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Lifestyles

July 4, 2014

Showboat series runs Saturdays

CLINTON — The Children’s Theatre Series at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre opened each of its shows this month and will continue to run them at noon every Saturday throughout the summer.

The latest production, “A Sour Study in Lemonade,” included high school students solving a mystery through science experiments. Kate Struble, a freshman at Clinton High School, plays the lab technician at Max’s Lemonade Stand. She explains to the children in the audience how to create ooze, invisible ink and volcanos by using regular household products.

Clayton Melvin, a freshman from DeWitt, plays the owner of the Lemonade Stand that has been sabotaged. His employees, played by Audrey Simpson, Ireland Knapper, and Emma and Cassie Van Zuiden, run a full-scale investigation to solve the mystery.

The second show of the series is “The Beginning of the Armadillo,” playing today in a special free performance for Independence Day, and again July 12 and Aug. 2. This musical brings the Rudyard Kipling story to life. Allison Winkel, a junior at Fulton High School, and Matt Espey, a senior at Clinton High School, play the Hedgehog and Tortoise, who try to trick the Jaguar, played by Clinton High junior Danica Smith. Two more Clinton High School students, Alice Lind and Savannah Medley, complete the cast.

The first show of the series “A Very Clinton Variety Show” is a vaudeville performance including musical numbers, comedy acts and sketches outlining the history of Clinton and the Showboat. DeWitt Clinton, played by Kayla Zeimet of DeWitt, makes an appearance. Hailey Goble, a recent graduate of Clinton High School, helps lead the show as one of the emcees, even helping audience volunteers create an animal symphony on stage.

Kristin Katsu, education director at the Showboat, said the students take the lead when getting children involved.

“It’s inspiring to see the high school students taking the lead when the younger children want to get involved,” Katsu said. “It’s different at every show, but they know how to keep the audience entertained.”

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