Gahanna Lincoln High School's performances of "Noises Off" should have the auditorium ringing with laughter.

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-4 at the school, 140 S. Hamilton Road.

Director Cindi Macioce said this production may be the funniest show the school has ever put on.

"It's laugh-out-loud funny," she said.

"Noises Off," written by Michael Frayn, is a physical comedy, according to Macioce.

"It is one of the most widely produced high school shows," she said. "This show presents so many wonderful challenges.

"Technically, it is probably one of, if not the most, technically difficult shows we've done. The set has to revolve 180 degrees between acts 1 and 2," she said.

Macioce said the cast also faces its own set of challenges.

"The timing of this show is key," she said. "If a line is dropped or a cue missed, it could very well affect the outcome of the scene."

The first act shows a group of actors in a final dress rehearsal for a show called "Nothing On."

The second act shows them in the matinee performance, but once the set revolves, the audience sees what is happening from the viewpoint of being backstage and the actors are in constant motion, according to Macioce.

The third act wraps things up pretty quickly, but the humor continues right down to the final line, she said.

Senior Sydney Cannon plays the role of Brooke Ashton.

"She never knows what's going on," Cannon said of her character. "She's a British blond. She's so fun. I never have to pay attention."

"I think people will most like the humor," she said. "It's messy but organized."

Senior Cole Frasher, who plays Frederick Fellowes, said the show is very funny.

"It's hilarious," he said. "It's a comedic farce. We haven't done one like this in awhile."

Sophomore Sara Tuohy, who plays Belinda Blair, said there is a lot of chaos in the show.

"She (Belinda) is like the mom," she said. "She tries to fix all the problems. She tries to keep the show from falling apart."

Tuohy said audiences would most enjoy the comedy of the show.

"It's over-exaggerated," she said. "We put commitment into it. We'll all be on top of our game."

Other students and their roles include Sabrina Brush as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett; Sean Pettit as Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain; Cole Hengstebeck as Lloyd Dallas; Dominic Bush as Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar; Deja Russell as Poppy Norton-Taylor and Jace Nguyen as Tim Allgood.

"The audiences will definitely enjoy the big and physical comedy," Macioce said. "This show is guaranteed to provide many laugh-out-loud moments."

Tickets cost $12 and are available online at localevelevents.com or at the high school from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the front office.

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