Dickenson is on the road to Fame A recent Vermillion High School graduate and four University of South Dakota students travel five nights a week to Yankton for rehearsals of the upcoming Lewis and Clark Theatre Company production of Fame.
Jennifer Dickenson, a 2001 graduate of VHS, plays Carmen, the tragic lead character. Dickenson is a familiar face to Vermillion theater-goers. She has performed in more than a dozen plays since the age of 8. She was most recently seen as Rizzo in the 2001 VHS production of Grease and was the recipient of the 2001 Die Meistersinger award for outstanding vocal student.
Mitch Hess, a recent USD graduate from Watertown, plays Nick. Elizabeth Hladky, a junior theater major from Brandon, plays Serena. Jennifer Ann Edwards, a junior art and theater major, is Lambchops, the drummer. Terri Meadows and Werner Christensen, both Coyote cheerleaders, are dancers.
Fame is a musical about paying dues in the pursuit of fame at a New York School of Performing Arts in the mid-'80s. Performances are July 27-29, Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 10-12 at the historic Dakota Theater, 328 Walnut Street, in Yankton.
Call the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company box office at 605-665-4711 for ticket information.