High-school productions weather storms to a heavenly ‘Hell Week’
After years of focusing purely on high-school theater during the busy spring rush of shows, I’ve been expanding my coverage to other forms of performing and visual arts.
Still, I have to admit it was nice to get back in a couple of theaters again, at Scarsdale and Walter Panas, to talk about upcoming productions of “Guys and Dolls” and “The Sound of Music.”
You can read a bit about those shows on Monday, and about how Superstorm Sandy and a nor’easter derailed one production (Lakeland’s “Once Upon a Mattress,” which was to run this weekend) and pushed back others (Nyack’s “Twelfth Night” runs next weekend, not this). Tonight, Tappan Zee opens its not-delayed, one-weekend run of “Robin Hood.”
Here’s a list of shows that will run next weekend:
Eastchester: “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17. $8, $6 students. 2 Stewart Place, Eastchester.
Nyack: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. $12, $7 for students. 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack. 845-353-7100.
Blind Brook: “The Laramie Project,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16 and 17. $10. (Not suitable for elementary-school students.) 840 King St., Rye Brook. email@example.com
Briarcliff: “Our Country’s Good,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Nov. 17; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 18. $15. 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Horace Greeley: “Gypsy,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 8 p.m., Nov. 16, 17. $10. 70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua.
Byram Hills: “Tartuffe,” 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17. $15, $10 students and seniors. 914-273-9200, ext. 4550. email@example.com.
Scarsdale: “Guys and Dolls,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 17; 2 p.m., Nov. 18. 1057 White Plains Road, Scarsdale.
Walter Panas: “The Sound of Music,” 8 p.m., Nov. 16, 17. 300 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor. 914-739-2823, ext. 555
Scarsdale’s “Guys and Dolls”
Here are some great photos, shot by Carucha L. Meuse, from Scarsdale:
Gavin Elwes, center, as Nathan Detroit, with his gambling buddies.
Gavin Elwes and Ali Whitney as Nathan and Adelaide: “Then we get off at Saratoga for the 14th time…”
Star-struck denizens of Runyonland.
A dance number.
More denizens of Runyonland, in a street scene.
Sky Masterson (Nick Cioffi) at the Save-A-Soul mission. At right is Sophie Laruelle as Sarah Brown.
Sophie Laruelle as Sarah Brown, up on her soapbox.
Ali Whitney (as Adelaide) gives Gavin Elwes (as Nathan) a gift.
Bryant Lo and Sayeel Alam got the horse right here in the song “Fugue for Tinhorns.”
Walter Panas and “The Sound of Music”
Steven DeNardo is Capt. von Trapp and Liora Bogin is Maria in Walter Panas High School’s production of “The Sound of Music.” Photos by yours truly.
Regina Creighton (as Leisl) and Adam Santagata (as Rolf) share the duet “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.”
Sophomore Elizabeth Trifone, left, (as Marta) and senior Jacqueline Kavana (as Gretl) are the youngest von Trapps in “The Sound of Music.”
The von Trapp sons, in “The Sound of Music” at Walter Panas High School are, Chris Dadramia, left, (as Kurt) and Brian Powers (as Friedrich).
The cast of “The Sound of Music” at Walter Panas High School includes, clockwise from left, Liora Bogin (as Maria), Steven DeNardo (as Capt. Von Trapp), Chris Dadramia (as Kurt), Regina Creighton (as Leisl), Emily Goodrich (as Louisa), Brian Powers (as Friedrich), Natasha Uszak (as Brigitta), Jacqueline Kavana (as Gretl), and Elizabeth Trifone (as Marta).
Sierra Nelson plays the Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music” at Walter Panas High School.
Danielle Hanney (as Elsa Schraeder) and Dominic Prionti (as Max).