Tigers’ Roar all-student show begins tonight

Published 10:30 am Thursday, March 25, 2010

“Roarin’ Through the Years!” is the theme of this year’s Tigers’ Roar at Albert Lea High School. More than 70 kids are working behind the scenes or performing in the variety show this year.

The show will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at Doyle’s Hallmark, in the athletic office at the high school and at the door each night of the show.

Of the 30 to 40 acts that tried out for the show, 17 made it and are performing everything from singing, dancing and comedy acts. Among those performing are the show choir and drumline.

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“Drumline gets really loud,” Mindy Kruger said. “That’ll definitely get people’s attention.”

Kruger is in her third year of directing the show. Lynda Kiesler is the other director who has been directing for 10 years.

“I get a chance to see the student’s talents that I don’t see in the classroom,” Kiesler said.

The masters of ceremony include Dan Edwards, Kyle See-Rockers, Jack Sturtz and Jeff Thorstad. They have prepared skits that go along with the theme of the show and individual acts as well.

One guitarist, Christian Andersen, has been playing for four years, but the band he’s playing with, Rip Tide, has only been together for three months.

“We’re doing ‘Dani California’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” Andersen said.

The directors said they try to keep the show under two and a half hours, but audience members probably won’t be bored with the lineup of talented students performing.