“Shrek the Musical,” which opens at Brewster High School this week, is essentially a buddy musical with the unlikeliest of buddies. There’s Shrek the green ogre, played by senior Andrew Gordon, his (unrequested but insistent) sidekick, Donkey, played by junior Janet Bergquist, and Princess Fiona, a royal with a secret,... Read More →
The day I dropped in at Brewster High School, they were working on high-energy number called “Ugg-a-Wugg,” in which the native princess Tiger Lily joins forces with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. It’s a showstopping force of nature, with drumsticks and kettle drums and kids flying all over the… Read More →
Got a note from director Richie Grasso at Brewster High School: “Tonight’s (Thursday March 7th) performance of “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING” is canceled due to weather. Performances are Friday March 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday March 9th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets from… Read More →
At 16, Brewster High School sophomore Laura Lopez has already had two careers. For seven years, she was a professional figure skater, practicing early every morning and every night and traveling to competitions. Last year, she switched to competitive ballroom dancing and reached the silver level, no small achievement. Lopez… Read More →
Updated: An earlier post reported the airing date of tomorrow. Then NBC moved the airing to Friday. Set your DVRs for the “Today” Friday morning to catch the Brewster High School band taking part in a surprise wedding proposal. Band director George Viglucci tells me the event was filmed in… Read More →
Ghosts abound in “The Secret Garden” — the musical adaptation of the much-loved Frances Hodgson Burnett story about a girl, a boy and a garden that is reborn — on stage this week at Brewster High School. The company includes Robert Rodriguez, who plays the haunted hunchback Archibald Craven. “He… Read More →
The kids at Brewster High School are working on their accents and their songs, preparing to bring the story of “The Secret Garden” to the stage. Here’s the Running Lines video I shot on Friday.
Nice to hear from 2008 Brewster High graduate Richie Grasso that BHS’s Theatre Alumni will be presenting the funny “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” next weekend. Performances are at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 at JFK Elementary School, 31 Foggintown Road. The “Bee” — which is not appropriate… Read More →