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Westfield High School to present annual dinner theatre Nov. 9-10

The Westfield High School Handbell Ensemble at the Paul Douglas Studio.

WESTFIELD — Westfield High School will be presenting its annual dinner theatre on Nov. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield district auditorium.

They will be performing a new musical written by Charles Dickens and WACS music teacher Kent Knappenberger entitled “The Adventures of Nickleby!”.

The show is based on the novel, “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” by Charles Dickens. It is a story of an English family in the 1800s that must find their way in the world after the loss of their father.

The son, Nicholas, played by Bradley Belmondo, sets off on a rocky road that includes meeting up with some crazy adventures and even crazier people. There are some classic villains as well as some “good guys” that will have you cheering in their corner!

Come follow Nick as he works in a run down boys’ school, gets a job as an actor, befriends a crippled young man, fights for the “right” and meets life’s challenges with a positive attitude and a sense of justice!

Also featured in the show, includes Austin Presto as Smike, Colby Bills as Uncle Ralph, Sarah Tilley as Kate Nickleby, Grace Bodenmiller as Madeline Bray, Ellie Brown as Nick’s mother, Austin Bourgeoisas the corrupt Lord Hawk and Luke Stephenson and Angel Busch as the wacky (and sometimes rotten) Mr. And Mrs. Squeers.

Dinner reservations must be made by Nov. 1 by calling 326-2151 ext. 283. Menu choices include chicken french, stuffed pork tenderloin, penne alfredo with broccoli all at $20 for a dinner and show combination, and a mac n’ cheese selection for kids for $12. All meals will be prepared by Westfield’s own Chef Heather Myers.

As well, featured that night will be the Westfield Handbell Ensemble, which will be performing a concert preview that they will also be performing at the New York State School Music Association all-state conference this coming December, and the All-Eastern U.S. Music Conference this coming April in Pittsburgh, PA.

The handbell ensemble was selected from over 170 ensembles in the northeast U.S. For their performance in Pittsburgh and from ensembles from throughout New York State for their performance at New York All-State.

Show only tickets are also available online at seatyourself.biz. Admission for the show only, without dinner, is $7 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens and veterans.

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