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Clubbing it up

by MAUREEN DOLAN
Staff Writer | April 5, 2010 9:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE - The spirit of a pair of rayon suit-wearing, hair-gelled, dance-clubbing brothers will be summoned Wednesday evening at Lake City High School.

The theme of this year's Mr. LCHS competition is "A Night at the Roxbury," a 1998 film based on a recurring "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring characters played by Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan.

Open to the public, the show starts at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.

"It's just something fun that the boys can really get into, and we think something the audience will enjoy," said Brittney Sampson, 17.

Sampson, a senior, is one of the co-captains of Lake City's cheerleading squad, the group responsible for organizing the annual take-off on a beauty pageant.

The nine male contestants will vie to be crowned Mr. LCHS in a series of competitions.

Throughout much of the show, the soundtrack of "A Night at the Roxbury," will be featured.

"The fitness routines will be done to the music," Sampson said.

The most popular song from the movie is "What is Love" by Haddaway. In the film, and in the SNL skit, the Roxbury guys are always seen bobbing their heads sideways, bouncing to the beat of the popular dance track while trying and failing to pick up girls.

The talent portion of the LCHS competition will feature individual performances including dancing and lip-synching.

Other possible honors for contestants include being named Mr. Talent, Mr. Physical Fitness and Mr. Legs.

The poise portion of the show gives the boys a chance to show off some chivalry by escorting their moms, some cheerleaders, and answering questions.

"They show how much of a sweetheart they are," Sampson said.

The judges are teachers and community members, but there is a new fan favorite element this year. Sampson said audience members can pay to cast a vote and whatever is earned will be split between the winning boy and the cheerleaders.

"The boys have been practicing hard," Sampson said. "It will be a fun show for everyone to see."

Proceeds will support the LCHS cheerleaders next year.

Information: 769-0769

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