DRAMA CLUB NEWS:
information on Upcoming Events
A Christmas Carol & It's a Wonderful Life at PVP - After two successful sold-out performances at the Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheater, the award-winning Ridge Drama Club is offering virtual encore presentations of the shows. A handful of actors, inhabiting the roles of Radio actors, brought dozens of characters to the stage, as each familiar story unfolds. At their microphones with a few costume pieces, live sound effects and live musical underscoring, these holiday classics will came to life just as they would have in a 1940s Radio Broadcast Studio! We are beyond proud and thrilled to brought live theatre and holiday cheer to our community in a safe, creative way!
Literature to Life - Literature to Life is a program for the elementary schools in Bernards Township that directly coordinates with the set curriculum, bringing different books and lessons to life using the art of immersive theatre. Members of I.T.S. each recorded and edited themselves performing different children's books, which was later sent out to each elementary school in the district. For more information visit the I.T.S. tab on the Ridge Drama Club website.
Thank You, Five (Hundred)! - Our Thespian Honor Troupe (ITS Troupe 7742) ran an online donation-based food drive aiming to raise $500 to buy groceries for families financially affected by COVID-19 in partnership with Newbridge Church. Receiving an outpouring of support from Ridge Drama Club, they ended up surpassing their goal by $330, enabling them to provide hundreds of meals to families in need!!
The Foxy Awards - For our 2019 Fall Play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, we won FOUR Montclair State Theatre Night Awards, including Best Overall Play!! We are so proud of everyone involved. Nominations/Wins Include: Outstanding Achievement in Period/Fantasy Costume Design, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design, Outstanding Achievement in Stage Direction (Mrs. Harvey) - WIN, Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Classical Play (Max Rodriguez), Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Classical Play (SG Prejean), Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in a Classical Play (Nick Casey), Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Play (Annabel DelGiorno) - WIN, and Outstanding Production of a Classical Play - WIN, and Outstanding Overall Production - WIN!
Showtime! Don't Stop the Music - Due to COVID-19, this year's end of the year showcase was moved virtually on Youtube! So proud of our student run virtual productions. Thank you to the production team and all who participated!
Student Directed Musical - As a final project on her independent study, Senior McKenna Moore will making her directing debut of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Starring Drama Club members of all grades, this virtual show will premiere on the Drama Club Youtube on June 4th!
Season Uploads - To entertain during the quarantine, we will be uploading past Drama Club seasons on our Youtube Channel so you can watch our past plays and musicals from the comfort of your own home! Check our Instagram to stay updated on the season drops!