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Wooster High Students Raise Money for Aging Theater

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Students at Wooster High have been raising money for the school's theatre program for months.

And that effort continues Friday night with more than 50 students performing a non-stop 8-hour show.

The stage curtains inside the theater are more than 50 years old and need to be replaced.

So far, the theatre program has raised $15,000 through ticket sales from Friday night's performance, donations and grants to buy new ones.

They hope Friday night's performance will put them over the top.

"We're looking at the entire project running us about $20,000. So, we're getting closer, but we still have a ways to go," says theatre teacher Kimberley Gibbons.

For 8 hours straight--students will be performing scenes, monologues, improv and several skits.

For $25 - each person in attendance receives hours of entertainment and dinner.

So far they've sold 200 tickets - $25 x 200 is $5,000.

So it looks like all that work will pay off -- and they'll have just enough to buy the new curtains.

We were at rehersals Friday--and the students told us they've been getting ready for this show for about a month now.

"It has been a lot of work. We've had rehersals every day this week, and not only counting all the amounts of times during class, or after school we've practiced before this. It's going to be a long show, yes. But I'm kind of excited. It will be good," says student Adam Dahir.

There are still some standing room tickets available -- and the program is always accepting donations.

Just drop them off at the school or mail them in.

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