Our Middle School students delivered a clever and witty performance of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in Lasdon Theater on the evening of May 18. The students’ fanciful interpretation of the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl gave life to the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Fox and their family, along with badgers, rabbits, and humans.
Joey Jacobson gave a sly performance as Mr. Fox, with Emi Knauer playing Mrs. Fox, and Olivia Quinn, Clyde Press, Riannah Wallach, and Holden Roberts up to the task as the small foxes. Boggis was played by Wendy Lichtenberg, Bunce by Gabriella Feldmeth, Bean by Cody Siegel, and Mrs. Bean by Madison Langley-McKnight. Mr. Badger was played by Teddy Abt with Alexandra Silverman as Mrs. Badger.
Rounding out the cast were Samantha Verdeschi, Marley Shyer, Jordan Latta, Henry Howe, Alexa Williams, Princess Golden, Annissa Khanna, Noam Cohen-Weinberg, Iliana Hellinger, Clara Young, Ryan Spiro, and Taylor Bassi.
The show was directed by Ms. Taylor, with Mr. Alexander handling set design and serving as technical director. Credit for the scenic art goes to Ms. Merola and the students in her sixth and eighth-grade art classes. Costumes and makeup were beautifully rendered by Mrs. Hajem, light board operation was handled by Lauren Siegel, soundboard operation by Samantha Fern, and movement choreographed by Ms. Gambino. Mia Cornell was the stage manager, with program cover art by Alexa Williams.
Many thanks to all our Middle School students for a magical evening!