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March 8, 2019 - 3:06pm
 
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Pembroke High School Theatre Arts Department presents the comedy musical spoof "Monty Python's Spamalot" tonight at 7:30, with two performances on Saturday as well, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Come watch Monty Python's musical adapted from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." It is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend.
 
The setting: England 932 A.D. -- A Kingdom divided. To the West the Anglo-Saxons, to the East the French. Above -- nothing but Celts and some people from Scotland. In Gwynned, Powys, and Dyfed -- the Plague. In the kingdoms of Wessex, Sussex, Essex and Kent -- you guessed it, more Plague. In Mercia and the two Anglias -- alas, Plague.
 
The plot: With a 50-percent chance of pestilence and famine coming out of the Northeast at 12 mph. Legend tells us of an extraordinary leader, who arose from the chaos, to unite a troubled kingdom. A man with a vision who gathered Knights together in a Holy Quest. This man was Arthur, King of the Britons. For this was England!
 
"Monty Python's Spamalot" (This show has a suggested rating of PG-13.) in the auditorium, 8750 Alleghany Road, Corfu:
  • Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.pembrokemusicals.com 
 
Presale tickets are $7 and $9.
Tickets at the door are $8 and $10.
 
March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, bergen, Byron-Bergen High School, news, musical, Annie.

Press release:

Byron-Bergen High School presents the spring musical "Annie," opening at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

This rags-to-riches tale features the music and acting talents of: Molly Belknap, Jack Benstead, Sarah Bleiler, Justine Bloom, Shelby Bridge, Stephanie Buell, Fiona Burke, Dominick Butz, Caleb Calhoun, Hailey Canfield, Caris Carlson, Hannah Catalino, Emily Chaback, Destiny Colon, Sadie Cook, Jacey Donahue, Jeremy Donahue, Serenity Donahue, Kendan Dressler, Josh Fleming, Sara Fraser, Aurora Hiscutt, Jason Hoehn, Kelly Ireland, Sage Johnson, Callista Kinkelaar, Aiden Kulikowski, Naomi Mathias, Courtney Pakusch, Libby Piper, Alexandria Schuck, Chloe Shuskey, Deacon Smith, Isabelle Stevens, Nicole Stone, Alayna Streeter, Hannah VanSkiver, and Lexi Vurraro.

Erin Parnapy, Coltin Henry, and Suzanne Scholand provide stage and set management.

Direction and musical direction is by Laurence Tallman. Special Byron-Bergen staff cameos by Karen Tischer and Peter Spence.

There will also be performances at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 in the Jr/Sr High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance in the High School Main Office during school hours, or at the door.

This show is presented with special arrangements with, and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theater International (MTI).

Photos courtesy of Gretchen Spittler.

November 8, 2018 - 5:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in alexander hs, musical, arts, entertainment, news, alexander.

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The theater and music departments of Alexander High School will perform "Guys and Dolls" this weekend.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday.

Tickets are $9, or $10 at the door. Students, seniors, and veterans can purchase tickets for $7 or $8 at the door. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Directors and crew:

  • Director, Kate Schrodt
  • Music Director, Mark Hoerbelt
  • Pit Conductor, Rachel Clark
  • Set Design/Builders, Jeff Houseknecht & Ethan Schrodt
  • Choreographer, Mary Loliger
  • Costumer, Loretta Stratton
  • Sound Technician, Trinity Reynolds
  • Light Technician/Stage Manager, Hunter Doran

The Cast: 

  • Nathan Detroit, Carson Daley
  • Miss Adelaide, Alyssa Lafferty
  • Sky Masterson, Nick Allen
  • Sarah Brown, Lydia Daley Nicely-Nicely, Nolan Quackenbush
  • Benny Southwest, Connlan Hotnich
  • Rusty Charlie, Shawn Calmes
  • Harry the Horse, Bradley Caudill
  • Lt. Brannigan, Kylie Shillea
  • Angie the Ox/Joey Biltmore's Voice, Ethan
  • Stroud Big Jule, Jake Day
  • General Cartwight, Kasey Smith Arvide,
  • Holly Ulrich Waitress/Actress, Erin Hess
  • Hot Box Dancers: Allison, Paige Sikorski Ferguson, Julia Francis Vernon, Emma Cline, Mimi, Emma Ferraro
  • Mission Band: Leanne Dolph, Jasmine Wessel. Morgan Burns, Sara Chase, Kathryn McClellan, Olivia Burkhardt, Mercades Koschara, Hailey Szczygiel

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March 8, 2018 - 7:49am
posted by Steve Ognibene in Oakfield Alabama, musical, theater, steve ognibene's blog.

Press release:

Oakfield Alabama Central School drama club presents "The Sound of Music" tonight at 7 p.m. with two shows also tomorrow night at 7 and Saturday at noon.

Tickets are Adults $8, students $6 and are available from any cast member or by calling 948-5211, ext. 4515.

Presented through R&H Theatricals.

