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MHS spring play is 'The Great All-American Musical Disaster'

In the foreground, Macy Swanson, as Baby Bernice Bumble, threatens to hold her breath until she gets her way and is the star of producer Junior Dover Junior's upcoming film. Pictured in the background, left to right, Haley Nettinga, Haley Smith (obscured) and Abraham Kalovsky discuss that proposition during Monday's rehearsal of "The Great All-American Musical Disaster,” at the Mitchell High School auditorium. (Candy DenOuden/Republic)1 / 4
From left, Jaycee Foster, Abraham Kalovsky, Haley Smith, Nick Johnson and Autumn Urbigkit rehearse the Mitchell High School spring play on Monday at the MHS auditorium. (Candy DenOuden/Republic)2 / 4
From left, Haley Smith, Abraham Kalovsky and Julie Van Driel rehearse for the Mitchell High School spring play on Monday at the MHS auditorium. (Candy DenOuden/Republic)3 / 4
From left, Haley Smith, Autumn Urbigkit and Abraham Kalovsky rehearse "The Great All-American Musical Disaster," on Monday at the Mitchell High School auditorium. (Candy DenOuden/Republic)4 / 4

Mitchell High School's spring play, "The Great All-American Musical Disaster," starts at 7 p.m. today and is also Saturday at the MHS auditorium. Play director Mel Olson said some of his students were in another activity on Friday, which is why it is not on consecutive nights.

Olson described the play as a "comedy of egos and errors," where film producer Junior Dover lands every major Hollywood star for his movie by tailoring separate scripts to meet each star's requirements. As all of these big names think they're the star, Dover secretly shoots several movies at once, which he plans to edit it into one final product. The "fly in his buttermilk," Olson said, is Dover's financiers' insistence that their untalented daughter star in the show.

"Of course it all comes crashing down on him with comedic results," Olson said.

Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults, all general admission, and available at the door. Olson said school activity passes will be honored, providing free entrance.