Performers get their makeup applied Tuesday in the music room on opening night of 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta.

Choral director Shannon Chase, bottom left, plays piano and leads cast members through a vocal warm up Tuesday before opening night of 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta. Chase is a Cony alum and said that she performed in Chizzle Wizzle back in her high school days.

Jasmine Farrington gets her makeup done Tuesday before opening night of the 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta.

Just before the shows starts Tuesday, Chizzle Wizzle cast and crew stand in circle holding hands and do a team building exercise in the Ryan Family Gym at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta.

John Athan, left, waits for the cue to open the curtain Tuesday while Interlocutor Steve Scoville looks over his cards before opening night of 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta. This year’s performances mark a return to an in-person event. Pandemic restrictions for the past two years resulted in shows being recorded without an audience.

Jasmine Farrington is reflected in a mirror Tuesday while she applies lipstick before opening night of the 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta.  

Amany Albahadly, left does the makeup for Steve Scoville on Tuesday before opening night of the 131st annual Chizzle Wizzle at Cony Middle and High School in Augusta. Scoville, a high school teacher, plays The Interlocutor who acts as the host helping to string together solo songs done by students in The Showcase section of the show.

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