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Howard County high school plays ready to hook audiences
Howard County high school plays ready to hook audiences

Brandon Dial has a big hook to fill. The River Hill High School senior is playing Captain Hook, one the most infamous villains in children's literature, in the school's musical performance of "Peter Pan" that opens Friday, Nov. 1. Physically, he fits the part. His tall, athletic frame agilely moves across the stage as he rehearses fight, dance, singing and even flying scenes while wearing a shiny metal hook on his left hand. But his character's persona requires a little more thought, Dial said. Hook is both a "scary man" and a "skittish, afraid man," he said. "It's two completely opposite ends of the spectrum that have to be...

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