Damn Yankees! Takes the Stage for the Millburn Middle School Musical, April 23, 24 and 25

This year's spring musical at Millburn Middle School is "Damn Yankees!" A total of 93 students will be involved in presenting this popular production in the Middle School auditorium on April 23, 24, & 25.

The curtain rises on Friday evening, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday's show, on April 24 is also at 7:00 p.m.. A Sunday matinee will be presented at 1 p.m. on April 25. Tickets for reserved seating are $14.00 and may be purchased at the door. All are welcome.

The student/faculty cast features:
 
JOE BOYD……….....…….…………..….………..................Mr. John Rogers
MEG BOYD……………………………….……………..…….Eleanor Konrad
MR. APPLEGATE………………..……………….…………..Chase Harrison
SISTER…………………………….…………………….…….Anya Parker-Lentz
DORIS……………………………..…………...………………Daniela Kaplun
JOE HARDY…………….………………………..……….…..Jack Lindberg
HENRY……………………….…………...……….…………..Matt Garawitz
SOHOVIK………………………….……………………...…...Carrick Irwin
SMOKEY…………………………………….…..………….…Leonard Santos
LINVILLE / "Who's Got the Pain" Duet w/ Lola……….……Jake Butter
VAN BUREN……………………………………..….…….….Andrew Singer
ROCKY………………………………………………….……..Matthew Jentis
GLORIA THORPE……….…………..………….….……...…Jillian Berkowitz
LYNCH…………………………………………….…..……….Alexandra Russell
WELCH………..………….………………..……….………….Sarah Kessler
LOLA...………………………………..………………………..Chi-Chi Schneider
LOWE………………………………….………….…..………Griffin Schwab
MICKEY…………………………………………………...….Jake Gluckman
MISS WESTON……….….………………………………….Cameron Harris
 

Featured dancers are: Anna Curtis, Fiona R. Kirkland, Brittany Stern, Nora Cunningham, Elizabeth Chambers, Gwyn Haertel, Bradley Bunn, and Amanda Lewton.

The following students add their talents to the chorus:
 
6th graders:
Joshua Bergman
Jackie Blair
Katie Brosnan
Kelsea Brown
Emory Bunn
Sam Dantowitz
Max Eagle
Shazeb Fahim
Sofia Fernandez-Poyatos
Elizabeth Gray
Laina Haymes
Jarrod Irwin
Sarah Jordan
Elizabeth Kuiken
Carly Mazer
Jack Mirsky
Samantha Plummer
Rachel J. Rubinstein
Claire Singer
 
7th graders:
Rebecca Cooper
Julia Draper
Ilina Ghosh
Mary Hetherington
Kent Hubert
Srujana Sinha
Alec Wolf
 
8th Graders:
Alexandra Bass
Ashley Dasti
Abigail Dessart
Sarah Fiegelman
Nicole LaChance
Gabby Marcus
Cynthia Mustafa
Hannah Perkins
Amanda Prager
Aanchal Sahay
Sarah Sherman
Julia Truitt
Lauren Wenslau.

Working behind the scenes on stage crew are Michelle Belgrod, Emily DelGreco, Abigail Diecidue, Max Feigelman, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Krystan George, Julie Gould, Tinna Guo, Arom Kim, Andrew Lama, James O'Neil, Lauren Rosenberg, Raven Ruiz, Ben Schmidt, Michael Trofimov, Jirassaya Uttarapong, Tai Walker, Mark Wang, and Lisa Woolfson. Stage managers are Ian Jaffe and Pearce Ropion. Michael Bialer, Peter Bialer, Kevin Hung, Christopher Inglese, Andrew Kiselk, and Kunal Palawat handle sound and lighting duties under the supervision of Mr. Bob Manley.

Mr. Mark Oppel directs and choreographs, and Ms. Susan Cicenia and Mr. Dominick Pisa are production co-coordinators. The musical director for this production is Mr. David Huneryager who will also conduct the orchestra. The set has been constructed by Mr. Rick Cimino with assistance in set design from the students of the stage crew. Ms. Claudia Sohr completed scenic detailing and Ms. Roseann Keenan supervised costuming. Mrs. Zsuzsanna Michael is in charge of ticket sales and refreshments.

One highlight of this year's show is the role of Joe Boyd being played by Mr. John Rogers, guidance coordinator, who has appeared in more than 20 musicals in his 38 years at MMS.