Student acts take to the stage

Popcycles, Lincoln’s annual variety show, will open Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the box office, $10 for students and $20 for adults.

The drama cabinet is expecting great things. “We want every year to get better,” said sophomore Alex Denman-Still. “This year we’ve got a dedicated drama cabinet and a great theme.”

Acts ranging from songs by Lola Lewis and the choir to the color guard and a balancing act by Emerson Peters will be showcased.

Posters for the event read “…timing is everything,” and urge students to not be late for the show. Denman-Still says it is no coincidence that one of the main productions for the year is a play called “All in the Timing.” “We’re having fun with the theme this year,” he said, ” and it’s true there’s a bit of correlation.

Popcycles is a long-standing Lincoln tradition, beginning nearly 70 years ago as a fundraiser by the Dads Club to raise money for drivers’ education equipment.

“Although it’s been around for a long time, not many know about it,” said sophomore Emma Weightman. “The drama cabinet always puts a lot of effort into making it happen, but not many people try out, which is such a bummer.” Weightman encourages students to try out for the show next year even if they don’t believe their talents warrant a showcase. “I think part of the problem might be that kids get nervous or self-conscious about what their talents are, and it prevents them from trying out” she said. “It’s such a chill environment; people really shouldn’t get scared.”

 

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