ASD students and staff create special play for Anchorage’s Centennial


February 24, 2015


News Release
Contact: Heidi Embley
Phone: (907) 742-4158
ASD Communications


On February 26 and 27, West High School’s theatre group will present Monster School III: Happy Birthday Anchorage!. The play, written, produced and directed by WHS Teacher David Block and the school’s theatre group was commissioned by ASD specifically to celebrate Anchorage’s Centennial.


“Our goal was to provide a fun, commemorative learning experience for students and provide a family-focused activity for the entire community to enjoy,” said Pamela Orme, ASD social studies curriculum coordinator, who is also serving as the district’s coordinator for Anchorage Centennial activities.


Join all the Monster School kids and Ms. Bagatha as we travel back through time to investigate the history of Anchorage. The play includes puppets, songs, history and a lot of fun.


More than 4,750 ASD students will attend the play for free, thanks to the Richard L and Diane M. Block Foundation, Westside Foundation and West Alumni Association.


There will be five community showings of the play, held at the West High School Theater:

  • Thursday, Feb. 26 – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 27 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 28 – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


Children 12 and under are free and all others are $5. Organizers say the cost has been purposefully kept low for the community showings so families can attend together.  Tickets are available at the door or online at

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