Meet Sissy, a half poodle/half schnauzer that has a role in "Gypsy." At just shy of 2 years old, this is her first attempt at show business, and she has earned two thumbs up from her human cast members.
Her owner, Krista Hightower, is a theater major who started at Pittsburg State University last year and will be a senior this fall. Best known as Templeton in last year's Pitt State production of "Charlotte's Web," and Slender in "Merry Wives of Windsor," Krista portrays a show girl in "Gypsy."
Sissy, whose stage name in "Gypsy" is "Chow Mein," follows in the paw-steps of several iconic dogs on the PCT stage, including "Toto" in 2013's "Wizard of Oz," and "Sandy" in 2014's "Annie."
Don't miss seeing Sissy on stage in "Gypsy" July 28-31; tickets are on sale now at www.memorialauditorium.org and at the box office at 503 N. Pine, 620-231-7827.
This blog is a spot for journalist Andra Stefanoni, a PCT board member who also has been cast in several productions, to allow audiences a peek behind the scenes.