CLAY CITY -- Clay City High School will host a musical March 8-9 that is performed by a group called Mishpachah, Inc., based out of Cincinnati.
Mishpachah, Inc. consists of 30 performers, four technicians representing 15 different school districts and 21 different churches.
The group is a number of auditioned high school students who participate in the community drama/music group. The group wrote the musical and has been performing it since June 1989.
The musical, "Dead Serious...About Life," was written to appeal to teenagers. The subject of the musical is teen suicide.
The story begins with two main characters named Todd and Stephanie. Their parents have left them alone for the weekend, and they throw a party. The audience will begin to see Todd and Stephanie's personalities, along with friends, and their views on life.
Issues exposed include what teens deal with, such as abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide. "Dead Serious" is blunt and upfront, bringing issues out in the open.
Through the story line, "Dead Serious" wants the viewers to take a second look at life. Mishpachah is known for its style of choreography, which has been described as radical and exceptional. The groups name is a Hebrew word for family or clan. The group has performed for more than 100,000 people. They offer counseling after each show to troubled teens, and have counseled more than 8,000 young people.
Showtime's for March 8 are 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and the March 9 show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door.
Tickets will only be pre-sold until Wednesday, March 5. For ticket and performance information, call 800-459-7268.