Theme of the Year
High School: Entertainment
Lynbrook Students Channel Playwright’s Life in ‘Act One’
Lynbrook High School students showcased their talents for the Lynbrook community during their spring production of Act One, directed by Tommie Gibbons on April 20 and 21. The cast of 14 students consisted of Calvin Clark, Madelyn Colonna, Sarah Denker, Odin Francis, Elizabeth Hanson, Mikayla Layng, Maggie Maloney, Eitan Markowitz, Jackie Moreno, Brennan O’Grady, Anna Rath, Conor Ryan, Christina Strippoli and Kara Vito.
Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine, was based on the autobiography by Moss Hart, an American playwright and theatre director. Students brought Hart’s story to life, chronicling his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit.
Students worked through rehearsals, practicing their lines for the performances under the direction of Gibbons. Stage manager India Garone assisted in the production’s success along with assistant stage manager Chris Marino, costume advisor Thea Sieban, prop mistress Katja Rabus, prop assistant Abby Loiselle, set designer Michael Kunz, sound assistant Lydia Masica, lighting assistant Nathan Moelis and Anna Fucci, spotlight coordinator Brandon Maroney and stage hands Stephanie Syrota, Finn Boyle, Luke Maroney and Sheen Alfred.
Lynbrook High School Presents Class Night 2018
After months of practice and preparation, Lynbrook High School students
showcased their school spirit during the school’s 90th annual Class
Night Skits on March 16. The event encourages friendly competition
between the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors and allows them to
demonstrate their talents. Watch the video to learn more about this
year’s exciting event and find out which grade level was crowned the
Lynbrook High School Students Showcase Their Talents
The Lynbrook community recently gathered for an evening of exceptional performances during the Lynbrook High School Tri-M Music Honor Society’s annual benefit concert “Cabaret Night.” The high school cafeteria was transformed into a cabaret lounge, packed with guests including students, family members, Board members and administrators.
Tickets were sold for $10 with proceeds going towards the food pantries of St. Raymond’s and Our Lady of Peace churches. Tri-M president Walter Paskoff and treasurer Zachary Leder emceed the event in a humorous fashion as they introduced the acts of their fellow peers. Performances ranged from comedy acts and tap dancing to duets, solos and even a xylophone rock performance.
“The turnout of a yet another sold-out event was a spectacular one, with over 200 audience members who came together to not only support our students, but also our community,” said Tri-M advisor Krystian Jamrozek. “This musical evening was attended by parents, teachers, administrators, and friends of music who came together in camaraderie to help those who are less fortunate than us.”
Students Shine During Production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Lynbrook High School students showcased their talents during their production of “Fiddler on the Roof” from Nov. 3-5. With three sold out performances and under the direction of stage director Mr. Kevin Harrington, vocal director Mr. Barry Wyner and orchestra director Mr. Joseph Pallotta, the cast, crew and pit orchestra journeyed audience members to imperial Russia in 1905.
The musical, based on the book by Joseph Stein, took viewers through the story of Tevye (Max Cohen) a Jewish milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying to support his family and maintain his Jewish tradition. He sees his three eldest daughters Tzeitel (Kara Vito), Hodel (Julia Tucker) and Chava (Lily Mata) fall in love as they long for marriage, each one moving further from traditional ways.
Through original music, spectacular set design, costumes and lighting, the students captivated their audiences each evening. With the help of choreographer Jeff Davis, set construction by Plaza Theatricals, costume design by Barbara Kirby, scenic artist Michael Kunz, costume assistant Tara Bridges and program coordinators Rosanne Bogard and India Garone, the production was a huge success.
“Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra and the entire production team for their outstanding presentation of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ this past weekend at Lynbrook High School,” said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joseph Pallotta. “I could not have been prouder of all involved for their truly memorable production of this classic Broadway musical.”