LITTLE SILVER: ANYTHING GOES AT RBR

AnythingGoesCo-starring in the Red Bank Regional production of Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES are (left to right) Eliana Swartz, Davis Bush, Dana Brown and Justin Giegerich. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, March 26-29.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

As the Spring 2015 student production at Red Bank Regional High School, the Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) and the Red Bank Regional Theatre Company will present Cole Porter’s timeless musical comedy Anything Goes. Going up Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28 at 7 pm (with a 3 pm matinee on Sunday, March 29), the production marks the last in a distinguished career for retiring RBR drama teacher and production director Joe Russo.

Taking place on a raucous London-to-New York ocean liner cruise in 1934, Anything Goes presents the age-old tale of boy-meets girl with ensuing complications that include stowaway stockbrokers, merry mobsters and bible-thumping burlesque queens. The vintage musical-comedy revue was fortified for its Broadway revival with a collection of enduring Cole Porter songs that include “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and the signature song, “Anything Goes.”

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RED BANK: SIX TEENS TAKE THE STAGE AGAIN

Sound_of_Music_3_RBR_2014Red Bank Regional VPA students now appearing in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Count Basie include (l-r) Dana Brown, Jillian Lamanno, Bobby Davis, Eliana Swartz, Jaclyn Gisondi, and Victoria Aumack.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Six members of the Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) at Red Bank Regional High School are currently performing in the Phoenix Productions staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.  The beloved show that gave the world such standards as “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” opened this past weekend and continues with three more performances, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm.

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RBR VOCAL MAJORS MAKE ALL SHORE CHORUS

RBRchorusPress release from Red Bank Regional High School

A total of sixteen students from Red Bank Regional High School made the prestigious All-Shore Chorus, performing with the best voices from Monmouth and Ocean counties in the 51st annual honor chorus concert held recently at Neptune High School.  Pictured above from right to left are: (front row):  Allison LaRochelle, Middletown, Kathryn Robinson, Shrewsbury, Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg, Jazmin Graham, Lake Como, Eliana Swartz, Little Silver; (back row):  Emma Craven, Brielle, Dana Brown, Red Bank, Patrick Martini, Union Beach, Shannon O’Donnell, Little Silver, Amanda Strydio, Keansburg, Dannielle Wolf, Shrewsbury, Lauren O’Brien, Little Silver, Courtney Ravelo, Union Beach, Mackenzie Clark, Shrewsbury and RBR Choral teacher Kristopher Zook.  Missing from the picture were Shurmila Dhar, Little Silver, and Kacey Greico, Keansburg. The Honor Choir was conducted this year by Andre Baldasserini from Matawan-Aberdeen Regional High School.

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RBR LEADING YOU TO ’42nd STREET’

42ndStAAt center of photo, Red Bank Regional VPA dance major Bobby Davis portrays Billy, and Eliana Swartz is Peggy, in rehearsals for the RBR musical production of 42nd STREET. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

The Red Bank Regional High School Theatre Company invites the public to “come and meet those dancing feet” when they present the iconic “backstage” musical 42nd Street, with 7 pm performances on Thursday, April 3, Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. There will also be a special matinee performance on Sunday, April 6 at 3 pm.

In the Broadway hit adapted from the Depression-era movie musical of the same name (and incorporating songs from other vintage Busby Berkeley films of that era), the dictatorial director Julian March will be portrayed by Justin Giegerich of Brielle. Eliana Swartz of Little Silver portrays Broadway newcomer Peggy Sawyer, and RBR dance major Bobby Davis of Shrewsbury is a show-stomping Billy Lawlor, with Dana Brown of Red Bank as the veteran Broadway star Dorothy Brock. The RBR chorus and dancers round out a cast of three dozen performers in a high-energy production of the popular David Merrick staging, featuring original choreography by Gower Champion.

Tickets ($15 for adults; $10 for students and senior citizens) may be purchased at the door or reserved ahead for large groups by calling (732)842-8000, ext. 217. Click READ MORE for a full cast listing.

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