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  • A 'Groovy' musical at Grain Valley High School

  • “Groovy!” is at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Grain Valley High School. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.

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  • Emily Inman loves that the ’60s are being brought to the stage in Grain Valley High School’s fall production of “Groovy!”
    “It is such a fun show because we are able to enjoy the music and see how some people lived back then,” said the Grain Valley sophomore who plays Cowabunga Ivy. “I think my favorite scene is when everyone is doing the Charleston. It is just fun and something everyone will like.”
    “Groovy!” is basically a spoof on the Woodstock music festival, taking place at Crumb’s Apple Farm. It follows the fictional band The Lemon Bugs as they decided whether to play a concert true to their heart or to play one that makes them the most money.
    “Groovy!” is at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Grain Valley High School. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.
    “A few years back we got some boxes at a costume sale, but we didn’t know what was inside. When we opened them, there were all these ’60s and ’70s costumes, so this is the type of show we have wanted to do for a while,” said Athena Melnicki, director of the musical. “It is a fun show with some great music. It was a great piece for the group of kids we have this year.”
    Freshman Mary Glaviano plays Ann, a runaway who is also a wannabe hippie. An outgoing and adventurous character, Glaviano said she loves the ability to work together as a team to put on a great performance.
    “I enjoy the surfing scene because it is a lot of fun to rehearse and perform,” she said. “I think that is what this show is all about, fun and excitement.”
    Junior Emily Farmer plays Mary Quaint, a fashion designer who is very controlling and precise. Farmer said the whole musical is simply “fun to do.”
    “These are fun characters with fun personalities,” she said. “We have put good vibes into this show, and it is exciting to be able to portray these types of people.”
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