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"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Presented by GWHS Theatre of the Nevertheless
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Civic Center Little Theater
COST: Adults $12, students $10
INFO: 304-348-7729CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- George Washington High School senior Nick Staples is no novice to the stage.
In a theatrical career that began at age 4, he cut his teeth with the Children's Theatre of Charleston and has performed with both Kanawha Players and Charleston Light Opera Guild. He has acted in such shows as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Peter Pan" and "Hairspray," and he is currently preparing for the Guild's "Evita," opening May 3.
Simultaneous with his "Evita" rehearsals, Staples is directing George Washington High School's presentation of the musical comedy "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The show opens Friday at the Civic Center Little Theater.
It is a production of the Theatre of the Nevertheless, George Washington's completely student-run theater program. According to Staples, the group's president, the school has the only such theater program in the area.
Students are involved in everything: choosing the show, obtaining the rights, casting, directing, set building and costuming. Actors rehearse five times a week for three hours a day.
"The students do it all!" said Staples.