Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Musical content, new school, personnel and more discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the Plum School Board April meetings: Musical Content Resident Reed Clarke wasn't thrilled with this year's Plum High School musical. Clarke, who attended a performance of the high school's "Sweet Charity," said he wanted to leave during intermission because of the general content of the play. He said the themes included—theft, lying, deceit, profanity, sex, drugs and prostitution—were not appropriate for many in the audience as well as the student actors. "It seemed very inappropriate for high school students," Clarke said. He said he hopes the selection process for musicals is revised for future performances. School board member Richard Zucco said the policy committee can investigate the matter …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Students will perform in Annie Jr. tomorrow, April 27, at Tenth Street Elementary.
Redeemer Lutheran School students are ready to entertain! They will be performing in "Annie Jr." tomorrow, April 27, at 7 at the Tenth Street Elementary School auditorium in Oakmont. Anyone can attend the performance for free. Rachel Dalbo, director of the play, has been working with 42 students. Casting occurred in the fall, and students have been rehearsing since January. "Annie Jr." is a shortened version of the "Annie" musical, specifically so it can be performed by youngsters. "It's going to be a great show," Dalbo said. "The music is some of the best, the story is family friendly, and hey, you can 'bet your bottom dollar' and still come to our show, because admission is free!" Is your child participating in the play? If so, add some …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Here are five events to check out this weekend.
Welcome to the Plum-Oakmont Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue! We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Riverview’s 2012 Musical Where/When: Tenth Street auditorium, 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday Why Go?: Riverview High School presents “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.” Come watch these local talents perform their 2012 musical! Pricing: $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens 2. The Oaks Theater Cine Brunch Where?/When?: Oaks Theater, 10 a.m. on Saturday Why Go…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Next week, Riverview High School students take the stage!
Riverview meets Rome—at least it does in this year's musical. Next week, Riverview High School students will present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Tenth Street Elementary auditorium. The musical revolves around neighbors in ancient Rome who live in three adjacent houses. One is the house of Senex, who lives there with wife Domina, son Hero, and several slaves, including head slave Hysterium and the musical's main character Pseudolus, who is Hero's slave. Another house is owned by Marcus Lycus, who is a buyer and seller of beautiful women, and the other belongs to Erronius, who is abroad searching for his long-lost children. Pseudolus wishes for his freedom, so he promises to help Hero win the love of character …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Plum High School students will present this year's musical, "Sweet Charity," this week.
It was a beautiful day outside on Saturday, but the Plum High School musical cast spent their afternoon in the auditorium perfecting their upcoming show. This week, the students will present "Sweet Charity," a musical revolving around Charity Valentine, a taxi dancer at the Fandango Ballroom in New York City. Charity, an eternal optimist despite her bad luck with men, befriends Oscar Lindquist and they fall in love. But Charity's profession could get in the way of their romance. "Oscar is a tax accountant who is very shy and socially awkward," said senior Jon Andrew, who plays Oscar. "He hasn't found anyone to love and then he finds Charity. You really get to see the conflict he faces throughout the show." Andrew, his co-star senior Alexa …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Personnel items, new class and more discussed during this month's meetings.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the Riverview School Board's January meetings. Budget School district business manager Frank Thompson said he continues to work on the budget. Due to an increase in healthcare and retirement costs, expenditures are at $17.9 million, and increase from the $17.8 million figure released in November. Thompson said he is in the process of applying for an exception to the Act 1 index, which is the limit a school district is permitted by state law to raise taxes. The index for the 2012-13 budget year is 2.1 percent, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The state allows for districts to apply for tax exceptions to help alleviate costs outside of the districts' control, for example rising…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tickets are on sale for the Nov. 11 to 13 shows.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
The Oakmont Lions will present their annual performance show next week. This year's show is called "Hooray for Hollywood." The show will feature favorite songs and dance numbers from the Hollywood big screen. Director, Sue Lowery, choreographer Anne Dapra and producer Al Kennedy have been hard at work putting together this year’s show. The show includes a cast of 30 performers accompanied by a 24 piece orchestra. The show will be held Nov. 11 to 13 at the Tenth Street Elementary School auditorium. The cast members have been busy practicing their song and dance numbers and the popular singing group, the Three J’s will perform. The cast is comprised of a variety of talented members of the community who enjoy singing, dancing and acting and …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Students from Riverview and Plum high schools are hoping for wins.
Students at Riverview and Plum high schools are attending the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s 21st annual Gene Kelly Awards tonight in hopes of bringing some awards home. The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater recognize and encourage musical theater and arts education, according to the CLO website. The organization gives out the annual awards in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards and held at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the award ceremony features live performances from the best actor and best actress nominees, as well as those up for best musical. Nominees are from schools in Allegheny County. About 30 schools participate. This year, Riverview High…
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Plum Senior High School will present "Footloose" from March 31 through April 2.
When actor Kevin Bacon came onto the movie scene back in 1984 in one of his breakthrough movies, Footloose, most of the 82-person cast that makes up Plum Senior High School’s musical rendition of the movie were still more than 10 years away from even being born. But that doesn’t stop the cast from doing Bacon and his fellow actors justice with its upcoming performance this March 31, April 1 and 2, at 7 p.m., at the Plum Senior High School Auditorium. “We have a very large group this year, with 82 in the cast and another 65 or so working behind the scenes,” said J.R. Pilyih, publicity manager for this year’s production. “Everyone is so talented in what they do, and working to make this the best show ever.” Besides adding some songs and …