Highlands High School

 Jared Lorenzen
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A tribute to late Highlands High School University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen will be streamed live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, from the high school.

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CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) provides area high school students the summer opportunity to be involved in challenging plays and musicals. This summer will bring the play "Mr. Burns…a post-electric play" and the musical "Spring Awakening."

Two shows, over 100 local high school students representing 24 different schools, two Northern Kentucky venues – CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) is presenting its first two-show season since becoming a standalone non-profit arts organization. 

John Kiesewetter

Update Tuesday March 20: Have a listen to my interview with Amy Burgess from Sunday's "Around Cincinnati" below.   

Original post Thursday, March 15: Rosie Red doesn't talk. So let's just say Amy Burgess, a local choreographer and actor, knows everything about Rosie from the inside out.

With Opening Day fast approaching, I asked Amy to come to WVXU-FM and talk about creating and performing as the Reds' popular female mascot for Around Cincinnati this Sunday, March 18, at 7 p.m.   (After the show airs, I'll put a link to the audio here.)

For the sixth summer, the high school students of CAST (Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre) will present a challenging musical on stage at Highlands High School – this year, it's Les Miserables