Under the leadership of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, Amity has been nominated for numerous CT High School Musical Awards and sent two students John Jorge (Les Miserables) and Alli Kramer (Legally Blonde) to the National High School Musical Award competition — in the Outstanding Actor Category.
This year, the Spring musical is “Into The Woods.” The Auditions took place last week and now, Rob Kennedy talks about the auditions and the selection process.
“We want to thank all of the talented Amity students who auditioned for Into the Woods. Thank you for taking the time and care to prepare for this process. We especially want to note the excellent auditions by our freshman class! We wish we could cast every student who auditioned but that is just not possible.”
“Casting always comes down to who is “most right” for the role in the mind of the directors to fit this very specific play. It does not reflect how we feel about you as a person or a performer. We have a vision for the show and this cast reflects the closest thing to that vision.”
“There were actors that didn’t receive a callback who were cast and there were actors that did receive a callback and were not cast. Others were not cast due to their scheduling conflicts. It is a complicated puzzle with lots of moving pieces.”
“The talent pool runs very deep here at Amity. It is very competivve for every role. Only 40% of the actors who auditioned were cast. Each year we feel fortunate to work with such wonderful students. Thank you. If you are an underclassman please do not be discouraged and please come back to audition next year!”
“Congratulations to everyone who auditioned. For those of you who feel like you still want to be involved in the show we will be posting applications for crew positions sometime in early February.”
Introducing the cast of Into the Woods:
The Narrator – Ian Pittinger
The Baker – Jacob Leibowitz
The Baker’s Wife – Clara Gamsu
The Witch – Elaina Dwyer
Rapunzel – Kara Kachmar
Cinderella – Emily Kilian
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Yuliya Faryna
Lucinda – Audrey Grotheer
Florinda – Lauren Flaumenhaft
Cinderella’s Prince – Robert“Bo”Worth
Rapunzel’s Prince – Harrison Paek
The Wolf – Ryan Chizmadia
Jack – Josiah Oakley
Jack’s Mother – Abby Hazlett
Little Red Ridinghood – Lillian Querker
Granny- Maren Westgard
The Mysterious Man – Christopher Cassella
The Prince’s Steward – Ryan Rattley
Cinderella’s Mother- Annie Foley
Cinderella’s Father- Jeffrey Gallo
The Giant- Ali Ashworth
Snow White- Kelsey Paier
Sleeping Beauty- Christina Genovese
Joyce Lin, Claire Haupt, Oriana Mack, Ben Kemp, Shane Gordon,
Max Seigman, Nathan Shilling, Dean Pocwierz, Natasha Kaluzynski,
*Maren Westgard, *Ali Ashworth, *Kelsey Paier, *Annie Foley,
*Christina Genovese, *Ryan Chizmadia.
* Will double as named part and ensemble
The show will take place on April 8, 9, 14 and 15.
Keep your eyes open for when tickets will be available.
Box Office number is 203-392-2019
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