Westside schools:
Coronado presents musical, ‘42nd Street’

       The Broadway musical, “42nd Street,” will be presented by Coronado High performing arts students Nov. 17-19 in the school auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St.
       The starting time each night will be 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $10, and will be available at the auditorium box office the night of each show.
       According to drama teacher Elizabeth Kahn-Lanning, the story is about a “small-town girl who makes it big on Broadway. It's fun for all ages.” The setting is the 1930s, and certain scenes will have as backdrops large-screen projections of New York and Philadelphia from that era, Kahn said.
       About 35 students are in the cast, plus about 15 in the pit orchestra and 10 on the stage crew, she said.
       The show will feature plenty of tap-dancing. Preparation started last summer when many of the cast members took a workshop on tap-dancing with Jenna Barnett, a Coronado math teacher and private dance instructor, Kahn said.
       Big West restaurant night
       West Middle School will be the beneficiary Monday, Nov. 14 at the Chipotle at 1370 W. Garden of the Gods Road.
       From 5 to 8 p.m. that night, the restaurant will donate 50 percent of its sales to West - as long as customers mention that in placing their orders.

Westside Pioneer/press releases