Words: Maggie Ju
On Saturday, October 14, Centennial’s Theatre alumni and current students will present the “Red, White, and Blue Musical Revue” at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. Under the direction of Kurt Boehm, Berta Sabrio, Kathryn Carlsen, and Holly Pasciullo, the cast will be performing musical numbers from past shows to celebrate 40 years of Centennial’s theatrical excellence.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults. Staff members can receive two complimentary tickets at the door.
Carlsen stated that some alumni have performed on Broadway and appeared in major motion pictures. The alumni featured in the revue are Melissa Corona (Class of 1997), Anne Marie Demme (2015), Jeremy Goldman (1996), Danielle Kalivretenos (2016), Eddie Lovern (2004), Jeff Miller (2011), Nina Parekh (2015), Katharine Pembroke (2004), Alex Porter (1980), Allie Press (2011), Melanie (2001) and Whitney (2004) St. Ours, Danny Townsend (2006), Anna Turpin (2003), and Melinda Wise (2003). Mo Dutterer, Centennial’s first theatre teacher, will also make an appearance.
The current student ensemble will perform in “Magic to Do” from Pippin, “Comedy Tonight” from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” from Seussical, and “Lullaby of Broadway” from 42nd Street. The students featured are Ifechukwu Alachebe, Allison Brown, Kai Daley, Sydney Grossman, Noah Katz, Ethan Kinstler, Cole Lashley, Ilana Mongilio, Kieran Newell, Sabrina Ochoa, Caroline Pekrul, Akhil Pramanik, Julia Stitely, Lauren Wei, William Qu, and Abby Zoller-Griz.
This is the first musical revue in Carlsen’s 14 years at this school. She said, “We have such an incredible theatre program here that I jumped at the chance to honor it and its many illustrious alumni who have gone on to perform on stage or in front of the camera. We are incredibly lucky to have the amazing talent and hard working students that we do.”
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