Any questions contact, Advisor and Director Wendy Bergman at:  [email protected]  

Details are on the school website here.

March 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
posted by laurie napoleone in pembroke high school, musical, Mary Poppins, Elisha Muir.

Elisha Muir will be playing the key role of chimney sweep Bert in the classic musical "Mary Poppins" later this week at Pembroke School. Though Elisha is no stranger to the stage -- he has been in a number of Pembroke productions as well as Batavia Players -- this will be sort of a new experience for him.

Last summer he went suddenly and profoundly deaf, possibly due to a virus. He's since been on a remarkable journey -- diagnosis, surgery, learning, re-learning and preparing for his role.

He will be hearing with new ears, so to speak, made possible with surgical implants. The result is sure to delight the listening audience, starting Thursday night.

In early August last year, Elisha was working when he felt “off balance” and was diagnosed with vertigo. This dizziness progressed and with it he started to experience hearing loss -- first in the right ear, then in the left. In a few short weeks, just prior to the start of his senior year, Elisha was deaf.

He had been to a number of physicians and they are theorizing that a virus found its way into the cochlea, which led to a condition known as vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis.

“They think this is what happened but the doctors really don’t know," he said.

The start of the school year posed a challenge and Elisha had to change his course schedule and missed some class time due to numerous appointments and surgery. Elisha could have opted to be home tutored while going through this, but chose to continue in school making changes as necessary. Jody Benatovich, Elisha’s mother, credited Pembroke School in promptly assisting Elisha with necessary accommodations.

In October, only a month after the start of school and a day before his 18th birthday, Elisha underwent surgery and received bilateral cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps to create sound and makes it possible for the wearer to hear again. A microphone, worn behind the ear picks up the sound and sends a message to a speech processor, which is worn on the body. This then changes the sound into information that gets transmitted via the implant to the brain.

At first, Elisha said “that all sound came in at once…I had and continue to practice listening in different environments."

In November, Elisha auditioned for "Mary Poppins" despite his inability to hear himself sing.

“Singing without hearing, is like driving without your eyes," he said.

With the help of his music director, Dan Reisdorf, Elisha has been preparing to play the role of the loveable character Bert in the upcoming play. Residorf used special music education techniques (i.e. solfege, audiation) to assist Elisha when he had lost his hearing.  

The most amazing thing about Elisha is his attitude about this significant and swift change in his life.

“It is something that 'is', not something that has to be overcome," Elisha said, matter-of-factly. "It’s a different fork in the road.”

He continues to make progress and is making plans to study anthropology after graduation. He's looking at University of  Buffalo or Rochester Institute of Technology (National Institute for the Deaf). His mom said he has maintained a good attitude throughout this ordeal, which has been inspirational for both her and Elisha’s sister.

“Elisha’s ability to maintain his sense of humor and strong work ethic throughout his senior year has been impressive and admirable," Reisdorf said.

As Elisha takes the stage for the first time fitted with his cochlear implants, listening and feeling rhythmically for his cues, he will be joined by a talented cast.

The leading lady is Harmony Bordinaro, who has the title role of Mary Poppins. Harmony participated in the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) for Musical Theatre and was an alto in the NYSSMA All-State Chorus this past December. Her plan is to major in Musical Theater in Florida.

Matthew Kowalski, who plays Mr. George Banks, appeared in last year's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as Jimmy Smith. Matthew plans to attend college for music composition.

Emilee Houseknecht, who impressed the audience last year as the lead character Millie Dillmount, returns as the wonderful Mrs. Winnifred Banks.

Jane and Michael Banks are being played by seventh-graders Brianna Warrant and Michael Pfenninger, newcomers who have stepped into their roles beautifully. Juniors Alison Reiner (Mrs. Brill) Greg Pelkey (Robertson Ay) and Quinn Audsley (Miss Andrew) bring new characters to life from the original book by P.L. Travers.

"Mary Poppins" runs March 5th, 6th and 7th at 7:30 p.m. with an added matinee at 2 p.m. on March 7. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults and can be purchased at www.pembrokemusicals.com.

January 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
posted by Michelle Case in cats, elba, Drama, club, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
February 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to February 21, 2015 - 10:00pm

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot

February 20th & 21st, 2015

7:00pm

Elba Central School Auditorium

57 South Main St., Elba

Tickets:

$6 students/seniors

$8 adults

Available in the District Office during school hours or at the door on show nights

Information: (585) 757-9967

February 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
posted by Michelle Case in elba, musical, drama club.
Event Date and Time: 
February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to February 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

February 21st and 22nd

7 pm

ECS Auditorium

57 South Main Street, Elba

Tickets: $6 student/senior   $8 adult

Available in District Office or at the door on show nights

Info: (585) 757-9967

February 26, 2013 - 10:11am
posted by Cathy DeBellis in play, theatre, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
May 2, 2013 - 7:30pm to May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Join us for an entrancing musical based on the 18th century comedy by Pierre Marivaux and the book by James Magruder featuring a young princess trying to win the love of an exiled prince, while she ensnares two others.  In the end, all see the triumph of love.  Performances @ 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday-Saturday May 2-4 with a Sunday matinee May 5th @ 2 p.m.  Tickets: $8/$5/$3  Tickets available online at [email protected], by phone 345-6814 or in person at the GCC Center for the Arts Box Office.

