Stephen Jackett was only in the sixth grade, but he was one of the biggest stars in the Mohonasen school district during the spring of 1989. Jackett had won the leading role in “Oliver,” which was presented by the Mohon Masque and Li’l Masque Theaters on May 5 and 6. Roles and shows were featured at other high school auditoriums during 1988 and 1989. Linton High School teen George Rush played “old” as Grandpa in the Plaza Players’ 1988 presentation “You Can’t Take It With You.” Kellie Palmer was rough and ready as Annie Oakley at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in 1988. Cassandra Levendusky and Jay Van Derwerken landed the plum roles of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Schoharie High School’s “Carousel” during the spring of ’88. Joanna Cameron wore flowers in her hair as Titania, queen of the fairies, in Linton’s 1989 version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Mohonasen theatrical players get into character for “Oliver” in May 1989. From left are Stephen Farmer, Stephen Jackett, Tracy Carpenter and Mark Jackett.
Linton High School’s Plaza Players prepare for “You Can't Take It with You” in April 1988. From left are Tony Kirby, Maggie Rush, Kristen Morlock, Israel Smith and George Rush —as Grandpa.
Kellie Palmer wears a smile and holds a gun as Annie Oakley as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake actors prepare for “Annie Get Your Gun” in May 1988. David Whitley as Frank Butler doesn’t seem too worried — but Emilie David’s Dolly Tate may have plans of her own.
Schoharie High School actors and actresses — from left, Fay Vamosy, Grayson Stowel, Cassandra Levendusky and Jay Van Derwerken — prepare for their 1988 presentation of “Carousel.”
Fancy costumes and fancy expressions are on display as “Anything Goes” preps for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School on May 12-13, 1989. From left are Alex Whitehead, Daniel Lehning, Emilie David and Heidi Kerr.
Linton High’s Joanna Cameron plays Titania in “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” while Robert Hughes wears a disguise as Bottom in the famous Shakespearian comedy. The show made friends at Linton in April 1989.