Arts & Entertainment

Scenes from Ridge HS Cabaret: Talent on Stage

Seniors Will Bordiuk and Owen McKenna singing "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from "Kiss Me Kate." Credits: By Betsy Bacot Aigner
Senior Emily Kopchains sings the show's "signature song," "Cabaret", from the musical of the same name at this year's Ridge Cabaret. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Full Cabaret 2017 cast wraps up opening song, "Oh, the Things You Can Think," from the musical "Seussical," with senior Thomas Mazumder as "The Cat." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
he cast of Cabaret during their performance of "The Nicest Kids in Town" from "Hairspray." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Junior Emma Marsters singing "Almost There" from "The Princess and the Pea" Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"The Time of Your Life," the annual all-cast song, was a tribute to the graduating Ridge Class of 2017. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
The Guys of the Concert Choir perform "Officer Krupke" from the musical "West Side Story." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Members of the "All Girls" performance of "Welcome to the 60's" from "Hairspray" Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Rahul Mirchandani and Kikhil Akenapalli sing "Glory" from "Selma." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
During the "All Guys" performance of "Seize the Day" from "Newsies." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
All the girls of the Cabaret cast perform "It's a Hardknock Life" from "Annie." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Junior Hannah Peterson and Senior Madeline Wong perform "Who Will Love Me As I Am" from "SideShow." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"It's De-Lovely" from "Anything Goes" performed by seniors Timmy Morrow and Paige Smyth. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Seniors Dan O'Sullivan and Sydney Vollmar singing "People Will Say We're In Love," from "Oklahoma." Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
"Friendship" from "Anything Goes" was performed by seniors Spencer Krell and Catherine Pankow. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
Senior Ellie McCarthy sings "Lost Stars" from the show "Begin Again," accompanied by Dan O'Sullivan on guitar. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Each spring, Ridge High School students sing and dance their heart out on stage in their own version of Cabaret staged at the Performing Arts Center.

The Broadway numbers were chosen, choreographed and performed by students, under the direction of Ridge Choral Director Barbara Retzko.

Cabaret auditions were open to anyone wanted to perform musical theater, according to the Ridge High School news, The Devil's Advocate. Almost everyone in Cabaret performed in multiple pieces: girls’ group numbers, boys’ group numbers, solos, and full cast numbers were part of a full evening, according to The Devil's Advocate. 

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The cast included 72 choir students.

The Ridge Cabaret was held on the evening March 15 even after snow had closed school for the day.


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