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Now in its 60th year, Evanston Township High School’s iconic student revue YAMO opens Friday, October 6, for a seven-night run in the school’s Upstairs Theatre. YAMO is completely written, directed and performed by ETHS students each year. YAMO annually pokes fun at current events, but this year’s theme is a murder mystery with more than 100 actors, singers, musicians and stage crew presenting “YAMO, She Wrote.”
YAMO show dates are Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets at $12 are available online at www.ethstheatre.com for pre-selected, self-print tickets. Early ticket purchase is advised as the shows sell out quickly and tickets will not be sold at the door.
The Upstairs Theatre is wheelchair accessible by elevator. Parking is recommended in the school’s rear parking lot; enter off of Lake or Church Streets. Anyone wishing more information about YAMO may contact the ETHS Fine Arts Office at 847-424-7130.
A Tribute to YAMO’s 60th on Oct. 15
“Showcase ETHS! A Tribute to YAMO’s 60th” will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, to celebrate the production’s special anniversary. In honor of 60 years of YAMO, the ETHS Educational Foundation will host this one-day-only, matinee show featuring Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (ETHS ’01) and other notable YAMO alumni. Ticket purchases and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.supporteths.org/showcase-eths.
“Showcase ETHS! A Tribute To YAMO’s 60th” is an original production that will includes comedy, music, dance, interviews and more. The show will be held in the ETHS auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave.