The Millstone Times February 2019

The Millstone Middle School Drama Club Presents Peter Pan SAVE THE DATE MARCH 1 ST & 2 ND By Pam Teel

The Millstone Middle School Drama Club soars to new heights in Peter Pan! They won’t grow up, but they will go up! Drama club students will take flight in the classic Peter Pan at the Millstone Performing Arts Center, on March1 & 2, 2019. The impish Peter and the Darling childrenwill actually fly across the stage during the production, while Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and 61 Pirates, Lost Boys, and Native Americans engage in a musical adventure in Neverland. Peter Pan, played by eighth grader Nicole Rubino, will soar and dance in the air as the eternal boy from Neverland. The Darling children, played by eighth grad- er Gianna Giacolona (Wendy), seventh grader Brayden Reyes (John), and sixth grader Ethan Bailey (Michael), will also take flight after being doused with pixie dust where they will all fly off for an adventure in Neverland. This is where they encounter the unscrupulous Captain Hook, played by seventh grader Mark Cag- netta, and the self-assured Tiger Lily, portrayed by eighth grader, Mikaela Cook. Hook’s trusty sidekick, Mr. Smee (played by seventh grader Aidan McGovern), and the Darling’s housekeeper, Liza (played by sixth grader Kasia Hanulewicz) join in the fun and round out the talented cast. Millstone Middle School’s Eagle Productions Drama Club is directed by theater arts teacher, Lisamarie Cappuz- zo, and her assistant director, language arts teacher Karen Shaffer. The music director, Heather Philhower, is the middle school music teacher. Science teacher Emily Brown is the choreographer. Frank Iglesias, the art teacher and Middle School Art Club advisor, is the set designer. The sets are created by the Millstone Middle School Art Club. Flying By Foy, the world-renowned and widely respected theatrical flying ser- vice, will manage the flying. The company was established in 1957, and present- ly plays a supporting role in five of the shows currently running on Broadway. Foy‘s Flying Directors work with hundreds of school productions, community theaters and civic groups each year. Tickets go on sale February 4, 2019, and can be purchased online at www.mpac. Advance tickets cost $9 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door on performance nights for $10. The Millstone Middle School Student Council is hosting an opportunity to min- gle with some of the characters from Neverland prior to each performance of Peter Pan. The $5entry fee (can be paid at the door) entitles up to four people two ice creams, two “Happy Thoughts” messages to cast members and a photo with Neverland personalities. The Pre-performance ice cream event takes place in the Millstone Middle School cafeteria, from 5:30 until 6:30. Please contact Mike Bo- chiccio for more information. Peter Pan is a musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and music by Morris (Moose) Charlap. Additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and additional music by Jule Styne. It was originally directed, choreographed, and adapted by Jerome Robbins. Peter Pan is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. The middle school children pour their hearts and souls into these productions. Help support them by coming out to see the play on March 1st and 2nd! Every- one is welcomed for a night of entertainment!

Nicole Rubino (Peter Pan), shows the Darling children, Ethan Bailey (Mi- chael), Braydan Reyes (John), and Gianna Giacolona (Wendy) how easy it is to fly during rehearsal for the Millstone Middle School production of Peter Pan.

The Lost Boys surround their leader Peter Pan, played by Nicole Rubino, during their “lessons” in the classic song “I Won’t Grow Up.” The group is rehearsing for the Millstone Middle School production of Peter Pan.


The Millstone Times

February 2019

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