“Carnival!” comes to life in Exeter

Twins Dolores Hildebrand and Margaret Christ, 85, of Exeter,  Pat White, of Exeter, Gavin Wenberg, 2 1/2, of Mt. Penn, and Richard White, of Exeter, enjoy the breakfast provided by Exeter High School before the senior performance of the school musical "Carnival."
Twins Dolores Hildebrand and Margaret Christ, 85, of Exeter, Pat White, of Exeter, Gavin Wenberg, 2 1/2, of Mt. Penn, and Richard White, of Exeter, enjoy the breakfast provided by Exeter High School before the senior performance of the school musical "Carnival."

What could be a better way to spend the morning than breakfast and a musical? Senior citizens were invited to Exeter High School for a free presentation of the 1961 Bob Merrill Broadway production “Carnival!” as presented by the students last week. 150 senior citizens came out to enjoy breakfast and the spring show.

The cast of over fifty talented students brought “Carnival!” to life in a colorful way. Students juggled, danced, sang, twirled, rode a unicycle, dazzled the crowd with magic and a puppet show. Exeter’s production of the musical ran from April 11 through 13. “Carnival!” is the fifth musical production presented out of a total of 20 productions on the school’s stage.

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Emily Thiel

Emily Thiel is the editor of The Southern Berks News and is the Community Engagement Editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Emily joined Berks-Mont in March 2013. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in English with a concentration in Cultural and Media Studies. Emily is a native of Allentown, Pa. Reach the author at ethiel@berksmontnews.com or follow Emily on Twitter: @sthrnberksnews.