Musical fundraiser at Hampton High School on March 14

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 11:00 PM

A night of dancing, singing, monologues and baked goods will be the feature of a spring musical fundraiser on March 14 at the Hampton High School cafeteria.

The fundraiser is a student-run event with a variety of performances all chosen and conducted by students, said Hampton senior Olivia Brado. And it’s open to the public.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and will include performances, drinks and baked goods, she said.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the refreshments and performances will begin at 7:30.

The night will be diverse and enjoyable, according to Brado.

“A few people are performing monologues, a lot are singing, dancing, reviving numbers from old shows, and playing instruments,” said Brado, adding each number is only a few minutes long.

This event occurs approximately a month prior to the Hampton High School Theater Department presentation of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” on April 17 and 18 and April 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m., at the high school.

“The fundraiser is important because our drama department does not get any funding from the school, so we rely on fundraisers like this to keep it running,” said Brado, student director of the musical. She is currently training junior and assistant student director Shane Hansen, a junior, to take over her position next year.

Hansen said the fundraiser features the wide variety of talents they have across the entire company.

Senior Emily Cross, a Hampton student playing Princess Puffer/Angela Prysock, said the event “allows students to express their true selves onstage rather than a pre-fabricated character.”

“It gives everyone a chance to showcase their unique talents,” said Rachel Simms, a senior playing Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.