Peter Pan has been cleared for takeoff in Pleasantville and Harold Hill won’t let a little snow keep him from River City, but there is no reason to “Smile” today at Clarkstown High School North.
The storm of the last 36 hours, which blanketed the Lower Hudson Valley with five to ten inches of snow, prompted Brewster High School to cancel Thursday’s planned opening of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” While the storm closed schools across the region on Friday, the show will go on at Brewster and at all but one of the other nine schools in the region.
Tim Reid, producer of “Smile” at Clarkstown North, said that the district canceled school and all after-school events, including the opening night of the Marvin Hamlisch-Howard Ashman musical, set at a California beauty pageant. Those holding tickets for Friday may use them at any other performance this weekend or next, or at an extra performance at 2 p.m., March 16.
Huckleberry Finn and the runaway slave Jim will get on their raft, as scheduled, for Nyack’s opening of “Big River” at 8 p.m.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will go on at Bronxville tonight at 7 p.m.
Tracy Tarry, a parent volunteer, said: “They’ve agreed to open up the auditorium for our show tonight because we have musicians and costume people who can’t make it if we canceled and wanted to add a Sunday show.”
Spokesman Alex Malecki says Kennedy Catholic in Somers will go on with “The Pajama Game” tonight at 7 p.m.
In Irvington, superintendent Kristopher Harrison’s voicemail message regarding the closing of the district’s schools mentioned that the opening night of “Damn Yankees” would not be canceled. The show will go on at 7:30 p.m., director Diana Selenow said.
“Peter Pan” will fly into Pleasantville High School tonight. The show will go on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Briarcliff schools were closed today, but director Ian Driver says Harold Hill will still roll into River City, Iowa, on the Rock Island line for opening night Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The curtain will open on Byram Hills’ production of “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. Friday.