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Charlo students brighten stage with musical production

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CHARLO — Hippies, swing dancing, the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, the jitter bug and Aretha Franklin all graced Charlo’s stage on Tuesday night for the unforgettable performance “Entertainment that Stands the Test of Time.”

Over 35 Charlo Middle School and High School students sang, danced and acted their way through the musical performance, which drama teacher Keith Grebetz can only describe as a “montage of music and dancing.”

The musical production travels through seven decades of music and breaks each decade with a humorous skit.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Charlo students only had a week and a half to practice for their production. 

Despite such a small amount of practice time, Grebetz was enthusiastic about the production that pulled over 300 guests last year.

“They always do well,” Grebetz said. “It’s amazing.”

The production was the brainchild of Charlo junior Spencer Shafter, under the guidance of Grebetz. Having only had a handful of students in his drama class this year, the charismatic teacher pulled many energetic and musically inclined students into the production.

“He puts so much time into this stuff,” Charlo senior Staphanie Maughn said of the drama teacher. “It’s crazy.”

Tickets for the production included dessert, served by members of the Junior class.

All proceeds for the production go to the junior class for their senior trip.


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