HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Drama Club presented a special afternoon matinee for senior citizens of this year's play, "The Jungle Book," by Rudyard Kipling.

Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, December 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Kiefer Auditorium at the high school. Tickets are $ for Adults, $5 for Students and available at the door.

This year's play is under the direction of second-year teacher Paula Jacobs, who has over 20 years of teaching and performing arts experience.  Jacobs welcomed the audience to the afternoon show. She explained that each performance of "The Jungle Book" is different, whether it be a play, movie, or musical, based on which of the Mowgli Stories is selected. She also noted that rehearsals had begun in September, and that high school students in her Theater Production/Performance Classes assisted with costumes, hair/make up and scenic design.

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Cast

RUDYARD KIPLING (A SCHOOLBOY) - Daniel Sickels
MOWGLI (A WOLF BOY) - Silvia Andrade
FIELDING (A SCHOOL BOY) - Kyle Karwoski
SHERE KHAN (A TIGER) - Alyssa Riedweg
HANLEY (A SCHOOL BOY) - Brandon Ochoa
TABAQUI (A JACKAL) - Jaelyn Karwoski
HEADMASTER PRICE - Paige Sonzogni
AKELA (LEADER OF THE WOLVES) - Brandon Karwoski
WILLIES (A CHAPLAIN) - Annaliese St. Surin
BAGHEERA (A PANTHER) - Samaia Singh
PROFESSOR CROFTS (AN ENGLISH TEACHER) - Samantha Robinson
BALOO (A BEAR) - Tyler Cappadona 
MOTHER WOLF (AKELA’S MATE) - Madison Natoli
WOLF CUBS -  Cecilia Alvarez, Shanell Coleman, Shaniya Coleman, Leah Kest, Lola Kest, Angelina Rodriguez, Gabriella Rodriguez
KAA (A SNAKE) - Sofia Toledo 
HATHI (AN ELEPHANT)/ELEPHANT DANCER - Emily Oettinger
RANN (A BIRD)/VULTURE DANCER - Sydney Davis
MASSUA, THE OLD WOMAN - Gianna Garcia
DARI, THE YOUNG WOMAN - Brook Xu

Dancers
SNAKE DANCERS - Shanell Coleman, Shaniya Coleman, Leah Kest, Lola Kest
WOLVES/WOLF DANCERS (7th graders) - Wendeline Aquino, Ava Blum, Madison Kata, Lea Lepenica, Angelina Rodriguez, Gabriella Rodriguez
MONKEYS/MONKEY DANCERS (7th graders) - , Alaina Freay, Elina Gijeli, Jadelyn Sisco
ELEPHANT DANCERS (Emily Oettinger and 6th graders: Michael Avila, Sophie Haines, Brielle Landau, Gina Leone, Emma Thomas)
VULTURE DANCERS (Sydney Davis and 6th graders: Kaleigh Bernet, Alyssa Focarino, Gianna Bundrick, Brooke Maddalena, Leila Marcelo, Anasofia Sepulveda

 

High School Stage Crew

Assistant Director: Steven Kelly
Cultural Advisor: Mansoor Ahmed
Musical Accompaniment: Cherlowe-Floyd DeGuzman
Stage Manager: Olivia Myers
Head Choreographer: Jasmin Dotel
Theatrical Advisors: Lea Mendelson, Olivia Myers
Costume and Lighting Director: Nicholas Zarrillo

Stage Crew
Frankie Christie
Spirit Franklin
Dylan Gasser
Elias Gonzalez
Markus Kulik
Mya Loebis
Isabel Lopez
Allie Mallow
Jeffrey Ober
Shannon O’Hare
Elim Reyes
Maria Salmeri
Sahara Serrano
Valeria Yanez

Middle School Stage Crew

7th & 8th Grade:
Sarah Cue
Kailey Perez
Hanana Sheikh
Sara Toscano
Jasmine Williams

6th Grade:
Ryan Barrero
Brandon Coffey
Natalia Cuellar
Siena DeCandia
Natalia Delin
Sara Dolah
Diana Festino
Marcus Kelly
Seher Mahajan
Erik Merolli
William Munoz
Logan Nash
Erin O’Hare
Mahi Patel
Clara Pietri-Muniz
Abigail Roman
Eriel Tocson
Andrew Victori

 

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