December 16, 2018

Local talent to take the stage at Christmas Showcase

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STANDISH — Performing arts students from Standish and the surrounding area will be putting on a tripart Christmas Showcase Dec. 8 at Standish-Sterling Central.

Two hundred students of Stage Right Performing Arts Studio will be participating in the fifth annual showcase, with shows scheduled for 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. According to studio owner and Director Shayna Castle, the students range from an 18-month-old performing creative movement to a grandmother tap dancing. Other arts such as singing, dancing and ballet will be performed.

The three performances, running about an hour and a half each, will not be the same, as most of the young students will be in the first show and there will be a mix of ages in the remaining two.

Castle said the students start preparing for the showcase in mid September. While there is an overall Christmas theme, there will be a mix of holiday favorites, including both secular and religious.

Most students hail from Standish, while some are from Pinconning, Au Gres, West Branch and Whittemore.

Castle said the showcase has always drawn a very good crowd.

“That’s why we turned it into three shows, or we would’ve sold out,” she said.

Santa will also be making an appearance.

“It’s just a really fun family event,” Castle said.

Advance tickets are available by visiting the studio across from the hospital in Standish, at 810 W. Cedar St. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the showcase, at the high school. They are $15 each, or a $20 golden ticket admits a person to all three shows.

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