Cue the sound of a creaky door, the flickering of lights, and a high-pitched scream! The Alhambra High School Drama Department is set to scare the audience during its sixth annual haunted house Halloween fundraiser in the high school's theater.
The student-made haunted house — decorated to a "nightmare theme" — is a way to have fun and appreciate the arts at the same time, said AHS senior and Thespian Troupe member Katherine Steglau. "Sadly, the arts department is largely ignored in the community as a whole. This is an easy way to see what we can do and how it can be enjoyable for anybody," Steglau said. "It’s done in an interactive, non-traditional manner so that the audience can become part of it too."
Members of the AHS Thespian Troupe will be scaring visitors at 101 S. 2nd Street on Oct. 29 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. and on Oct. 31 from 3-4 p.m. General admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased from any Thespian Troupe member or at the AHS Student Bank on campus. All proceeds will benefit AHS Drama Department productions and theatrical competitions.
The department is also holding a “Trick or Treat so Tots Can Eat” canned food drive during the fundraiser. Donate two cans for a $1 discount on admission.