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Great musical at the high school

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From MIke Olson of Escanaba:

Just recently, the Escanaba Music and Drama Departments gave us five nights of performance of their 57th musical. Titled RANKED, the story is about a high school whose students are known primarily for their academic status and the fact that that rank gives them certain privileges and social standing. It is really a “have and have not” scenario. The clearest highlight was the superior voices — of the lead parts and of the whole ensemble. The small duet and trio music was superb in diction, volume and acting. The 10 leads outdid themselves. The smaller scenes particularly drew you right in. The comradery and cohesiveness of the cast and crew were obvious. The gist of the play was clearcut, the take-away was ours to contemplate — how do we ‘rank’ and rate others — by stereotype, class or individual, personal insight. If you missed it, you really missed it — the play and the takeaway. Congratulations to all. John Beck and Mark Ammel outdo themselves annually.

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Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

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