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Photo Gallery: Brighton High School Students Gear Up for Spring Play

Brighton High School presents "Cheaper by the Dozen" May 3 through May 6 at the Brighton Center for Performing Arts.

After three months of hard work, Brighton High School students are busy putting the finishing touches on their performance of "Cheaper by the Dozen," which opens for one weekend only, May 3 through May 6.

Brighton High School teacher and director, Melanie Walls said she was looking for something light for this year's production.

"Honestly, when we read the script, we couldn't quit laughing," Walls said. "It's warm-hearted and everybody can relate to it because it's about family and the mishaps of raising teenagers, when they have a mind of their own."

Senior Ada Popovic plays the role of one the 12 children, Anne Gilbreth.

"This play seemed like it would be a lot of fun because it's a lot of kids," Popovic said. "Anne is a really strong person and those are the best parts to play because she can stick up for herself. I think that is my favorite part."

Sophomore Zach Whitt plays the role of Frank Gilbreth, the father of 12 children. Whitt said his favorite part about his character is his whistle.

"I like the authoritive figure and control that he has," Whitt said. "I'm not a very bossy or intimidating person by nature. Mr. Gilbreth is very strict and a bit intimidating if you don't know him and it was kind of hard for me to get into that."

The show dates and times are May 3, 4 and May 5 at 7 p.m. and May 6 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children 12 years and under.

Tickets are available for purchase at bhsplay.com or at in downtown Brighton. They will also be available at the door.

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