George & Georgette are at it again: Williams High School Homecoming Show is Oct. 22

By Kamryn Guye
Times-News

Williams High School's Homecoming Show is at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the school auditorium. Jon Upchurch / Special to the Times-News

Williams High School’s Homecoming Show has been a tradition for close to 60 years.
The show, which is written entirely by the students, centers around the school mascots, George and Georgette, facing off against their homecoming rivals before the big homecoming game.
This year’s event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington.
“This year is really different because it’s more of a prequel to the usual homecoming show. It’s more of how George and Georgette met and how they came to be who they are. All the other shows have kinda played around that idea,” said director Lucas Cecil.
The show brings together a variety of different characters from many different realms. Morgan and Madison Williams are juniors at the school, and the only set of twins in the show. This makes their role of The Shining Twins, from the popular Stephen King book and 1980 film, all the more fitting.
Emelia Roux is a sophomore at the school and plays the role of Mary.
“It’s really fun. It has a great plot and great characters that you normally wouldn’t see together,” Roux said.
In years prior, the show has featured the likenesses of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and a variety of other characters.
“We write the show for the people. The whole reason I do it is because they have an effect,” said writer Petra Bailor, who plays Georgette. “The people and the cast — everyone makes it easy.”

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door. For more details, call 336-570-6161.

Kamryn Guye is a senior at Williams High School and a Times-News intern. She can be reached at kguye@thetimesnews.com.

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