Last year, Ben DeMarco played the lovably joyful Snoopy in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a character who could be found in his Sopwith Camel, looking down on the fields below. This year, the 16-year-old Rye High School junior is playing an animal of an entirely different stripe: The… Read More →
John Arenas and Grace Dowling in Rye High School’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Photo by Carucha Meuse/The Journal News. Theater kids keep busy at Rye High School, with a fall play, a winter musical, a spring musical, a spring play and “Senior Scenes,” directed by soon-to-be graduates. To… Read More →
Thanks to director Peter Green and the cast and crew of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Rye High School. Here’s a glimpse of rehearsal, through the lens of Carucha Meuse of The Journal News/Lohud.com.
Self-described ‘yerds’ at Rye and Suffern craft award-winning annuals (The top editors at Suffern’s Panorama yearbook, from left: Lior Gensler (photo); Sarah Griffin (business); Nicole Haubner (design) and editor-in-chief Nora Patwell in the classroom where the award-winning annual takes shape. Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) When Suffern’s Nora Patwell… Read More →
Two high-school yearbooks in our area — Suffern and Rye — have the distinction of earning silver crown awards from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association, a Columbia University-affiliated awards group that critiques yearbooks, newspapers, magazines and websites.
Most schools would be proud to produce one musical each spring. Rye is not most high schools, and this week presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” a month after “Pippin” took to the stage on Parsons Street. “Little Shop,” directed by Peter Green, is the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman doo-wop musical about… Read More →
Five shows on local stages this week. Here are profiles from four of them. Decisions, decisions. *** Rob Keller, an 18-year-old senior at Rye High School, sees Pippin — his character in the musical of the same name, on stage this weekend — as a man who wants to be… Read More →
Dropped in at Rye High School yesterday to find the students really getting into character in “Pippin,” the Stephen Schwartz musical about Charlemagne’s son who is out to find his way in the world, his “corner of the sky.” Here’s the video I shot of a few of the kids,… Read More →
Got an email from the irrepressible John Gwardyak, the director at Eastchester High School who does tons of set work all across the region. He could use some help. He’s working with Mike Limone at Rye H.S. on Rye’s fall production of “Our Town.” John writes: “I’m searching for a… Read More →
Mike Limone, Rye High School
White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Conservatory youth theater presents “Sweet Charity,” this weekend, with performances at 8 p.m. March 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. March 6. The cast ranges in age from 13 to 25 and is led by director Jeremy Quinn, with choreography by Linda Duci and musical… Read More →
In the midst of a discussion about the treatment of gays in America, two Lower Hudson Valley high schools will stage “The Laramie Project,” a play about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. Rye High School presents the drama this weekend, with a cast of 47 that includes students, 16… Read More →