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           Spring Musical  March 17-19, 2005

 

-The Royal Crown Players and Crew
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Press Release
-Friends of RCP
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What is RCP?
-RCP Executive Board
-Past RCP Musicals
-Seating Chart 

                                                     Cast
 
Ellie Greenwich……………………………………………................................Lisa Goldberg    
Darlene Love…………………………………………..............................……..Emily Hauser
Jeff Barry……………………………………………..............................……..…Lee Taglin
Gus Sharkey…………………………………………..............................…...…Ian Goldberg
Annie Golden……………………………………..............................…………..Sara Tazari
Rosie……………………………………………….............................……….....Christina Combs
Shelley……………………………………………..............................…………..Nikki Nussbaum
Mickey…………………………………………….............................………......Robin Zelman
Waitress…………………………………………............................…………...Shana Ditkowich
DJ Voice/Crossover…………………………….............................……….…Andrew Werner
Backup Singers……………........... Elyssa Ackerman, Alison Farber, Alexis Shaw,
                                               Michel Aron-Bayof, Jaclyn Combs
                                               and either Nikki Nussbaum, Robin Zelman,
                                               Shana Ditkowich, Christina Combs (rotate)
 
Ensemble
 
Pegah Moosazadeh, Max Aboody, Danny Buslik, Abbe Goldberg, Melissa Lefcourt, Jessica Golian, Samantha Cherif, Alex Kassimir, Laura Greengold, Jonathan Rosen, Spencer Levy, Melinda Spicer, David Taub, Sammi Azoulay, Kayla Weinstein, Adam Rubin, Garri Aronson, Adam Wagner, Andrew Werner
 
 
 
                                    Musical Numbers
 
 
Be My Baby …………………………………………………… Annie & Back-up        
Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home ……………………………… Darlene & Back-up
A... My Name Is Ellie …………………………………………  Ellie
Jivette Boogie Beat…………………………………………… Ellie, Shelley, Mickey
Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts…………………Nikki & Back-up
Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry………………………  Chirstina & Company
I Want to Love Him So Bad …………………………………. Ellie & girls
Do Wah Diddy ……………………………………………….. Jeff & Company
And Then He Kissed Me……………………………………… Ellie
Hanky Panky …………………………………………………   Jeff & Company
Not Too Young to Get Married……………………………       Darlene & back-up
Chapel of Love ………………………………………………   Company     
Baby I Love You ………………………………………………  Annie & Back up
Leader of the Pack……………………………………………  Annie & Company
Look of Love ………………………………………………...... Nikki & Company
I Can Hear Music……………………………………………… Annie & Company     
Rock of Rages………………………………………………… Ellie
Da Doo Ron Ron……………………………………………… Ellie & Company   
What a Guy……………………………………………………  Robin & Company
Maybe I Know………………………………………………      Shana & Company
Keep It Confidential………………………..………………       Elyssa, Alexis, Sara & Company
We're Gonna Make It ………………………… ... ……           Ellie, Annie, Darlene & Company  
River Deep Mountain High……………………….…………    Darlene & Company
 

The Radio is On

 

 Press Release

    It is 1963. The radio is on and The Ronettes are singing “Be My Baby”. Everybody knew the words but did anyone know who wrote this and many other popular songs of the 60s? Leader of the Pack, an engaging, energetic musical production will be presented by Roslyn High School’s Royal Crown Players on Thursday March 17th through Saturday, March 19th will put you firmly in the picture and by the end of the night you will have the writer's name emblazoned in your mind forever.The story is based on the life of 60's song-writing heroine Ellie Greenwich who penned some of the most memorable pop songs of the decade including “Doo Wah Diddy”, “Chapel of Love” and “River Deep Mountain High” together with husband and musical partner Jeff Barry.  Second only to The Beatles by winning six BMI Awards in one year and with all this success Ellie Greenwich remains to this day relatively unknown. Leader of the Pack tells her story through her ageless music, witty dialogue and stunning dance routines. Beehives, bouffants and a bevy of smash hits are woven in and out of a plot that takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride, from the delirium first felt at landing a job in the music industry and falling in love, to the depths of despair when her marriage falls apart. Reminding us that manufactured bands are not a recent phenomenon, the pair, who worked at Broadway's hit factory the Brill Building, churned out records at breakneck speed, often completing the cycle of writing to recording in the time it takes to boil an egg. It is for this reason that the show's musical numbers reads like a 'best of the 60s' compilation album. 

