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Chicago sings and dances into Palisade

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Roxie Hart (Celestyn Baker) tries to convince Billy Flynn (August Pomrenke) of her innocence as the investigation continues into the murder of her husband, Amos. The multi-tiered bandstand in the background was a major part of the set, constructed by Frank Davidson and the Technical Education program members.

Sophisticated dance moves showed off the students’ athleticism and ability to work as a team. ‘Roxie’ is held high by James Vaughn, Collin Bennett, Brett Brinkworth, Kiernan McGuire and Andrew Keith. The adult themes in the original stage show of “Chicago” were toned down into a ‘High School Edition’ and still included plenty of singing and dancing.

The entire cast takes a bow following the grand finale, a full-cast version of “All That Jazz”. Anyone that hasn’t treated themselves to a Palisade High School musical should clear their calendar and plan to attend the next production. It has been a highlight of the winter semester.

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Formerly the manager of the Palisade Tribune, Betsy moved to Palisade in 2009 after spending almost 35 years in Breckenridge. She has three grown kids, two in Colorado and one in Idaho. A die-hard Palisade booster, Betsy is also a big fan of the Palisade High School Bulldogs.