Long ago in a galaxy far, far away – or really, this weekend in San Andreas – an intrepid band of Calaveras High School students journeys together to the farthest reaches of space, sanity and the Calaveras Performing Arts Center to bring to life a new musical creation. “Star Wreck: To Boldly Go Far, Far Away” lands at the theater at Calaveras High School in San Andreas for one performance at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11. The out-of-this-world revue features musical parodies of science fiction favorites, including “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “E.T.,” “Doctor Who” and “Men in Black.”
“We had so much fun producing ‘Super Heroes’ last fall that we really wanted to do another fundraiser for the CPAC,” said Cyndie Klorer, the show’s director and Calaveras High School’s media specialist. “We chose ‘Star Wreck’ because the kids really wanted to do something with a sci-fi theme. You will see a lot of parodies in this show and many more of them will be performed live this time. There will be songs by Weird Al Yankovic, as well as parodies of well-known songs about ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ and several other zany intergalactic characters.”
The cast of Calaveras High School students and alumni includes Joseph Rudloff, Keifer Minehart, Mika Goddard, Hunter Reusche, Jordan Hoyopatubbi, Madalyn Myers, Colton Minehart, Ivan Ramos, Alissa Ambriz, Jillian Baker, Jacob Young, Samantha Leach, Alara Bowsher, Chandler Menard, Beth Brant, Tara Purcell, Colton Anderson, Mason Anderson and Joseph Herrera. Look for a four-legged turn by Maisy the pug in several key scenes as well.
The show won’t be the only activity that guests can enjoy Saturday. Face painting and photo opportunities with heroes and villains from across the universe will be available, including a preshow appearance by members of the famed 501st Legion, a collective of “Star Wars” aficionados known for their detail-perfect Stormtrooper costume recreations from 5 to 6 p.m.
There’s an after-party, too. Backstage passes are available for $20, including a guided tour of the CPAC, a ticket to “Star Wreck” and food, drinks and more backstage fun at the Mos Eisley Cantina following the performance.
“We are excited to have people come out and support the performing arts center. We want our community to feel welcome there. It will be a wonderful event for the whole family,” Klorer said.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for the backstage passes, available at the door. Reservations can also be made by calling 754-1811, ext. 5213.