Revive your spirits with Rock and Roll Revival


February 15, 1996|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I've endured enough winters to realize that distraction is easier on the system than hibernation.

With that in mind, I've been busy ordering plants for the garden and signing up for a bus trip to the fabulous Philadelphia Flower Show.

While that takes care of February, we still must contend with March.

Not to worry. Severna Park High School has planned an excellent diversion: a Rock and Roll Revival.

Designed around a drive-in movie theme, this seventh annual show will be presented at the school at 8 p.m. March 8, 9, 15 and 16. There will be a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. March 10.

Directed by drama teacher Doug Kotula and produced by guidance counselor Sam Scalzi, the cast of 98 students and teachers presents an evening of live song and dance. No lip-syncing here, thank you.

The production showcases many talents.

Student directors are sophomore Ben Keck and junior Aimee Wood. The band director is Chris Doyle, a junior at the University of Maryland. Choreographers are Colette Shrimpton, class of 1988, and Julia Weber, class of '89.

Handling set construction and light and sound are Gary Tawes and Scott and Kris McCullough, all from the class of '82.

Also performing are seniors Todd Downy, Jim Henson, Cynthia Holliday and Ryan McFeely, who sings a duet with his mom, Kris Nichols, chairwoman of the school's math department.

There's even a number featuring foreign exchange student Florian Haggerman from Germany.

And what's a high school production without a little help from parents? Moms Dava Hauser, Anne Mahoney and Dennie Martin are so talented they're creating costumes from an era that even they don't remember.

Tickets are on sale now in the school lobby during lunch periods (10:25 a.m. to 12:24 p.m.) and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

This is no time to procrastinate.

If you want tickets, buy them now.

There won't be any left by opening night.

For more information, phone 544-0900.

Small business awards

The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has announced its 1996 Maryland Small Business Awards.

* Small Business Persons of the Year: John Luther and Charlie Cockrill of Chesapeake Bagel Bakery;

* Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year: Coleman Eldridge of Shoe Specialist.

Small Business Training Advocate of the Year: William Creeden of Severn School.

* Account Advocate of the Year: Ken Menzies, a certified public accountant.

The recipients will be honored at the chamber's May meeting in conjunction with National Business Week.

To familiarize new residents with the services offered by local businesses, the chamber has designed a welcome bag filled with coupons, gifts and information.

The bags will be distributed by businesses that newcomers typically first contact, such as banks, title companies and real estate offices, as well as the chamber.

Call 987-6625.

Sewing club

At 7 p.m. today, the Snip Snap Sewing Club meets at Christ Lutheran Church in Millersville. New members are welcome at the monthly meetings, where creative ideas are shared.

Call Delores at 766-8117.

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