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US Winter Productions Deliver on Stage
Posted 02/08/2018 07:37PM


Our Upper School students brought down the house with two powerful Winter Production performances each night, Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3. The ninth and tenth grade students performed “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” directed by Ms. Holmes, with Joe DiGrandi playing the lead character Ichabod Crane. Pierce Husted took on dual roles as Brom Bones and The Headless Horseman, while Ryan Piken played Katrina Van Tassel and Isabelle Abramson portrayed Parson Van Houten. The rest of the cast performed multiple roles, bringing to life this haunting local legend. The cast included Mia Cornell, Sammi Fern, Sarah Garelik, Daniel Galgano, Allison Glass, Zi Glucksman, Ben Goodman, Cordelia McKenna, Olivia Shore, and Sasha Simon. The artistic “Sleepy Hollow” horse costumes were created by Ms. Merola with Marissa Annechiarico.

The 11th and 12th grade students gave a thought-provoking and impassioned performance of “The Scarlet Letter,” directed by Mr. Alexander, with Julianne Quinn portraying the defiant Hester Prynne. A strong cast starred Jared Peraglia as Arthur Dimmesdale, Josh Pickel as Roger Chillingworth, Chloe Savitch as Pearl, Sasha Fox as Mistress Hibbins, Colin Glascott as John Wilson, and Parker Berke as Governor Bellingham. “The Women” were played by Giselle Garcia, Zoe Lewis, Elizabeth Mahony, Maya Mehrara, and Mya Turner. “The Townspeople” were played by Andrew DeRose, Frank Fan, Harrison Class, and Yulanda Huang.

Music was provided by Joe Brewer and Mislav Forrester, with scenic artists Nate Alexander and the crew of the Middle School Showcase creating the beautiful stage sets. The 9/10 Stage Manager was Allison Glass, and the 11/12 Stage Managers were Lizzie Kavounas and Sophie Scarsella. Many thanks to Ms. McCoy, Ms. Merola, Ms. Hajem, Ms. Taylor,  students Mae Parker, Lauren Siegel and Mike DiVestea, and the School Administration for making these performances possible. The program cover was beautifully designed by Mia Cornell.

Josh Pickel in The Scarlet Letter

Jared Peraglia and Josh Pickel in The Scarlet Letter

Jared Peraglia in The Scarlet Letter

Back row - Zoe Lewis, Elizabeth Mahony, Mya Turner, Maya Mehrara.  Front - Julianne Quinn and Chloe Savitch

The Scarlet Letter

Some of the cast of The Scarlet Letter

Program designed by Mia Cornell

Joseph DiGrandi, Zi Glucksman, Cordelia McKenna, Mia Cornell, Ben Goodman, and Sarah Garelik in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Pierce Husted and Ryan Piken with cast of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 


Daniel Galgano, Joseph DiGrandi and Sasha Simon in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Joseph DiGrandi, Cordelia McKenna, and Pierce Husted in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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