LEWISTOWN — It’s not quite Saturday Night Live, but Amanda Baker is hoping her students will bring down the house at this year’s Mifflin County High School Senior Show.
Baker, a high school English teacher and director of the senior show, said this year’s theme is “Blackboard,” inspired by board games that students or their parents played when they were younger.
“There are 52 students in 12 different files”, said baker. “It’s a variety show with lip-synching, live singing, a trumpeter and sketches.”
Baker wrote all of the skits and worked with the students during rehearsals for the last month. Sketches in the show are based on popular board games and toys including Candyland, Cooties, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Legos, Monopoly, Operation, Poker and Risk.
The senior show originated in the 1970s as a talent show. Baker was on the show when she was in high school with her advisor Duane Rhodes. The title of her skit was “Mute.”
“Our subject was all the things that Mr. Rhodes thought were stupid.” said baker.
Her sketch, in which students from the band and choir acted, was about two hippie groups who go to war because they want to protest on the same street corner.
“Hopefully this year’s show will be a lot of fun,” She said.
Performances are scheduled for today and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Mifflin County High School Auditorium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. They can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the MCHS class of 2023.