Star Hunt 2003 set for Thursday at MHS

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Marshall High School students will take the stage in the school's Little Theatre Thursday, Jan. 16, during Star Hunt 2003 to share their talents and aspirations to be a star.

The talent show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will consist of vocalists and actors who will entertain an audience and compete for prizes while raising money for the MHS Drama Club. The event is one of the club's main fund-raisers and has become a tradition at the school.

Junior Bethany Shannon, president of the Drama Club, said several new performers will be competing in the show this year but there will also be others, like herself, who are returning Star Hunt performers. Shannon will be competing in the vocal division of the contest as she sings a duet called "The Prayer" with senior Derrick Samson.

Freshman Holly King, a newcomer to the club, is excited and nervous to be a Star Hunt participant.

"This will be my first time singing on stage," she said. "But it's a dream. I dreamed I would be on stage singing in front of a crowd of people and I'm trying to chase that dream."

For the acting division of the contest, Sarah Rader will recite an original monologue titled "I Never Told." Junior Jammie Bromagen and sophomore Sara Love, who acted in last year's competition, will also return to the stage with a couple of their friends.

"We did 'The Pet Shop' last year in drama and it was hilarious and we like screaming at each other," Bromagen said. "We like making people laugh." In addition to entertaining people with their stage antics, Bromagen and Love wanted to add to their drama this year.

"We wanted to make it bigger and include more people and we like Kim (Bird) and we like Samantha (Hutchinson), so we added them," Bromagen said.

The group of girls will also perform "There's Been a Murder."

Drama Club sponsor Randy Shannon said the show usually takes place before the traditional Battle of the Bands, but because of crowd overflow and the length of the event, this year's Battle of the Bands will take place in March.

Tickets for the talent show will be $2 for students and $3 for adults. Proceeds will be used for the club's annual trip to a theater and for various stage improvements. The doors of the theater open at 7 p.m., and prizes will consist of food products and services donated by area businesses.

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