The cast of Pippin
The cast of Pippin (/ HANDOUT)

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Join the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department as it presents “Pippin,” the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. The Tony-award winning show originally appeared on Broadway in 1972 and was successfully revived in 2015. “Pippin, “which features the music of accomplished composer Stephen Schwartz, will be performed on March 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. in the River Hill High School auditorium.


“Pippin” is the story of a young prince and heir to the throne, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the simple joys and ordinary moments that happen every day.

Produced, directed and choreographed by River Hill Theatre Arts teacher Pam Land, the production promises to bring magic and joy to the hearts of audience members of all ages. The cast of more than 40 River Hill students includes Austin Abraham as Pippin, Jasmine Tiamfook and Jerry Chen as Leading Player, Matt Island and Brennen Young as Charlemagne, Mia Ehrlich and Deven Ferrer as Fastrada, Robyn Levy and Ashleigh Steinberg as Berthe, Danielle Gover and Caroline Lovelace as Catherine, Joey Heitzmann and Ryan True as Lewis and Dillan Goel as Theo.

The show is co-choreographed by student Deven Ferrer, River Hill dance teacher Jennifer Hennessie, and Dana Keane, artistic director of Studio Dans. Assisting as student directors are Julianne Blackman, Sonia Goyal and Ashleigh Steinberg. Joe Blasko, a longtime friend of River Hill Theatre Arts, directed the construction of the set with assistance from parents Bob Bos, Steve Fulford and George Stone.

A crew of more than 30 dedicated students, led by student stage manager Autumn Mack, built the set and will run the show. Vocal music teacher Katie Geiger directs the vocals and the student orchestra. Math teacher Rhonda De La Mar designed the costumes with the assistance of a wonderful team of parent volunteers.

Tickets are $13 in advance; $14 at the door and may be purchased at the box office, which opens 90 minutes before curtain or online at seatyourself.biz

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Glenelg United Methodist Church Preschool has opened registration for the 2018-19 school year to the community. The preschool is accepting applications for its 2, 3 and 4-year-old programs. For more information, contact the school office at 410-489-7702 or email gumc.ps@verizon.net.