All Shook Up’ coming
to Aurora High’s stage
The Aurora High Players are rehearsing for the spring musical “All Shook Up,” which will play April 25-26 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students.
“All Shook Up” is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything with his-swiveling, lip-curling style.
Songs will include classics such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
The show stars Daniel Sovich as the roustabout Chad and Caroline Voorhees as Natalie, the girls who falls head over heals for him. It also features Heather Gosnell, Ryan Roark, Jeziel Chavez, Megan Stechler, Rachel Willis, Jeff Busath, Hannah Gang and Josh Friedler.
Other cast members are Katie Kronz, Sarah Most, Taylor Miotki, Alley Turle, Taylor Banc, Amanda Sandstrom, Emily Hoff, Lexi Subbotin, Elyse Muvaney, Hannah Piazza, Michela Palma, Clare Rahill, Kendall Berryhill, Grace Aldrich, Emily Delis, Yohann Samarasihyhe, Alex Smerciak, Cameron Bopp, Sam McCoy, Thomas Riedy, Ian Skidmore, Christian Ward and Ben Sender.
The show is stage-managed by Brenna Rettburg, assisted by Salena Baker.

Aid after-prom effort
On April 23, the Latest Scoop in Aurora will donate 15 percent of patrons’ checks from 2:30 to 8 p.m. to the Aurora High School after-prom committee. To help out, residents must present a flier found on the district’s website at under “Aurora City School District News.” A handful of other local restaurants also have participated in the donation program.

‘Babar’ performances
set at Valley Christian
The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts for Kids is coming to Aurora on May 5 to present Poulenc’s “The Story of Babar the Little Elephant.” Performances will be at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Valley Christian Academy on East Boulevard.
The performances are geared toward children ages 2 to 6 and feature live music by the Akron Symphony Orchestra with visual storytelling by the Magical Theatre Company. Each performance is intended to entertain and educate participants through interactive storytelling and an engaging musical performance.
The music to “The Story of Babar the Little Elephant” is divided into 18 short musical numbers, sometimes with narration in between and sometimes with narration over the music. Poulenc mainly uses instrumental colors, tempo (slow and fast) and dynamics (loud and soft) to paint the various scenes in the story.
Tickets are $5 each. To purchase them, call the Akron Symphony at 330.535.8131, or order online at (see Concerts for Kids under the education tab). Every person through the door must purchase a ticket regardless of age.

Top students selected
The following Harmon School students were named students of the week last week:
Sixth-graders — Nicolas Contes, Olivia Golec, Alice Hesmonhalgh and Michael Raymer; seventh-graders — Nik Scripa, Sydney Trem and Felicia Van Schie; eighth-graders — Kennedie Barner, Karli Springer and Michael Windsor.
PRIDE forms must be turned into the Harmon office by April 17 to receive prizes Blizzard Bag 1 assignments must be turned in by April 22. The second Blizzard Bag will be distributed April 17 and is due May 2.

Good students noted
Caught being good at Leighton School were: Emma Himmel, third grade; Kepler Rhoden, fourth; and Anthony Gelardi, fifth.
Class officers sought
Aurora High School students interested in running for a class office for next year are reminded that forms are due by April 17, and can be obtained from Kathy Wiemken in Room 100.

Apply for MEDCAMP
MEDCAMP 2014 for eighth-graders wlll run July 14-17 at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown. Applications are due by April 18. For details, call 330-330-6584.