Tag: Jack Goodman

Centennial’s Hello Dolly!

Words: Zach Grossman

Centennial’s production of Hello Dolly! began on Thursday, March 23, and continued until Sunday, March 26.

In this year’s play, many returning faces were seen on stage, as well as many new actors and actresses. Hello Dolly! is about a matchmaker named Dolly Levi, played by senior Minnie Gregorini, who enjoys meddling in other people’s lives, which results in three couples being matched together. Among the three couples matched was Dolly herself. Some of the other characters were Ambrose, Horace, Emergrade, Corenelius, Barnaby, and Minnie Day were played by seniors Jun Lee, Jack Goodman, Mevie Henderson, Miguel Fernandez, sophomore Noah Katz, and junior Carolina Requejo, respectively. Irene was played by senior Emily Erle on the Thursday and Saturday performances and senior Ally Wilson on the Friday and Sunday performances.

As always, the theatre department put on a spectacular and entertaining performance every night.

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan

Awkward’s Final Performance of the 2015-2016 School Year

Words: Caroline Chu

On Monday, April 18, Awkward, Centennial High School’s improvisation group, held its last performance of the year. The event started at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 7:00 p.m.

The Awkward team performed fan favorites, “Surprise Lines” and “Party Quirks.”

Junior Jack Goodman acted as Kim Kardashian in “Party Quirks.” In the game “Surprise Lines,” junior Owen Marcinek and senior Zak Starry pretended to be sisters fighting over a hairbrush.

Junior Maddie Caldis said, “I have been [in] the troupe since my freshman year and this is the largest the team has ever been. With fifteen people, it is amazing to see how wide the variety and talents are.”

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Words: Diana Cagas

This weekend was a big moment for Centennial’s theatre program. On March 17-20, the school’s auditorium was illuminated with colorful beams of light and the stage was decorated with amazing set designs as the theatre department performed The Drowsy Chaperone.

Centennial theatre does an excellent job when it comes to engaging an audience with its best quality of work, especially when the cast and crew put in an endless amount of effort to rehearsals.

Not only did the show include live music from some of Centennial’s best musicians, but the musical also featured jaw-dropping choreography.

In the third musical number titled “Cold Feets”, Robert Martin, the male lead played by sophomore Steven Mitchell, sang about having the jitters on his wedding night. Moments later, Mitchell was joined onstage by senior Eddy Choe, who played George, Robert’s best man. Both actors sang and tap danced, but that was not the best part. What seemed to impress the audience was when both Mitchell and Choe started on the left side of the stage and took turns carrying each other in flips until they ended up on the other side. After this moment happened, the auditorium was filled with parents and children saying “Wow!”

It is always a great thing to see the actors having a grand time on stage. Throughout the show, the audience was in awe at how amazing the roles fit each actor.

The Drowsy Chaperone could not have portrayed itself as “a pu-pu platter of tunes” if it weren’t for senior Kevin Costello and junior Jack Goodman’s pastry puns, senior Grace Nardei’s hysterical spit-takes on freshman Colton Smith, junior Minnie Gregorini and sophomore Sydney Grossman’s vexing yet hilarious role as Kitty, junior Maddie Caldis’ fitting personality for playing the drowsy chaperone, sophomore Ethan Kinstler and senior Nina Parekh’s outstanding narration as the Man in Chair, the 50+ background singers as the staff and guests of the wedding, the pit band, the background producers, and of course Kathryn Carlsen, the show’s director.

The musical also featured some first time leads, including Mitchell playing the fiancé of senior Stephanie Crispell’s character, Janet Van De Graaff, and junior Jun Lee portraying his role as Feldzieg.

The show had a total of four productions, and a long-lasting applause was held at opening night on Thursday, March 17. It truly was a wonderful performance by all who contributed in Centennial’s spring musical.

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan.

Centennial Music Program Well Represented

Please congratulate:

The following choir students have been accepted into the Maryland All State Senior Chorus. They will perform in Baltimore in February:

Jack Goodman, Duo Hong, John Hunter, Daniel Kelly, Darrien Yu, Taruna Emani, Juhi Dwivedi, Grace Nardei, Cecilia Hsu, Rachel Jacob

The following students have been accepted into the All Eastern Honors Choir, which is made of students from states across the East Coast. Maryland only makes up 6% of the choir, and 3 of that 6% comes from Centennial. Students received top audition scores in their All State audition and must be a current and past member of the Maryland All State Chorus to be nominated and accepted.

Rachel Jacob, Cecilia Hsu and Daniel Kelly

Information provided by Jessica Cummings

The following 9th grade students have been selected for 2015 Maryland Jr. All State Orchestra!
Jisoo Choi Viola
Peter Ho Cello
Steven Hu Viola
Angela Kou Violin
Nicole Lee Violin
Alice Lin Violin
Nicole Meister Violin
Courtney Tse Violin
The following students were selected to the 2015 All-Eastern Orchestra. These students will be participating in a high caliber orchestra, consisting of the very best student musicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. Kudos to these students and their impressive achievement!
Alice Kuan 11th grade
Cello
Hannah Lee 12th grade
Violin
Justin Lidard 11th grade
Bass
Information provided by Allen Leung