Certain things in this valley are only found at Logan High School. If you’re looking for eight state football championships in the last 40 years, compared to Mountain Crest’s three and Sky View’s zero, you’ll find them at Logan. If you’re looking for an alumni pool full of famous poets, football stars, nobel prize winners, musicians, ecclesiastical leaders, and scientists, look a little further than Ridgeline, because you’ll find it at Logan. At Logan you’ll find an exceptional faculty, fine AP programs and century old traditions that trump every other valley high school. So naturally, if you’re an average theatre goer in Cache Valley, trying to figure out which school’s musical to attend this November, and you want to see good theatre, you’re not going to choose Sky View’s “Little Mermaid” or Ridgleline’s “The Addams Family.” You’re going to choose Logan High’s production of “Crazy for You.”
A treasured tradition at Logan High School, the annual LHS musical has been successful in bringing the community together for decades. Directing duo Mitzi Mecham and Randy Smith are legends in the fine arts and have produced high quality productions since they began working together in 1990. That’s right, 26 long years. Both are flamboyant characters of the real world, and the excitement of spotting either one of them at this year’s musical will likely rival the excitement of seeing Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. Don’t believe me? Ask Hunter Goring, a senior and a veteran trolley driver and bartender in Logan High's’ productions.
“Everyone should come see it because watching musicals can make you forget, momentarily, all of your stress. Come support your friends and enjoy watching the show."
Hunter will tell you that your chances of finding love are greatly increased by attending the Logan High musical, and he advocates it as the perfect date night. And if senior dreamboat Hunter Goring isn’t convincing enough for you to muster up $5 to be admitted into the brand spanking new auditorium, maybe the heroine of this year’s production will be.
Nalani Matthias, a junior in her second Logan High production, will be playing the role of Leading Lady Polly Baker. Not only does she have vocal chords that can vibrate melodies of daisies to your soul, but she also wants YOU to be in attendance at this year’s musical.
“Everyone should come see it because watching musicals can make you forget, momentarily, all of your stress. Come support your friends and enjoy watching the show,” Matthias said. She added that small audiences are far more frightening to perform for than large ones, so help a sister out and pack the house.
“Crazy for You” is an upbeat, frolicking tap dance show that takes place in the 1930’s in New York City and Deadrock, Nevada. It is the tale of a large-tempered cowgirl, and how she falls in love with the most handsome banker in the world....disguised as a Hungarian theatrical director. Complete with gun fights, back flips, romance, and a score that will send you singing all the way home, “Crazy for You” is the perfect show for the whole family, and will have everyone feeling uplifted and edified. If you’re a fan of stage kissing, Makinley Jensen, a senior playing Irene Roth, has you covered. If you’re not a fan of stage kissing...well...close your eyes.
“Crazy for You” is the largest production that has been put on at Logan High in years, which is fitting to inaugurate the newly renovated auditorium. The stage is new, and will have a magnificent set. The lights are new and will be used beautifully. The seats are new and will surely offer the most comfortable view of a Logan High musical to date. So come. Come and be part of the most beloved Logan High tradition of all time, playing November 18, 19, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
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