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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my!


Dorothy, Toto, and her faithful band of ‘Ozian’ friends followed the yellow brick road into the NCHS auditorium for opening night of The Wizard of Oz on Thursday.

Despite the absence of sophomore lead, Allie Potenza, the cast, crew, and orchestra pulled together to produce an outside opening performance. Stage Manager and Assistant Director senior Abigail Schwarz stepped in to play Wicked Witch of the West…

NCHS artists see the light in the new Eclipse gallery


Attention all NCHS art aficionados: the fall art gallery “Eclipse” opened on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 pm.

The gallery is meant to mirror that of an actual eclipse, an intense contrast between light and dark. Students involved with the gallery got the inspiration for their theme from Peter Kingsbury’s class, which created an installation called “Moon Hut”. “Moon Hut” will be featured in the boxed-off area of the gallery and consists of videos and photography that reflect different facets of night. The rest of the pieces in the gallery deviate from the dark nature of “Moon Hut” by celebrating light.

The Annual Fall Music Concert 11/17/09


Last night, the All-Purpose Room came alive with music when the NCHS Music Department held their annual fall concert. Choir, orchestra and band students gathered to strut their stuff and perform solos in front of their parents and peers…

Students lead the way for a pleased audience


After enduring late night rehersals during “hell week,” losing a cast member to illness, and completing their first full run through of the play on Wednesday, the cast of And A Child Shall Lead performed with rave reviews.

There was much praise for cast’s performance of the drama. “I thought it was really incredible and powerful. The actors and actresses played their parts so well, that every time they were afraid, I felt it too,” senior Mikey Himmel said. Mikey’s sister is in the play.

Junior Sean Peterson, who plays Maurice Elias, thought the audience helped bring out the emotions Mikey mentioned. “I think the impact…”

NCHS drama calls the munchkins to take stage


If you plan on going to the NCHS Freshman and Sophomore production of the Wizard of Oz this fall, make sure you keep an eye out for a group of actors a bit unique from the rest of the cast. The NCHS Drama Department has recruited twenty-five excited students from the New Canaan elementary schools, grades four and under, to take on the roles of the munchkins.

A large number of potential munchkins came out to audition in hopes of getting the chance to play a role in the production of this childhood favorite. A lucky bunch, ranging from ages four to nine were picked based on their talent, singing ability, and of course cuteness…

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