Noworbiting_iconPhoebe Holiday RyanPhoebe Ryan‘s much-anticipated — at least in the hallways of Red Bank Regional High, where she’s a senior — pass through the American Idol machinery may not have proved as Tivo-worthy as her admirers wished.

The 17-year-old Rumson resident’s Idol dreams got Simonized before anyone knew what happened.

Undaunted, though, Ryan wasted no time in moving on, and quite impressively. She’s landed the title role in ‘Melissa Arctic,’ acclaimed director Aaron Posner‘s new professional mainstage production at Two River Theater Company.

Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit has a sneak peek behind the scenes of the show, due to open in two weeks.

And as long as you’re in oRBit, don’t neglect to audition our reports on a prizewinning author‘s visit, some free film action, and why cats and fish make for such a fascinating combo.

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