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Davis High School Drama department taking on "Phantom" this month

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YAKIMA, Wash. – Davis High School is taking on the Broadway classic, "The Phantom of the Opera," this month as the musical only recently became available to students at their grade level.

Only two schools have acquired the rights for the show this school year in all of Washington state.

The Drama department at Davis is known for taking on ambitious plays and musicals but its members admit this is a tough challenge, even for them.

Students have been rehearsing for two months, sometimes spending six hours a day at school.

Dillon Jaime has the role of the phantom in the Davis production. He says such a complex story is in line with what he and his fellow students strive for as performers.

"I think Davis stands out because we have a love for drama," he said. "We have this love to show this audience what a high schooler can do."

The cast is made up of almost 50 students and there are more than 100 people working to make the show come together each night.

The first four performances finished on Saturday. Students will return to the stage Thursday, April 28 through April 30 each night at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students with an ASB card.