The Chesterton High
School Speech and Debate team cordially invites the entire community to The
2019 Variety Show, this Saturday, October 5th, at seven o’clock in the CHS
Auditorium. This will be the first show of its kind to be performed on the
CHS stage in over ten years.
“Once a popular
student and community event, the variety show became too much for our
coaching staff back in 2006. However, a string of new coaches and fresh
talent on the team has brought the show back by popular demand,” said
program director Chris Lowery.
can expect the evening to be half talent show and half sketch comedy, with
the cast consisting of two groups. Firstly, there will be nine different
acts, with CHS students showcasing various talents and competing for a cash
prize. Also, a group of student emcees, in addition to hosting, will be
performing comedic sketches, musical numbers, and video shorts between the
“Our job is not
only to introduce the talent but to entertain the audience. We have been
working really hard for the past six weeks writing, organizing, and
perfecting the show’s comeback,” said senior Anekah Fish.
Joining Fish will
be fellow senior emcees Indigo Loving, Max Winski, George Tracy, Nathan
Mullin, Gavin Bonner, and Jenna Aguilar. Junior and sophomore emcees include
Lily Roberts, Mattea Sklut, Dylan Leavitt, Heidi Boltze, and Mark Jewison.
Senior Ian Quinn and junior Elia Livovich will be stage managing the show.
The talent portion
of the show will feature musical stylings and original songs performed by
seniors Eve Senderhauf and Sage Rodriguez, sophomores Dylan Leavitt and
Jayne Bartlett, and freshman Jackson Jessen. Spoken word performance will be
given by seniors Jack Whitten and Ben Homan, along with a dance routine by
senior AJ Stirling. Finally, the show will feature two different bands, the
first composed of juniors Lily Roberts and Andrew Engel; the second piloted
by senior Lukas Needham.
While the main goal
of the evening is to help raise money for the CHS Speech and Debate
department, there is an added bonus of coming together as a community and
enjoying the various talents and humor of these many gifted Chesterton High
School students. So please come and support not only the state and
nationally recognized CHS Speech and Debate Team, but also come and cheer
for the CHS student performers who hope to win big on Saturday night.
The 2019 Variety
Show is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30
p.m.), Saturday October 5, at the Chesterton High School Auditorium. Tickets
will cost 10 dollars and will be sold at the door.