Nothing like a little variety

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

Sixteen dancers, five band members, several skits and a lot of fun.

That is the way some of those involved described the 30th annual St. Joseph High School Variety Show scheduled for this weekend in the high school gym.

The show is meant to showcase student talent, be it music, drama, writing or comedy.

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“The purpose is for us to learn how to get up in front of people and perform, something that many people won’t do and don’t feel like they can do,” supervisor John Lutz said. “And, it’s a lot of fun. That’s part of it. Everyone has a pretty good time. It’s an opportunity for the students to find their own abilities.”

The entire student body is involved in some way with the event. Lighting, sound, directing and even set design are all compliments of St. Joe students.

Ryan Schwab will be master of ceremonies.

“I’ll introduce everyone,” he said. “I’ll be doing other things, too. I think it’s going to be good.”

Is he nervous?

“Yes,” he replied. Then after thinking about it, Schwab added “Well, no, not that much.”

Lindsay Dressel worked on the programs and will set up props for some of the skits.

“I think it will be pretty good,” she said. “It’s coming together pretty fast.”

This year, the show will even include a magic act by student Tommy Nelson.

The variety show will be 8 p.m. this evening and Saturday evening. There will be a dinner show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday as well.