Lisa Goldberg culminates her RCP career as Ellie with Lee Taglin as Jeff Barry.  Ian Goldberg plays the notoriously quirky and arrogant producer Gus Sharkey.  The multi-talented cast recreate many 60’s stars including Darlene Love (Emily Hauser), Annie Golden (Sara Tazari), Christina Combs performs the role of Ellie’s mother Rosie, Nikki Nussbaum as Shelley and Shana Ditkowich as Mickey.  Amanda Schechtman performs as the lounge singer. The heart and soul of the show is featured by the Royalettes, the backup singing group that appears in mostly every song. The group is comprised of Elyssa Ackerman, Alison Farber, Alexis Shaw, Michel Aron-Bayof, Jacklyn Combs and Amanda Schechtman.  Pegah Moosazadeh, Danny Buslik, Abbe Goldberg, Melissa Lefcort, Samantha Cheirif, Alex Kassimir, Laura Greengold, Spencer Levy (Ba-Doom Guy),  David Taub, Sammi Azoulay, Kayla Weinstein, Adam Rubin, Adam Wagner, Hartley Abdekalimi, Arjun Khanna, and Andrew Werner round out the rest of the cast. The onstage band features bassist Jason Goodman, guitarists, Andrew Greenwald, Alex Cohen, and Spencer Schwartz; Beth Mand, drums; Anna Naito, Keyboards, Alex Goldklang and Tom Roccotagliata, saxophone; Steve Miller, trumpet and conductor Brad Frey on piano and organ.
 

Every member of the multi-talented cast takes turns in the spotlight, effortlessly interchanging from scene to scene. Leader of the Pack will delight every family member but most certainly, fans of the 60’s would be mad to miss this musical feast. Musical direction is by Brad Frey.  Choreography and staging is by Jennifer Buonomo and costumes are by Joseph Hoffman.  Set design and construction is by Ron Weaver, lighting design is by Andrew Gumper and Paulina Schwartz is assisting backstage.  The stage manager is Emily Niesenbaum with Emily Zahn as her assistant.  Set decoration is headed by Marie Inui.  The business manager is Michael Hofer with Monique Yashaya as assistant. Eric Feinstein is the set construction crew chief along with Matt Ronas and Eric Appleman. Andrew Imperato heads the lighting and tech crew. The sound design is by Doug Rowand with sound chief, Eric Lippe assisted by Keri Murtagh.

Leader of the Pack will be performed on Thursday, March 17th at 3:30 PM; Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM; and Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 PM.  All performances take place in the Roslyn High School Auditorium. To reserve tickets, call the RCP Box Office (Jocelyn Kitaeff and Amanda Ackerman, box office managers) at 625-6362 or you can visit our web site at http://rcp.roslynschools.org for further show information.  All reserved ticket prices are $10.

 

 
 

                              

What is RCP?

      The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School have been in existence since the beginning days of the school. The organization has always prided itself on the professionalism of its productions. It has showcased the finest talent in the Roslyn community and fostered an appreciation for the theatre. Past productions have ranged from Shakespeare to original musical presentations.

      An inclusive family, RCP has members not only on stage, but backstage as well, with the creative energies of set construction, choreography, lighting, sound, properties, scenic design, costuming, and make-up. Our business staff publishes two playbills a year and specializes in graphic arts. Our box office staff creates and manages a computerized ticket system, while our computer staff maintains all of our computers.

      RCP is a “real life” activity, from the nurturing of a script and score to the presentation of an opening night performance. The culmination of different students and talents with unselfish attitudes and the same creative aim, for your enjoyment, appreciation, and love for the theatre, we are the Royal Crown Players.

 

The Royal Crown Players Executive Board 2004-2005

Emily Niesenbaum - President
Andrew Werner - Vice President
Christina Combs - Corresponding Secretaries
Andrew Imperato - Recording Secretary
Monique Yashaya -
Treasurer

FRIENDS OF RCP EXECUTIVE BOARD

Katie Goldberg - Co-President
Anne Niesenbaum -Co-President
 Susan Zelman - Treasurer
Lisa Levine-Shapiro– Fund-Raising Dinner
Glenn and Patty Werner—Cast Party
Lynn Burros, Wendy Novick - Publicity
Richard and Judy Rosenblum - Photography
Lisa Levine-Shapiro -
Dress Rehearsal-Snacks

FACULTY ADVISORS

Brad Frey - Director
Ron Weaver - Stagecraft Director
Jennifer Buonomo - Choreography
Joseph Hoffman - Costumes

                                              Paulina Schwartz - Assistant Advisor

Past RCP Musicals

Anything Goes 1984
Bye, Bye Birdie 1985
Pajama Game 1986
Oliver! 1987
Whammy! 1988
Follies 1989
Guys and Dolls 1990
South Pacific 1991
Oklahoma! 1992
Evita 1993
Godspell 1994
The Most Happy Fella 1995
Tiananmen 1996
Into the Woods 1997
Anything Goes 1998
How To Succeed In Business ….. 1999
A Day In Hollywood 1999
Grease! 2000
Pirates of Penzance 2000
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown 2001
The Secret Garden  2001
The Pajama Game 2002
Songs For A New World 2002
Once On This Island 2003
Les Miserables 2003
Footloose 2004
Man of La Mancha 2004
 

 

   
 
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bfrey@roslynschools.org
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