this year’s theme is “Plank,” inspired by the board games students or their parents played when they were younger.

“There are 52 students in 12 different acts,” said Baker. “It’s a variety show, with lip-syncing, live singing, a trumpet player and sketches.”

Baker wrote all the sketches and worked with the students last month during rehearsals. The series’ sketches are based on popular board games and toys, including Candyland, Cooties, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Legos, Monopoly, Operation, poker and Risk.

The Senior Show originated in the 1970s as a talent show. Baker was on the show when she was in high school, with counselor Duane Rhodes. The title of his sketch was “Dumb.”

“Our theme was all the things that Mr. Rhodes thought were stupid,” said Baker.

His sketch, which featured students from a band and a choir as actors, was about two groups of hippies who go to war because they want to demonstrate on the same street corner.

“I hope this year’s show will be a lot of fun”, she says.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. today and Thursday in the Mifflin County High School Auditorium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. They can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the MCHS Class of 2023.




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