This weekend the North Stokes Drama Department will present “Scamps,” a collection of favorite southern folk stories by Peter Holland, Don Elliott, Peter Funk, and Sterling Nicholson.
The musical production, directed by Christina Holland, will be presented at the North Stokes High School Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students, available at the door.
“Scamps” features the adventures of two popular trickster characters, Brer Rabbit and Jack, who use their wits to defeat their enemies. Told in a casual, storytelling style, “Scamps” is filled with humor and toe-tapping musical numbers that the whole family will enjoy.
The cast of “Scamps” includes Lauren Mizelle, Nikki Sanchez, Makayla Sands, Keeleigh Utt, Katherine Vestal, Alex York, Joshua Frazier, Dustin Lester, Kenneth Martin, Mackenzie Lewellyn, Ja Anderson, Ethan Bowman, Nalla Glenn, Rosamaria Gomez, and Christi Prater. The crew includes Abigayle Byerly as stage manager, Haley Weatherman as art direction, Travis Sexton and Noah Dike as tech direction and crew.
Christina Holland is the new director of the North and South Stokes High School Drama and Chorus Departments. She and her husband, Peter Holland, have been directing and teaching The Living Storybook Program for the Stokes County Arts Council for the past eight years. The Hollands have their own theatre production company, Once Upon a Blue Ridge, which performs original educational plays for family audiences throughout the region.
Christina Holland recently commented on the upcoming Scamps production. “I’m very excited about working with the drama and chorus students at North and South Stokes. Many of the students have participated in The Living Storybook Program in the past. I look forward to helping them grow as performers and people.”
She concluded, “I’m very appreciative of the warm welcome I’ve received at North Stokes HS. Everyone here — Mr. Rasey, faculty, and staff have encouraged me along the way. It takes everyone’s support to build a program.
“I hope everyone comes out to support these wonderful student performers.”