Kaneland students prepare for 'You Can't Take It With You'

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
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(Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com)
Kaneland High School students rehearse a scene from "You Can't Take it With You" Monday at the school's auditorium. Performances run Friday and Saturday.

MAPLE PARK – Kaneland High School’s fall theater performance will bring together a large cast for three performances of “You Can’t Take It With You.”

The show will be Friday through Sunday at the high school, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Director April Rames said the show is popular with high schools for many reasons.

“It’s a big ensemble cast with many interesting characters,” Rames said. “This offers opportunities for many students.

“While the play is a comedy, it has serious moments and scenes, which gives student actors the chance to stretch and build their skills. The story is fun and easy to relate to and has a good overall message.”

The play is about a man from a rich family who becomes engaged to a woman from an eccentric family.

“I’m expecting this play to be a fun evening for the whole family,” Rames said. “It’s a popular show, so I hope to see some new faces in the audience.”

“Although we don’t draw the same size crowds in the fall for the play as we do in the spring for the musical, we have been slowly building our core audience over the last few years. The kids have worked very hard on the show, so I hope they can share their performances with a large part of the community.”

The cast features several seniors – Kelsey Cotton, Beau Ott, Tucker DeBolt, Andrew Tobin, Vanessa Cook, Alex Willis, Brianne Claypool, Cory Nordine, Katie Kenkel and Austin Doyle.

“This senior class has been very active in theater,” Rames said. “And I’ll be sad to see them go at the end of the year.”

Others in the cast include Kyra Trynoski, Lanita VanderSchaaf, Alex Beck, Mark Dykstra, Mitch Bateman, Ryan Mitchell, Dillon Lynn, Ben Mitchinson and Rachel Miller,

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