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Moravian Academy, Moravian Academy, "My Favorite Year" cast, left to right, standing: Griffin Smith-Nichols (Sy Benson), Kyle Wang (King Kaiser), Ben Ahmad (Leo Silver), Megan Keller (Alice Miller) and, seated, Noah Ruebeck (Benjy Stone) and Kylee Jacoby (K. C. Downing).

High School Musicals: Moravian Academy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

'My Favorite Year'

Moravian Academy students are working overtime to make up snow days, but the show must go on with "My Favorite Year," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, Dyer Auditorium, Moravian Academy, 4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The show, directed by Moravian Academy Director of Theatre Arts Jarrod C. Yuskauskas, sets to music and dance the comedic snafus of a New York television variety show.

A comedy writer on the "King Kaiser Variety Show" has problems when he books washed-up actor Alan Swann (Collin Brown) on the show. Writer Benjy Stone (Noah Ruebeck) and his production staff try to stay on track while keeping up with Swann, who complicates things with his legendary alcohol and girl problems.

Songs include "Twenty Million People," by Ruebeck; "Manhattan," by Brown and "Welcome to Brooklyn" by Madeline Weston (Belle Carroca).

The book is by Joseph Dougherty, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. The original production opened on Broadway in December 1992 and closed after 36 performances in January 1993.

The musical, a spoof of the late Sid Caesar's 1950's "Your Show Of Shows," is based on the film comedy of the same title, directed by Dennis Palumbo, released in 1982.

Tickets: 610-868-4744