VHS Theater presents “Phantom of the Soap Opera”

Photos by Jerry Melrose

The cast and crew of Valley High School Theatre’s production of “Phantom of the Soap Opera” by Craig Sodaro and Randy Villars. The madcap farcical comedy of murder, mayhem and high-intrigue dealing with a disfigured denizen of a TV studio’s deep inner sanctums, who anguishes an obsessive attraction to its soap opera heroine, was presented in the VHS Little Theater on November 10 - 12. Due to Director Kelly Lamb’s early construction work obligations in Idaho, under the supervision of Rebecca Osterhout, director duties were successfully shared by students Hazel Harris, Kaitlyn Esplin and Ike Staples. And for the final two weeks, Mr. Lamb was able to return and polish it up for Opening Night. An uproarious evening of laughter was enjoyed by all. “The Wizard of Oz” will be their next offering, scheduled to begin it’s run on February 25, 2023.

Director Addison Meriwether (Ike Staples) and his soap opera cast (Felon Binder as Daphne Davis, Kellani Garcia as Blythe Evans, Holden Harris as Noah Caine) apprehensively listening to the invisible voice of the Phantom expounding threats of the horrifying consequences if his demonic demands are not heeded ...


The Phantom, alias Joshua Larmore, attempting to woo his captive ingenue, soap star Regina Brooks, inhabited by Naomi Robinson.

Director Addison Meriwether (Ike Staples) ferociously determined to maintain peace on-the-set between a disgruntled Daphne Davis (Falon Binder) and a snooty Millicent Crump (Ally Osterhout).

The vivaciously ditzy Lily Ponds (Becca Lee) teasing humorous actor Noah Caine (Holden Harris) in his role as a doctor, surrounded by [L-R]: gruffy, scruffy old-school Detective Digby Wright, streetwise actor Quentin Harris (Colt Reeve) and distinguished soap director Addison Meriwether (Ike Staples).

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