nd Rachel Axford got together to mull over a number of possible shows to stage for Windom Area High School’s annual winter play, they had two things in mind — a show that would be fun for students and would fit their cast.
And in the winter of 2022, they are long on females (22) and short on males (8).
In the end, they kept coming back to a production with which both Fischenich and Axford are plenty familiar.
Fischenich actually had a lead role in a Windom community theater version of the musical 30 years ago. Moreover, Fischenich is moving back into the lead director role this winter, and staging a show she knows like the back of her hand was a logical step in the right direction.
“Anything Goes,” of course. Fischenich played “Reno” in the production a few decades ago — “it doesn’t seem like it’s that long ago,” Fischenich says with a laugh — and knows the show, set on board a ship, will be fun for students.
“It’s a fun show,” Fischenich says. “The music is wonderful. I’ve always been a Cole Porter fan. Rachel had done it before. So, we were both familiar with it and it seemed to fit fairly well with our group of kids.”
“Anything Goes” is scheduled for a four-show run, Feb. 3-5, with 7 p.m. performances each evening and a 2 p.m., Saturday afternoon matinee on Feb. 5.
Tickets went on sale Monday in the Windom Area Middle High School office and are $8 each with reserved seating. To reserve tickets, call the school at 831-6901.
For more on the production, see the story in the Jan. 19 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands tomorrow.
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