THE LIBERTY HIGH School Theater Group will present the popular Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on April 24-25 and May 1-2.
The musical tells the story of a poor milkman whose pride and love for his wife and daughters, along with his strong religious beliefs, help him through oppression in Russia.
Bill Lizor and Andrea DiPietro star as Tevye and Golda, the parents of the five daughters, some of whom are eligible for marriage and looking for husbands. Leigh McCall plays the matchmaker who attempts to find husbands for the daughters.
Kristen Hussle, Shawna McMonigle and Ashleigh Vittetoe are the daughters eager to become wives, and Joel Denning, Jeremy Hagy and J. D. Jordan are the lucky grooms.
Nick Rose plays a well-off butcher who is suggested as a possible match for the oldest daughter. She rejects him because of his age and her love for another.
Noelle Chandler is the fiddler.
The production is co-directed by Liberty High teachers Kathy Schnorr and Cathy James.
The families of several Liberty High students and some alumni have worked for months to create the scenery and costumes that add authenticity and elegance to the production.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with the curtain rising at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance; $4 at the door.
For the third year in a row, Eldersburg resident Brad Dyjak competed at the state level in the National Geography Bee.
Brad, a seventh-grader at Oklahoma Road Middle School, reached the state competition by winning the geography bee at his school in December. He scored in the top 100 in the state on a written test.
The National Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic and Sylvan Learning Centers, encompasses more than standard geography questions. Students are questioned on economics, history, weather, regions of the world, current events, religions and customs.
Students in fourth through eighth grades are eligible to participate in the competition.
Brad credits his parents, Robert and Martha Dyjak, with inspiring his interest in geography and helping him prepare for the bee.
"My parents have always liked geography, and that's what kind of motivated me in the beginning," Brad said.
Brad spends time daily pouring over atlases and using his computer programs designed for cartographers and geography buffs.
He can count on his father to quiz him as often as necessary. Robert Dyjak helped start a Geography Club while Brad was at Sykesville Middle School and is hoping to stir interest at Oklahoma Road Middle School as well.
Although disappointed about not winning the state bee, Brad is looking forward to competing again next year. "It's easier every year, and I find out what my weaknesses are so I can be better prepared and know what to expect the next time," he said.
London Town trip
The Nature Center at Piney Run Park is sponsoring a day trip to the London Town House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27.
This National Historic Landmark on the banks of the South River near Annapolis is the center of a major archaeological exploration.
The trip will include a guided tour of the house and a chance to visit the surrounding grounds and gardens.
The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; a gourmet lunch will be included.
Sherry Graham's Southeast column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 4/14/98