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Basehor — The musical

October 20, 2005

It's been more than 15 years since "Basehor: A musical" has been presented to theater-goers. However, the Basehor Historical Society is planning to dust off the oldie but goodie next summer.

"We wanted to present the Basehor musical again like we did during the Centennial (celebration) in 1989," said historical society member Nola Cooper.

The musical, which will pay homage to the city's founding, is scheduled to take place during the first annual Basehor Dairy Days celebration in June. Two performances are scheduled during the celebration.

John Robinson, a 1994 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, will direct the production. And, Cooper said, the historical society will host an open casting call to all local community members interested in being a part of the musical.

Auditions will take place after the first of the year.

"It will be open to people of all ages," Cooper said.

The theatrical production is scheduled to take place Friday, June 2 with an encore performance set for the following day, June 3. Dairy Days festivities will be in full swing on the third at Basehor-Linwood High School.

Proceeds from the musical will go toward funding a proposed Basehor Museum and Conference Center, a long-planned project at the southwest corner of 158th Street and Parallel.

Cooper said she hopes the musical will be the first of several to come for the newly created theater troupe.

"We hope we will continue on as a community theater," she said.

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