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KPTV Fox12 Oregon News: Beaverton High’s Next Musical

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Fox 12 Staff28 Marc Shaiman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Scott Wittman

Beaverton High School has received some high-profile support for the theatre department’s next musical.

This year’s spring musical will be a production of “Catch Me If You Can.” It is scheduled to run from May 17-20.

While students are hard at work putting it together, they received support from the pair who created the original musical score, composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

In a video recorded for Beaverton High School, Shaiman and Wittman said “Catch Me If You Can” has strong roots in the Pacific Northwest, as it debuted in Seattle in 2009 before hitting Broadway.

“We are honored that you chose the show to do for your prestigious spring musical and we’d like to add that we encourage your community to support and volunteer and to make this show a success,” Shaiman said in the video.

The video, posted on a GoFundMe.com page to support the school’s production, also featured a cameo by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony-winning creator of “Hamilton,” who jumped in to say, “Catch it if you can!”

The school is hoping to raise $5,000 for an elaborate set and costumes, as well as a professional choreographer.

Alumni are expected to return to Beaverton High School to assist with the production.

Last year when students staged a production of “Grease,” the school shared a video of support from actress Olivia Newton-John. The leads of “Grease Live” on FOX, Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit, also offered their support in an interview on FOX 12’s More Good Day Oregon.

To support this year’s production, go to gofundme.com/support-bhss-musical-fund. For local news, visit kptv.com

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Category: Community Stories, KPTV FOX 12 News

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