Shelburne students present a far-out musical, ‘Friday Knight Fever’

By DARRAGH CURLEY and TAMIYAH PEARSON

Magic 8 balls, pet rocks, bell bottoms, and mood rings.

It’s the 1970s and disco is coming to Rita’s roller skating rink – the main hangout for a group of popular students from Culpepper High.

Their story is told in the student-directed comedic musical “Friday Night Fever” on stage at Shelburne Community School Nov. 15-16.

When Rita hears that she has to change the floor of the rink she knows that the group will have nowhere to go. Luckily for Kent, Barry, Marcia, Cindy, Stacy, Eileen, Polly, Jan, and Larry, Rita allows them to stay in the snack bar area while the floor gets redone.

Unfortunately, their principal Mrs. Flint, in an attempt to win the Principal of the Year Award, also moves the nerdy school chess club, “The Culpepper Knights,” into Rita’s Rink. 

As the students struggle to adjust, a jewel thief (Buzz) and his partner (Delilah) make plans to hide a precious stolen diamond in Rita’s disco ball.

What will happen next?

Catch the groovy ending to the school musical presented by the 6-8 grade Alpha team on Thursday, Nov. 15 or Friday, Nov. 16, at Shelburne Community School. 

Shows start at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Admission: $5.

Darragh Curley is a seventh grader and Tamiyah Pearson a sixth grader, both on Alpha team.

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