The Franklin Junior High and Mississippi Horizons schools will present "We the People" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. April 22 in the Franklin auditorium.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $1 for students and free for children 5 and under.
The musical, directed by Diane Hauan and Tom Frid and written by Pat Cook and Bill Rancoeur, is based on the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. The story begins with a committee trying to think of a patriotic play that their city would like to see. As they read the preamble, they come up with various scenes that are acted out by the company of the musical. In one scene, Emma Widmark, Brent Olson and Carlie Owens portray the section of the preamble that states "Establish justice" with the solo "It's Your Constitutional Right," sung by Widmark.
The stage band includes Cassie Larson (front left), Celina Dobson, Nina Belfiori, Amanda Johnson, Rachel Lindman (second row, left), Danielle Fiebelkorn, Megan Kummet, Brianna Frisch, Jackie Cavalier, Kevin Mortensen (back left), Max Kuehn, Ben Pontuis, Koreann Martin, Dirk Krog, Joe Trucano and William Henningson. Not pictured are Alicia Niemi, Bridget Badger, Stephanie Wilkinson and Andrew Kubas.
The play pays tributes to veterans of all wars, living and dead, and to the people who died on 9-11. In that scene, Rachel Greenwalt reads the newspaper article from Sept. 12, 2001, accompanied by a video edited by Sue Thurlow, media specialist at Franklin.
Tickets are available one hour before the curtain, with the doors opening a half-hour before the show.
The crew of "We the People" includes Mitch Ohman (front row, left), Karissa Janacek, Amy Matenffel, Heather Owen, Andrew Campbell, Derek LaPlante (second row, left), Jeff Spear, Mackenzie Paradeis and Ben Ambroz.
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