Wednesday, March 21, 2012
New Milford High School spring musical runs from March 22 to March 24.
After months of rehearsals, choreography, set design and building, New Milford High School will be debuting "9 to 5: The Musical" Thurs. March 24. Based on the 1980 movie with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman, the musical chronicles three working women as they scheme to get even with, and overthrow, the company's "sexist, egotistical, lying" boss. The show, directed by Jonathan Silver, NMHS 2005, and produced by Alexander Diaz, NMHS 2003, will have performances March 22 to March 24 at 8 p.m. in the Jim Africano Auditorium at New Milford High School. Silver told Patch that New Milford High School is one of the first five non-equity productions of "9 to 5: The Musical" and the first one in New Jersey. Always a big…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Fundraiser to include performances by returning alumni
New Milford High School will be hosting an alumni concert fundraiser at 8 p.m. Friday in the James Africano Auditorium of New Milford High School. The fundraiser will feature Jonathan Silver, class of 2005 and director of this year's spring musical, along with the cast of 9-to-5: The Musical. Performing at the alumni concert fundraiser will be alumni Rob McClure, class of 2000, who has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q and is currently playing the role of Charlie Chaplin in Limelight. Alexander Diaz, who graduated in 2003, Director of Arts Education at bergenPac will also be attending the fundraiser along with Benjamin Golomb, class of 2002, Marissa Martinez, class of 2003, Marissa Mitchell, class of 2000 and Christian Diaz, Jessica Day, …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Cast goes through first read-through
Director Jonathan Silver kicked off rehearsals Friday evening by having the cast perform their first read-through of the spring production "9 to 5: The Musical." Excitement was in the air as the leads went through their lines and the rest of the cast read along marking changes in the script and listening to the score. Patch will be interviewing the cast and crew in the coming days, and continue to chronicle the show from rehearsals to opening night.