By CONNOR WALDRON
For The Citizen
With spring in the air, the West Side High School musical is just around the corner. This year students at West Side will be putting on a production of the musical “Hot Rod.”
The musical is not based on the 2007 movie, quite the contrary, in fact. It begins with the number “Cruisin’ Back to the 1950s,” so as you may have guessed it is set in “twirlin’ boppin’ hoppin’” 1950s.
In the musical, young racer Betty Lou gets into trouble with local, dim-witted, crime lord Daytona Bob. To get out of trouble, Betty Lou and her pals have to turn to her sister, Peggy Sue, to help her. Peggy Sue, once a racer, has now turned to a calmer lifestyle preparing for college life with her new preppy friends. She leaves her gear-head friends behind.
The musical is focused around a malt and record shop, owned by the crotchety Mr. Jenkins, who seems to always be complaining about the 45-ers, a group of teenagers whose passion is music. All this occurs while the town tries to keep the illegal street races a secret from local cop Sheriff Stone and his faithful deputy, Dillon.
Hot Rod is a fun musical for all ages and will keep the whole family entertained. It will be performed March 21, 22 and 23 at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The performances begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at the West Side High School office and also at the West Side District office. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $30 for a family ticket (up to six).
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