In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options.
"They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to sing is great," drama teacher Nicole Boyer said.
The performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus. General admission is $6, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Call 413-443-6401 for tickets and reservations.
The Apollonian Players will present the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" featuring the musical score of Irving Berlin.
The first showing in Friday night at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and another showing at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Hoosac Valley High School students will bring the Broadway classic "Gypsy" to the stage this weekend.
Musical and Technical Director Jacob Keplinger said he and Stage Director Nicole Boyer wanted to do something different this year for the spring musical.
A comedy of errors, the play satirizes, among other things, the bureaucracy and corruption in Imperial Russia. First performed in 1836, "The Government Inspector" is often named as one of the best Russian plays.