Thespians don togas for 'When in Rome'

BHS spring musical runs this weekend, next Thursday, Friday

Using her attendant as a desk, the Roman princess writes a letter to her father, the emperor, while the runner, Savannah Kaufmann, right, waits to return her message to the frontlines of war.  Annabella Shocklee is the princess, while Bri Marr portrays her long-suffering servant. Enlargephoto

Photo by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Using her attendant as a desk, the Roman princess writes a letter to her father, the emperor, while the runner, Savannah Kaufmann, right, waits to return her message to the frontlines of war. Annabella Shocklee is the princess, while Bri Marr portrays her long-suffering servant.

A spoiled princess who doesn't want to marry, an evil Roman senator who wants her to wed, and three thieves who try to join the court of the princess combine for this spring's Bayfield High School musical, When in Rome.

More than 20 Bayfield High School students are in the cast, along with the crew and professional musical accompaniment.

"This energetic musical shows what happened in Rome stays in Rome," said director Mark Zaharko with a chuckle. Derek Smith is the musical director, and Sarah Ripley of Escalante Middle School is the artistic director.

Performances are at 7 p.m. nightly Friday, Saturday and March 23 and 24 so the students are done for spring break.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

The chorus line performs the opening number of the spring BHS musical, When in Rome. The show runs this weekend and next week. Enlargephoto

Photo by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

The chorus line performs the opening number of the spring BHS musical, When in Rome. The show runs this weekend and next week.

The BHS spring musical, When in Rome, recreates a humorous version of the Roman Empire, complete with togas, sandals and gladiators. Enlargephoto

Photo by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

The BHS spring musical, When in Rome, recreates a humorous version of the Roman Empire, complete with togas, sandals and gladiators.

Pained by the thought of marriage, the Roman princess, portrayed by Annabella Shocklee, grimaces at her lady in waiting, played by Bri Marr. Enlargephoto

Photo by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Pained by the thought of marriage, the Roman princess, portrayed by Annabella Shocklee, grimaces at her lady in waiting, played by Bri Marr.