MCHS students ring in spring with show

By Jeff Whitten


MCHS students ring in spring with show

McNairy Central High School Spring Show actors Benjamin Brown, left, and T. J. Neece prepare for the beginning of the show. Staff Photo By Jeff Whitten

McNairy Central High School (MCHS) theater students staged their annual Spring Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

These students wrote the script, created the stage, acted, sang and took care of stage management and sound and light production. 

The show consisted of dramatic scenes interspersed with songs by the Bobcat Band and Choir.

Each of these scenes was punctuated with applause from the packed MCHS theater.

This years’ theme was road trip and the show was entitled Anywhere But Here.

The story is about five friends, who get left behind at a gas station while on a field trip with their classmates to the Grand Canyon.

They hitch a ride with an older man and encounter many misadventures before they eventually catch up with their classmates. 

They lose their way and wander aimlessly through Memphis, Alabama, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as a detour across the Mexican border. 

The group runs out of gas and money but eventually get back on the road when they win the $500 first prize in a karaoke contest.

Musical selections from the band and choir include “Free Ride,”  “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Firework,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Carry on My Wayward Son,” “Gonna Fly Now,” “Barbara Ann,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Hotel California,” “Heartbreak Hotel,”  “Fame” and “Rock This Town.”

The color guard twirled guns and flags to the tune of “I Get Around.”

Chelsea Rhodes sang “Bless the Broken Road” as well as “Break Down Here” with Kassie Boggs.

Brad Ray sang “Baby” and “I Run to You” with Anna Graham.

The finale was a rousing version of “Life Is A Highway.”

According to Director of Choirs Sarah Lemons, attendance was about 500 for each of the three performances, for a total of about 1,500.

When asked about the performances and the response, Lemons said she was “Very Happy. It was a very good show. I think it went very well.”