Danbury presents “Our Miss Brooks”

Danbury students pictured, left to right with character name in parentheses: Shelby Edwards (Faith), Cassidy Rhodes (Sylvia), Gina Moravec (Rhonda Allen), Alexis Williams (Jane), Seth Bowser (Ted), Hope Eller (Miss Brooks).

Danbury High School will present the classic school comedy “Our Miss Brooks” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Braithwaite Auditorium at the school. “Our Miss Brooks” follows the adventures of a young English teacher as she tries to produce a school play, please a demanding board President and her obnoxious daughter, satisfy an unreasonable principal and finally, make some sense of her personal life. 

The play was the basis for the television series in the sixties and also was the inspiration for the highly successful “High School Musical” series of movies. A cast of 13 females and 4 males serves as the ensemble. Junior Hope Eller plays the part of Miss Brooks. Major supporting roles are: David Cunningham as the coach, Seth Bowser and Alexis Williams as students Ted Wilder and Jane Drew, Amber Sypherd as Principal Wadsworth and Gina Moravec as the snooty Rhonda Allen. Other cast members are Tori Wright, Paige Wright, Erin Lavelle, Cassidy Rhodes, Lindsay Mark, Caitlynn Thompson, Shelby Edwards, Alexis Dayton, Jetta Gerber, John McClellan, Mac Stephenson and the special guest star, DHS football coach Bryan Dudash. 

Alyssa Almendinger and Kylie Beach serve as student directors. Katie Almendinger and Lauren Kalinoski handle props and Dominic Manuella, Jessica Stover, Zach Miller and Alyssa Biro do the technical duties. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and may be purchased at the door the nights of the play.

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