February 13, 2013 - 1:26pm
posted by Jamie VanWyngaarden in Le Roy, musical, wolcott street school.

The sixth-grade students of Wolcott Street School in Le Roy will be performing "The Jungle Book" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Unique to the Le Roy elementary school, the annual sixth-grade musical is an opportunity for its students to showcase their musical, acting and artistic talent.

This year, 63 students auditioned for various roles in the production, with opportunities made for all.

The stage will be colored by the various characters of the storyline, both human and animal alike.

In addition to acting, students are responsible for creating the set, props and costumes.

With only six weeks of rehearsals, “This is the shortest amount of time I have prepared a musical and the students are doing a fantastic job!” musical director Jessa Dechant said.

She is joined by Andrea Feola, who has been the assistant director for the fourth year in a row.

Several other teachers are also providing support to the production by filling in various roles such as lighting and sound.

The Le Roy PTSO and Le Roy Music Boosters will be doing the hair and makeup for the performance.

Also, several Le Roy JR/SR High School students are volunteering their time as backstage crew.

In addition to the 45 minute show, the school is hosting a food drive the night of the production to benefit local food pantries.

The food drive and the musical became a team two years ago when Disney’s "Cinderella KIDS" was on stage at the school. Its goal was to provide a way to give back to the community.

The idea stuck and has become a yearly tradition as a way to do something nice for those in need within Le Roy.

Donations of nonperishable food items can be brought Thursday evening and will be collected at the door.

This event is open to the community. No tickets are necessary.

February 19, 2012 - 1:50pm
posted by Amy Vlack in theater, school, elba, Drama, High School Musical, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
February 24, 2012 - 7:00pm to February 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

The ECS Drama Club presents The Music Man, February 24 and February 25 @ 7:00 each night.  Cost is $6.00 for seniors and students, $8.00 for adults.

Elba Central School Auditorium

November 13, 2011 - 6:55pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in alexander, musical, Dr. Seuss.

On Friday and Saturday, the Alexander PTA presented its 25th annual production featurning fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders in the Music Theatre International production of "Seussical Jr. -- The Musical."

Under the direction of Kathy Weil (Music Director Suzanne Perry, Choreographer Bethany Anderson) the children welcomed theater-goers to a colorful, fast-paced adventure.

We met Horton the Elephant and the cohabitants of this Seussical fantasy!

The night required only one thing...

Your imagination! ... or in Seuss's words: "the thinks you can think"!

Other pictures from the event can be found here.

February 18, 2011 - 10:11pm
posted by Amy Vlack in music, elba, Drama, fun, musical, tickets, dancing.
Event Date and Time: 
February 25, 2011 - 7:00pm to February 26, 2011 - 7:00pm
The Elba Central School Drama club is proud to present their performance of the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Performances are Friday, Feb.25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 beginning at 7:00 pm each night in the Elba Central School Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and Senior citizens, $8 for adults. Tickets are available at the Elba Central School District Office or at the door the night of the performances. Come for an evening of entertainment.
August 18, 2010 - 8:43pm
posted by Loren Penman in Batavia Players, youth, play, theatre, musical.

 Don't miss this great show -- here's the link to a teaser on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/PenguinMultimedia#p/a/u/0/RJ4w7r5l964

August 17, 2010 - 12:22am
posted by Loren Penman in Batavia Players, theater, youth, play, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
August 20, 2010 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

 DON'T MISS IT!  THREE NIGHTS ONLY!

Batavia Players 2010 Summer Youth Theatre Production of

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 19, 20 and 21, 2010

7:30 PM in the Batavia High School Auditorium

Tickets available online at www.showtix4u.com

$10.00 ($8.00 for students/senior citizens)

 
August 17, 2010 - 12:18am
posted by Loren Penman in Batavia Players, theater, events, youth, play, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
August 19, 2010 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

DON'T MISS IT!  THREE NIGHTS ONLY!

Batavia Players 2010 Summer Youth Theatre Production of

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 19, 20 and 21, 2010

7:30 PM in the Batavia High School Auditorium

Tickets available online at www.showtix4u.com

$10.00 ($8.00 for students/senior citizens)

March 4, 2010 - 1:50pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in theater, events, musical.
Event Date and Time: 
March 5, 2010 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Batavia High School's 2010 musical performance will be 'Once Upon a Mattress."

It is a Broadway musical/comedy adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Princess and the Pea."

Showtimes are March 5 at 7 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the BHS auditorium, 260 State St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

Tickets for reserved seating can be purchased in the BHS main office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Please contact BHS at 343-2480, Ext. 2000 for more information.

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