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Student Directed Performance: James and the Giant Peach - TYA


The NFA Before Broadway Theatre Company presented a student directed performance of James and the Giant Peach - Theater for Young Audiences (TYA). Mrs. Fay Gerbes Pacht led three student directors through the various stages of directing a performance. NFA students Matt Levinstein was the musical director, Kamora Millan was the student director, and Olivia Gloffke was the choreographer. 

 

All photos from the performance can be viewed and downloaded for free here. 

Coverage of the performance by local newspaper, the Times Herald Record can be found here: story, photos, video

 

The Cast 

James…………………………………………………...Ashley Strack

Ladahlord…………………………………………...Aidan O’Shea

Spiker…………………………………………………..Sam Rider

Sponge………………………………………………..Chelsea Amaro

Grasshopper…………………………………………JaBez Bultron

Ladybug……………………………………………...Ava Corsetti

Earthworm………………………………………….Ryan McMahon

Centipede……………………………………………Paige Parra

Spider…………………………………………………Shajah Gerson-Joseph

Matron/Ensemble……………………………… Sarhya Bediako

Billy Cop/Buzz/Ensemble…………………… James Naclario

Bobby Cop/Ensemble………………………….. Nigel Corney

Violet Funkschmeller/Ensemble…………...Natalia Breyfogle

Ridgley Raspscallion/Ensemble…………...Tory Shropshire

Chris Cryermouth/Ensemble……………….Gurleen Kaur

Doreen Driggles/Ensemble…………………..Marisa Fagan

Ida Walters/Ensemble………………………….Renee DeRavin

Bitsy Botana/Ensemble………………………..Itzayana Martinez

The Crew

Stage Manager …………………………………………..…….…Xavier Rivera

Run Crew…Kamora Millan, Angelica Vuong, Adrianna Izquierdo 

Light Board Operator……..….… Madison Vallenti, Simone Fowlin

Projections/Video……………………...……………....………Tegan Maher

Set, Prop, Costume, Wig, and Puppet Design……….………….….Mrs. Pacht & Technical Theatre Class

Peach Construction………..Mr. Cotton & Technical Theatre Class

Puppet construction……………………………..………..……...Mrs. Pacht

Projector Bracket……………….………………………………..Brian Wilson

Prop/Set Painting…………….…...Angelica Vuong, Miranda Torres, ..Yamilka Velasquez, Bianca Knox,  Adrianna Izquierdo and the cast 

Poster Artwork………………………………………….……Vanessa Hanson

T-shirt Artwork……………………………………..…ColorCube Creative

Make-Up……………………………………………………………....Marisa Fagan

NFA Technical Theatre

Carly Bove, Mark Crook, August Grice, Vanessa Hanson, Kamora, Millan, Nastajahlae Johnson, Adaly Marin, Gloria Saccoccio, and 

Miranda Torres with Xavier Rivera and Madison Skelton

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon: 

The NFA Dance Department  presents

The Nutcracker

December 6th  @ 7pm / December 7th @ 2pm

 

The Before Broadway Theatre Co presents

Winter Drama Production - TBA

February 6-8

 

James and the Giant Peach, TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

No animals or insects were harmed in the making of this play :)


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).



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Date: 2019-11-27 13:50:03





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