North High cast, pit band and orchestra for Into the Woods, introduced November 18, 19 and 20.

‘Night of the Same Deeds’ at North High School

North Middle School will present an evening of performances and sketches with an act on Tuesday, November 23, at 7:00 pm at the Daniel J. Tomaselli School Auditorium, 77 Polo Road. This year’s performance is being dedicated to Elaine Brendel, who recently retired from Great Neck Public Schools after 31 years of service. Elaine acted as technical director for the North High School theater company for more than two decades.

Shows to be played include: Teen movie star, The new meteorologist, Love at first sight, Finders Holders, and Do only natural, all written by Laurie Allen; AND Family confrontation, written by Jan Peterson Ewen.

Family confrontation, the last show of the evening, is a fan favorite that is coming back that North Middle School Theater Company originally performed in 2018. This humorous scene is a parody of Family quarrels, the popular family games show that premiered in 1976 on the ABC television network, starring Richard Dawson as its first beloved presenter.

The dedication, talent and desire of the group, coupled with these well-written sketches, will surely provide a pleasant evening for the whole family. The event is guaranteed to be filled with fun and entertainment.

Due to the current limitations of COVID, event night tickets are only available to parents and cast members and crew members. However, the performance will be available for purchase upon request for viewing at a later date.

For more information, contact Marissa Dove, One Act Night director, at (516) 441-4544, or Danielle Larson, North Middle Theater Company producer, at dlarson@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

High North Gifts In the forest

Young Northern High School players will present the musical In the forest on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19 at 7:30 pm and on Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 pm All three performances will take place at the North High Auditorium, 35 Polo Rd.

This award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine features some well-known fairytale characters as they cross paths in the woods, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (and the Beanstalk) and Little Red Ridinghood. They try to help the Baker and his wife who desperately want a child but are childless due to the curse of a witch. To break the spell, all the characters have to perform difficult tasks. In the process, they face their fears and learn about the need for community and family.

This Junior Players production is directed by Andrew Wagner, director / drama theater teacher, with musical direction by Dr. Pamela Levy, conducting the orchestra by Joseph Rutkowski and scenography by Len Antinori.

Tickets cost $ 15 and must be paid in advance by check or cash at the door. The general public can book tickets starting November 8th. Due to social distance requirements, places will be limited and reservations / ticket seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks must be worn at all times during the show and no food or drink will be allowed. To book tickets, email Mr. Wagner, theater director, at awagner@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

The Senior North Elder was honored on the Hispanic Feast Day

Evelyn Magarin, a graduate of North High School, was honored at the Hispanic Heritage Festival 2021 hosted by Senator Anna Kaplan on October 26th. Evelyn was appointed by her guiding teachers and advisors in recognition of her leadership qualities, as evidenced by her academics. athletics, extracurricular activities and service to others.

“Evelyn joined our school community in 2017 and has been a delight to her teachers and peers ever since,” said the nomination letter submitted by the North High School. “She has successfully immersed herself in the North High community while being proud and sharing her Salvadoran culture with others.”

In addition to being an excellent student at North High, Evelyn is also enrolled in the Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Nursing Assistance program. This career and technical education program prepares students for a career in nursing and healthcare.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration organized by Sen. Kaplan highlights and celebrates the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to our community. This year’s program ran virtually. Hispanic National Month Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15.

High South presents Grease; the third performance was added

Southern High School will present the musical Grease on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the Southern High School auditorium, 341 Lakeville Road.

Grease was a Broadway hit musician who went on to become one of the most successful musicians of all time. Join the South Theater in this satirical look at friendships, romances and adventures at Rydell High School in 1959. Theatergoers will delight in such popular songs as “Summer Nights”, “We Go Together” and “Greased Lighting”.

This production is directed by Ilana Meredith Schikler, director / drama teacher at the South Theater, with the support of Janine Robinson, vocal director; Michael Schwartz, orchestra director; Samantha Amaral, choreographer; Debra Dumas, stage designer and lighting; John Motchkavitz, construction set; and Lydia Gladstone, costume designer.

All tickets cost $ 20 to be paid in cash or check in advance or at the door. (Credit cards will not be accepted.) Places for all shows will be limited due to social distance and audience members must wear face masks. For additional information and to purchase tickets, email gntheatresouth@gmail.com.

South High Badminton competes in the Nassau County Championship

The Southern High School Boys Badminton Team competed in the Nassau County singles and doubles tournament on Oct. 23, followed by the county team championship on Oct. 28. The Rebels finished the fall badminton season with a first-place victory in the singles championships, second place in the team championships and third and fourth place for doubles.

South High senior Ryan Wu won the singles tournament on October 23, winning his third consecutive title in the singles county championship. South High athletes Justin Choi and Haoran Xia also competed in the singles tournament. Two pairs of athletes represented South High in the doubles tournament: Yang Wang and Aidan Din finished third in the circuit doubles championship and Ryan Jacob and Carter Shea finished fourth.

The following week, the South High Badminton team advanced to the following season and reached the team finals on October 28th. In a rematch of last year’s championship game, the Rebels faced Jericho for the team title. The rebels were strong competitors and finished in second place in the County Team competition. Their overall season record was 10-3.

All seven members of the South High Badminton team gained worldwide recognition this season. Their coach is Allison Romeo Gottfried, guidance counselor at South High.