Scott Zimmerman has been shepherding musicals at New Rochelle High School for a long spell. For 28 years, he has been collaborating with kids, many of whom are part of the school’s PAVE performing arts curriculum. Visit a rehearsal and you’ll see Zimmerman in conversation with kids. His style is… Read More →
They’re both rebels in leather jackets, but New Rochelle High School junior A.J. Salvaggio, 16, sees one big difference between Danny Zuko — the greaser with a soft spot in “Grease,” whom he played at The Ursuline School — and Jonny Warner, the character he plays in “Zombie Prom” on… Read More →
Thanks to director Scott Zimmerman and musical director David Jutt and the cast and crew of ‘Zombie Prom’ for having us at rehearsal the other day. Here’s a look at rehearsal, through the lens of Journal News photographer Mark Vergari.
Kids at New Rochelle High School get a theatrical workout every year. Some kids arrive for school early and enroll in the PAVE curriculum, earning a special designation on their diplomas. It means more work, but they’re used to that. New Rochelle routinely stages more than its share of shows,... Read More →
“Arsenic and Old Lace’ this weekend The new year brings a new production of an old chestnut at New Rochelle’s Theatre Works. “Arsenic and Old Lace” runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (Jan. 10-12) in the school’s vast Whitney M. Young Auditorium. The wacky story involves two old ladies… Read More →
It had been too long since I’d been to a rehearsal at New Rochelle High School, where Scott Zimmerman and David Jutt guide students through interesting musical after interesting musical — and make what have become regular visits to the American High School Theater Festival in Edinburgh. They don’t do… Read More →
Scott Zimmerman, New Rochelle High School
It takes a lot to get to Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival — and New Rochelle High School’s TheaterWorks kids should know: In August, the high school will send its third cast to the American High School Theater Festival that is part of the Fringe. Theatre Works presented “Hair” in 2003… Read More →