Upcoming variety show to highlight wealth of talented HNHS students

One of the numerous groups planning to perform at this year’s Huntington North High School Variety Show “Star Search” pose for their skit, titled “Airplane Troubles.” Pictured are (from left) Skylar Symons, Alayna Smith, Katharina Dvorak, Megan Stinefield and Grace Bradford. The show is set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night in the Huntington North Auditorium.
One of the numerous groups planning to perform at this year’s Huntington North High School Variety Show “Star Search” pose for their skit, titled “Airplane Troubles.” Pictured are (from left) Skylar Symons, Alayna Smith, Katharina Dvorak, Megan Stinefield and Grace Bradford. The show is set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night in the Huntington North Auditorium. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington North High School’s wealth of talented students will be showcased this weekend as the 2019 HNHS Variety Show, themed “Star Search,” raises the curtain Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium.

More than 40 performers – in addition to those who will work behind the scenes as lighting and stage crew – will put on this year’s revue. Drama Teacher and Co-Director Ruth Reed says a plethora of acts are on tap to entertain and show off their various gifts and skills.
“It’s a lot of solos, and duets, and ensembles and instrumentalists,” Reed says. “And we have some skits. We have a few dancers, and we have some jokes, and then we have some videos that we’re going to show.”

Some of the acts that shouldn’t be missed this year include a solo performance by HNHS student Gracie Grossman.

“She’s the one that was selected as an outstanding fiddle player,” Reed says. “I have her in class.”

Another performance that is highly anticipated is by the ASL Club, who will use the magic of black lights and white gloves to “sign” their number.

The Copper Sound ensemble will also entertain a capella.

“They do an amazing job,” Reed adds. “They were part of this year’s Pomp and Plenty.”

Also included this year will be two lip sync acts with choreography that Reed says will wow the audience.

“You would truly think that they are singing!” she says. “The amazing thing is that you never know what these kids are capable of doing until you see them perform.”

The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. all three nights of the show. There is a charge for general admission tickets, which will be sold at the door.