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Fitzhugh Park Elementary Presents Blackjack Dice and the Diamond Heist on Apr. 9 and 10

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Students from Fitzhugh Park School will present a world premiere musical. Students from Fitzhugh Park School will present a world premiere musical. Submitted photo

     Fitzhugh Park Elementary will present its 7th world premiere musical `Blackjack Dice and the Diamond Heist` on April 9 and 10 at 7:00 PM at Oswego High School`s Robinson-Faust Center for the Performing Arts.

     Set in Las Vegas in 1962, the musical follows the exciting story of casino lounge singer Blackjack Dice who must become a secret agent in order to thwart evil genius Helmut Schweinhund's attempts to steal a valuable diamond necklace.

     Written by FPS music teacher Garrett Heater and featuring 60 student performers and crew members, this musical features 17 songs, full choreography, and non-stop laughs for an evening of fantastic theatre for the whole family.

     The cast includes Ezra Clemons (Blackjack Dice), Alexis Johnson (Adelaide Dice), Connor Mulcahey (Helmut Schweinhund), David Harvey (Sal Spade), Cassidy Proud (Veronica Heart), Alyssa McLymond (Carmella Diamond), Sabrina Swank (Lucinda Trump), Hannah Holland (Anka), Isaiah Hayes (Dieter Dietz), and Mitchell Hudson (Texas Hold 'Em), with Mackenzie Westberry, Jayden Wyman, Alyssa Searor, Meg Enos, Jozlyn Fiorito, Kaylyne Westberry, Emily Alnutt, Ciara Lacey, Jennifer Pittman, Kelli Rowley, Maiya Gunther, Kirstin Young, Jasmine Dygert, Jade Comstock, Katie Swinson, Gracelynn O'Connor, and Monet Barnes as the Showgals. Helmut Schweinhund's evil-doers, known as 'Ze Piggies,' are played by Alfonso Alonso, Aaron Hibbert, Dylan Redhead, Justin Hudson, Kyle Rice, Keyon Johnston, Hallie LaSalle, Haillee-May Swank, Taylor Kells, Grace Hoffman, Avery Monahan, Riley Putnam, Gabriela Valentin, Hunter Smith, Azerya Premo, and Kaitlyn Perrone.

     The musical is directed by Garrett Heater, featuring choreography by Ceara Windhausen. A 16 piece pit orchestra of high school musicians will swing their way through a 1960's-inspired score.

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