Mahomet Christian Church's play delivers message with loads of laughter

MAHOMET — Stephen Clarkson had no idea what his wife, Kathy, got him into when she agreed he would play a lead role in Mahomet Christian Church's first-ever dinner theater performance earlier this month.

"I said, 'OK, but I'm going to tell you something. I've never done anything like this before in my life, so you've got a lot of work on your hands."

Variety Show brings 'a lot of laughs and memories' for 32 acts

MAHOMET — For five minutes every year, Kiel Ledin has lived his dream on the Mahomet-Seymour High School stage. In this year's Variety Show, the senior went out with a bang, winning Sunday's vote from judges.

"(It's) been one of the most gratifying and fulfilling experiences," Ledin said. "I've always loved comedy, and I want to be a stand-up comedian when I'm out of college."

'Truly special': Mahomet-Seymour madrigals bring the holiday magic

MAHOMET — Christina Nielsen knew from a young age she wanted to be in madrigals because of family tradition, but when she discovered she also had a passion for singing, there was no doubt about her auditioning for the 42nd annual madrigal dinner performances.

M-S Christmas play 'Wake up Santa' a 'show for the kids'

The whole storyline of Mahomet-Seymour's Christmas play performances was in the title itself, "Wake Up Santa," but the show was far from a snooze-fest for the audiences.

For Carly Pogue, a senior co-director, the crowd-pleasing moments all came down to the holiday songs from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "Jingle Bells" and much more.

"They have high energy," Pogue said.

Mahomet-Seymour's fall play shines a light on 27-member cast

Last weekend, Mahomet-Seymour High School's 27-member performance of "I Don't Have a Clue" left audience members rolling in laughter. The comedic murder-mystery dinner plot left the crowd guessing who were the good guys and who were the bad guys up until the very end.

Taking center stage: Izzy Gonzalez becomes an ambassador for girls with disabilities in a beauty competition

Izzy Gonzalez stood tall and fearless as she looked into the crowd and accepted her Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Teen award at the Yellow Box, a community church in Naperville, in April.

"I like being on stage," she said.

An unforgettable experience: M-S students perform 'Beauty and the Beast' to sold-out crowds

Mahomet-Seymour High School hosted four consecutive days of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," and anticipation for the shows was so great, tickets sold out before performers stepped on stage on opening night last Thursday.

M-S Junior High play a 'huge confidence booster' for drama students

Gathered in a circle, the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School students held hands to calm their nerves and share what the drama club's performance of "Little Red Robin Hood" meant to them.

Mahomet's got talent: Students showcase talents at Variety Show

More than two-dozen comedy, dance, drama and musical acts wowed the crowd in last week's Mahomet's Got Talent 2018 Mahomet-Seymour High School Variety Show.

The long-standing M-S tradition took place during the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday showings at the high school auditorium.

M-S 'Spelling Bee' dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal

With the crowd's roar of laughter cheering them on, the sleep-deprived, 17-member Mahomet-Seymour High School cast regained its energy to complete its first-ever 24-hour musical performance.

"There's a lot of chaos," sophomore hair crew and set crew member Layne Brock said. "But overall, it's fun."

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