The Thespians at Vernon Township High School presenting their Spring Musical this week, My Favorite Year.
According to IMDb, the plot concerns Benjy Stone, a junior writer on the top-rated comedy show in the mid-1950s, whose idol, Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn-type actor with a drinking problem, is to be that week's guest star. When the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero and is made Swann's babysitter.
The cast includes Ryan Spadafina starring as Benjy Stone and Nathan Fitch as the headliner King Kaiser. Other roles include Sebastian Leak as Sy Benson, Paloma Lupino as Alice Miller, James MacFadyen as Herb Lee, Hailey Minter as K.C. Downing, Jess Carfello as Leo Silver, Cole Benkendorf as Alan Swann, Sidney Sparta as Belle May Steinberg, Damian Vince as Rookie Carocca, Tessa Heidt as Tess, Dante Maas as Uncle Morty and Rylee Smaldone as Aunt Sadie.
The ensemble cast includes: Vanessa Cefaloni, Erin Fleming, Erin Gass, Kiera Greenhalgh, Sydney Griffone, Megan Hertlein, Breanne Kastner, Hannah Kolonoski, Leanna Mentone, Sky Port, Gabe Sevilla, Kelsie Shinall, Julia Stellingwerf, Keira Stellingwerf, Caylie Tymon and Brianna VanOrden.
The show will be performed Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online for $12 for adults and $8 for students. Go to vtsd.,com or http://vths.seatyourself.biz. Tickets are available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students.