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The Curtain Has Closed

Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who came to this years theatrical spectacular, On the Town.  Yesterday capped a 4 day run that took months of preparation and hard work by students, parents, teachers, and countless others.  On Sunday the Kennedy Catholic community celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirt, followed by a delicious brunch in the Lake View room, and wrapped up the afternoon with an outstanding 3 pm matinee performance.

By the way… anyone who attended the Thursday and Sunday performance was graced by a special guest appearance by Mr. Matthew Tieber.

Dear Seniors:

Please know that it has been a pleasure to see your talents progress throughout the years.  You have left something very special behind with the underclassmen… something that will live on. As I watched you last night take your final bows on the stage in the Kennedy Catholic auditorium, I could not help think of some of the amazing experiences you are about to encounter.

Dear Mrs. Wilhelm-Boston:

Congratulations on a successful event.  It is evident that the production was a huge success by the seamless performances of the actors and the flawless transitions of the stage crew; a sentiment reiterated by Father Mark Vaillancourt in his closing speech.

 

To Every Parent, Teacher, Student, Friend, and other who helped Make On The Town a hugh success:

There are too many people to thank, many were highlighted by Father Mark and by Tony Ruperto.  Please know that your efforts did not go unnoticed.

Here are a few of the images from the performance.  You may see more HERE

 

 

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ON THE TOWN – Cast Interviews

Kennedy Catholic Players give cast interviews for “On The Town”

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ON THE TOWN: Opening Tomorrow!!!

Clarification – THE PLAY OPENS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Jacob Bergmeier Photographer

“On The Town” is one of the most energetic Broadway musicals, a story full of youth and optimism written for a time when World War II held the global mindset hostage.  It was also the basis for landmark Hollywood musicals, starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly when it was first released in 1949.

“On The Town” follows three sailors through the streets of Manhattan as they try to find the poster girl, Ivy (played by Jena Lynne DiFrisco ’12 of Patterson), with whom one of them, Gabey (played by Nico Van Den Bergh ’11 of Yorktown) has fallen in love.

Upbeat and highly entertaining, “On The Town” features songs such as the iconic “New York, New York” that make everyone want to sing along.  It was our choice this year because it truly is a show for young people, as the sailors and girls the Kennedy Catholic Players portray are almost the same age as the actors themselves.

I performed one of the leading roles, Hildy, at the Volkstheater Rostock in my native Germany, and was able to use my past experience to help our two leads, Kim Galaraga ’11 of Carmel and Sabrina Shallo-Surace ’14 of Brewster, better their performance for that part.  Mostly, I’ve tried to share my excitement for these characters and this show with the entire cast.  And they, in turn, have poured their own hearts and souls into this production.

Kennedy Catholic Players presents

On The Town

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 11, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m. (12:30 Mass and Brunch)

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors in advance, or $20 and $15, respectively, at the door.  Reservations for the Sunday Brunch are an additional $15.  Seats can be reserved by calling (914) 232-5061 Ext. 226 or e-mailing onthetown@kennedycatholic.org.

 

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‘Town’ Meeting Saturday @ Noon

Kennedy Players Drama Club

"On The Town" March 10 - 13

“On The Town”, that is.  Saturday there will be a meeting for all parents interested in helping the Kennedy Catholic Players with their spring production of “On The Town”.  We will meet at 12 p.m. in the Library for no more than an hour, as rehearsal begins promptly at noon.  Please consider joining our students out “On The Town”.  Here are some areas where your talents are needed:

  • Drama Mamas – coordinate all show fundraising efforts
  • Box Office – record and process all ticket orders
  • Concessions – coordinate the donations, sale and staffing of the Concession Stand for all performances
  • Publicity – help spread the word about the play (church bulletins, local store postings, business offices, Web listings, etc.)
  • Cast Party/Hell Week – coordinate dinners for the cast and crew during Hell Week (i.e. week leading up to the show), as well as a cast party following the closing performance and striking of the set

Please bring your ideas on Saturday!