Education

Millburn High School's Limelight Players Present Spring Play

March 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

MILLBURN, NJ - Last Sunday, as Millburn High School veteran Anne Hathaway clenched her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, current members of the Limelight Players (the High School’s Performing Arts group, which Hathaway was also a part of) readied themselves for two major performances of their spring drama, George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You.       

To be performed this weekend, the Pulitzer-prize winning play enacts the story of an American family in the 1930s that deals with problems of love, society, and age, with a quaint sense of humor that is sure to elicit laughs from the audience. Through this process, they ultimately explore a deeper question: How can life be best spent?

Such a meaningful play undoubtedly requires a talented and dedicated cast to explore its theme, and here the Limelight players excel. 

Sign Up for E-News

“My first play has been both a crazy and fun experience for me. Everyone in this cast is so nice, helpful, funny, and talented. We all worked hard and diligently together to get this performance ready. Though it was not all smooth sailing, everything worked out in the end,” said Freshman Jake Gluckman, who plays the part of Tony Kirby.

Along with Jake, the cast includes seniors Rachel Ben-Menachem (Essie Carmichael), Jordana Graifman (Rheba), Christopher McHugh (Ed Carmichael), Max Sauberman (Grandpa), Rebecca Van Voorhees (Penny Sycamore), and Ally Weissenberg (Miriam Kirby); juniors Alec Gevarter (Paul Sycamore), Eleanor Konrad (Alice Sycamore), Nicole LaChance (Grand Duchess Olga Katrina), Aanchal Sahay (Government Agent Jane), Andrew Singer (Anthony Kirby, Sr.) and Charles Zhang (Henderson); sophomores Jillian Berkowitz (Gay Wellington), Lucy Grebin (Government Agent Mal), Leonard Santos (The Man), and Alec Wolf (Donald), and freshman Alex Maron (Mr. DePinna).

While these actors make the characters come alive, there are also numerous challenges backstage that must be met by the crew, which consists of seniors Daniel Miller, Jonas Singer and Nils Sohn; juniors Dani Hilzenrath, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Hannah Geller, Karin Augustin, Natasha Baskin, Devika Kanagaraj and Vera Korenman; and sophomores Polina Pomytkin, Michael Bialer, Andrew Kiselik, Kunal Palawat, and Pearce Ropion.

While the many names make the show seem like an overly large group, the closeness of the Players could not be emphasized more by the cast and crew. Sophomore Leonard Santos, who is participating in his first Limelight play, said, “We are all pretty much family after this fantastic experience.” He may be experiencing what Senior Max Sauberman, who holds the lead role of Grandpa, says is typical of Limelight shows.

“This is my eighth Limelight production, and with every production comes a new family. I've been so blessed to have had the opportunity to become so close to such amazing performers and incredible people,” he said. " The message really resonates with all of us - we can't spend our lives dwelling over our means to an elusive unattainable end, and should instead find enjoyment in every day. I've enjoyed each rehearsal and every moment of being in the Limelight Players, and I think our cast has done a great job interpreting this classic American drama.”

“You Can’t Take It With You” will be performed Friday, March 1st 2013 and Saturday, March 2nd 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Millburn High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The production is directed by Paul Weinstein and produced by Arvin Arjona.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn BOE's John Westfall-Kwong at Greenwood Gardens

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Random Walk caught up with John Westfall-Kwong at the Greenwood Gardens' "Bees, Birds and Butterflies" event on Sunday.  The annual event introduces members and guests to the world of bees, raptors and butterflies with discussions provided by experts, along with displays and activities for all to enjoy.  About 100 folks braved the hot weather to attend.

Two Millburn Township Residents Robbed Whilst Walking By Millburn High School

July 19, 2016

On July 12, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Salemi responded to the Evesham Police Department on a warrant arrest. Katherine Cooper, age 24 out of Philadelphia, was placed under arrest for 2 active Millburn warrants and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility on default of bail.

On July 12, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Salemi responded to the Anthropologie store at The Mall at Short ...

Letter to TAP M/SH Editor: Freeholder Leonard Luciano, Unwavering Leadership

July 1, 2016

Dear TAP M/SH Editor,

Election after election, we watch and we wait for someone who in essence would take our breath away. Someone who would give us the right signals that they were on our side, that they would recognize what was important to us as voters; more importantly, that they would listen to our needs and take action when necessary to protect us as a people.

We’ve read of so ...

Jersey City P.D. Arrest Suspect in Summit Bank Robbery

July 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - A 37 year-old Jersey City man linked to three bank robberies -- including the Wells Fargo Bank in Summit on July 20 -- was arrested by the Jersey City Police and charged with robbery.

John Walsh, of Bright Street, allegedly was involved in three separate robberies, one in Jersey City July 15, and successive robberies in Summit and Maplewood on July 20.

According to ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_d76164cdd0dd1cb17e37_1eeba61531829abd0608_5189

Sun, July 24, 9:00 AM

B'nai Israel, Millburn

B'nai Israel Rummage Sale

Giving Back

Carousel_image_87893ef587da438bc055_bc05e38c71d6a4542708_5619a4d69e44c5761b64_wave_outdoors

Sun, July 24, 5:30 PM

Central Presbyterian Church - Maple Street lawn, Summit

Free BBQ at Outdoor WAVE Service

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Religions And Spirituality

Carousel_image_31c5d1097d05cc03862c_68a685e3edf9b1e0b95e_images

Sun, July 24, 7:00 PM

Taylor Park, Millburn

Concerts in Taylor Park

Arts & Entertainment

Audio: Point View's Dietze Tells The Journal 'Don't Game Your Portfolio' Based on Election

July 23, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, speaks live to the Wall Street Journal on how the political campaigns may affect the markets:

 

wsj.com

 

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Healthcare Stocks Under Pressure: Opportunity Knocking?

Healthcare care stocks had been one of the best performing sectors for years, but that performance came to a halt last year as concerns in the sector have moved into the spotlight. The issues pressuring the stocks are not new, yet the worries have been further ignited by increased attention from the media and from politicians on the campaign trail.  

Controls over drug pricing are ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Member Explores the Impact of Wealthy New Jerseyan's exodus from NJ to Florida

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA and Member of Livingston’s Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently highlighted by "NJBIZ" in an article entitled, “The Ripple Effect: Experts weigh impact of Tepper's exit from N.J. to Florida.”

The article is based on the million-dollar tax loss the state of New Jersey might face as a ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 9, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...