Talent Abounds in Whitman’s Performing Arts Center

Frank Gently, played by the talented Marco Chiriboga (right) enjoys a moment skipping stones with his son, played by Josh Muellers.
Frank Gently, played by the talented Marco Chiriboga (right) enjoys a moment skipping stones with his son, played by Josh Muellers.
Left to right: Keara Shea, Brianna Ruotolo, and Tyler Phelan agree with Sir Charles, wonderfully played by Nate McNally.
Left to right: Keara Shea, Brianna Ruotolo, and Tyler Phelan agree with Sir Charles, wonderfully played by Nate McNally.
Amanda Smuss and husband Sebastian Rosa would later deal with one of wars horrors as they prepare to send their son, played by Brendan Kispert, off to war.
Amanda Smuss and husband Sebastian Rosa would later deal with one of wars horrors as they prepare to send their son, played by Brendan Kispert, off to war.
Patrec Alexander Jones Brown has been a fixture on Whitman’s stage for many years and hopefully we will get to see him again before this talented senior graduates.
Patrec Alexander Jones Brown has been a fixture on Whitman’s stage for many years and hopefully we will get to see him again before this talented senior graduates.
Student Chelsea Perry feels the wrath of her teacher Jack O’Loughlin.
Student Chelsea Perry feels the wrath of her teacher Jack O’Loughlin.
Torn between making bombs, left to right: Olivia Bamberger, Samantha Carey and Juliana Sgaraglio question the factory boss.
Torn between making bombs, left to right: Olivia Bamberger, Samantha Carey and Juliana Sgaraglio question the factory boss.
Taking a headcount after a long night of bombing.
Taking a headcount after a long night of bombing.
Pamela Carey plays a young woman forced to deal with the relentless bombings.
Pamela Carey plays a young woman forced to deal with the relentless bombings.
When a German Pilot is caught, played by Josh Berger, some of the residents of London take matters into their own hands.
When a German Pilot is caught, played by Josh Berger, some of the residents of London take matters into their own hands.

Congratulations to Walt Whitman High School Theater Director Sue Turner Radin and her wonderful cast and crew. “This talented team illuminated the Performing Arts Center throughout last weekend, moving us to both smiles and tears with their production of ‘Front,’” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jared Bloom. “Audience members could literally feel the depth and breadth of life in WWII England as the famed "London Blitz" tested the strength and character of the British people.”

We join in commending these remarkable performers and directors and thank them for adding so much to the culture of our schools.

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CAST:  April Carmine, Marco Chiriboga, Pamela Carey, Joshua Muellers, Nate McNally, Keara Shea, Tyler Phelan, Brianna Ruotolo, Juliana Sgaraglio, Brendan Kispert, Alex Carlin, Paul Schiller, Shadae Graham, Amanda Smuss, Sebastian Rosa, Joshua Berger, Patrec Alexander Jones Brown, Jack O’Loughlin, Samantha Carey, Olivia Bamberger, Julia Rinaldi, Hunter Millman, Liora Hyman, Delia Botta, Chelsea Perry, Lucy O’Loughlin, Juliet Berger

Director:  Susan Turner Radin

Lighting Designer:  Alex Dollin

Sound Design:  SDE Productions, LJ Saburro

Set Designer:  Brian Barteld

Costumer:  Susan Turner Radin

Assistant Costumer:  Max Fisher

Lamplighter Advisor:  David Rickmers

Language Coach:  Jason Fisher

Vocal Coach:  Liora Hyman

Stage Managers:  Mollie Korn (Shadow:  Sarah Nace)

Asst. Stage Manager:  Nina Rodriguez, Caleb Thompson (Shadows – Jake Cartisano, Skyler Pekarek)

Backstage Crew:  Chris Corallo, Meghan Kramer, Reyha Mete, Rebeca Oltedal, Hannah Cruz, Katie Block, Olivia Cunsolo, Daniella Padinha

Sound Crew:  Abbie Yaeger, Carl Constable, Shaan Khan, Ashley Winch

Lighting Crew: Hailey Rankel, Ashar Farooq, Ryan Proce, Beineon Portmore-Davies

Set Decorators: Jake Cartisano, Hannah Hyman, Michelle Mullin, Isabelle Delfico, Sophie Dalton, Reyha Mete, Eliana Simoneff, Sophia Sieli, Saskia Dormeus, Brianna Iacovone

Hair & Make-up Artists:  Max Fisher, Deanna Tabibzada, Sarah Gemunder, Julia Seitz, Liora Hyman, Olivia Bamberger, Heather Aadal, and Sophie Dalton.