Tigers are ready to roar

Published 10:21 am Thursday, March 10, 2011

The three masters of ceremonies, from left Nick Bera, Sergio Salgado and Matt Attig, are all excited for this year’s lineup and said the community will be entertained. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

Students at Albert Lea High School of all ages have been busy preparing for the annual variety show.

The theme of this year’s Tigers’ Roar is “A Night in the Tigers’ Lair.” This is the 66th year for the variety show. Co-directors Mindy Kruger and Lynda Kiesler, who have run the show together for more than three years, said the show lasts about two hours and will have something for everyone.

Claire Buendorf participates in a dress rehearsal Tuesday and will be performing tonight, Friday and Saturday at Tigers’ Roar at Albert Lea High School. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

“Each person will be able to find a favorite,” Kiesler said.

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The show will be presented at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Albert Lea High School auditorium.

Kruger said they’ve been rehearsing since late February, but students have been preparing much longer to get ready for tryouts.

New to the show is a barbershop quartet and a performance by the jazz band. Like past years the ‘Cat’aclysmic show choir and drumline will perform.

Three juniors are the masters of ceremonies: Matt Attig, Sergio Salgado and Nick Bera. Attig said there’s a diverse show this year and said it’s a family-friendly show. Attig also said they hoped they do a good job of filling the shoes of last year’s masters of ceremonies.

“It will be a lot of fun,” Attig said. “Hopefully everyone enjoys what goes on.”

Salgado and Bera both agreed the show will be fun for students, families and community members. They’ve prepared skits to introduce acts and keep the audience entertained.

From left are Abby Pleiss, Karli Kriewall, Gretta Johnson and Cierra Maras who were practicing Tuesday for the premeire of TIgers' Roar tonight. The show continues Friday at Saturday at 7 p.m. each night. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

“Come support ALHS pride,” Salgado said.

Bera said they have been practicing daily to prepare for the job of keeping the crowd interested, informed and entertained.

One student, senior Amy Horejsi, is performing a dance with Kayla Swee and Macy Paul and said she’s excited to “see other talents you don’t see on a daily basis.”

Around 100 students are involved in the production including student managers Katie Callahan, Laura Piper, Ben Rindahl, Lacey Snyder and Travis Descher, as well as more students working behind the scenes.

“We’re hoping everyone in the community can come and support the A.L. Tigers and enjoy our show,” Kiesler said.

Tickets, please
What: Tigers’ Roar variety show
When: 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday
Where: Albert Lea High School auditorium
How much: $5, available in the school office or at the door before the nightly shows.