Kids take the stage

Photo by Andy Pohlen
A scene from Stunt Nite 2017.

Local school students have been rehearsing for weeks for a variety of theatrical and musical productions. Here are a few highlights.

Above: Rice Memorial High School freshman students in the 2017 Stunt Nite performance at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. A school tradition for 89 years, 2018 Stunt Nite is Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Flynn with performances at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Students present four musical comedies in competition. All seats $20 at or 86-FLYNN. More information at

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“Annie Jr.” cast members take a break.

Left: Cast members in Hinesburg Community School’s production of “Annie Jr.” on stage Friday and Saturday. Pictured top to bottom: Autumn Miller, Annaliesa Fry, Emily Girard, Kira Bergeron, Addison Maurer, Vivian Volzer and Addie Nevitt. Students at Hinesburg Community School present “Annie Jr.” Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning best musical, “Annie Jr.” tells the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents. Director and Hinesburg resident, Niel Maurer, said the show has an important message about the true nature of family. “It also emphasizes hope for a brighter future. The sun will come out tomorrow, after all,” he said. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, $20 per family and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school office.

Below: Students at Christ the King School in Burlington last weekend presented “Willy Wonka Jr.” Shelburne students Lili Diemer (center) had the role of Veruca Salt and Catherine Viner played Willy Wonka (right). At left is Gabby Sneddon as Mrs. Salt.

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“Willy Wonka Jr.” on stage last week.

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