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Drama Club Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Amityville High School Drama Club put on a weekend performance of the classic Broadway show “Little Shop of Horrors” on March 20-22 in the high school auditorium.

Starring Andrew Abate as Seymour, Aidan McGlone and Meghan Jacobsen as Audrey, and Ruben Fernandez as the cranky Mr. Mushnik, along with an ensemble cast of street urchins and townsfolk, the performance dazzled audiences with a sharp set and talented singers.

The offbeat hit show about a down-and-out young man living on skid row and his flesh-eating plant was originally a low-budget film produced in 1960, and again in 1986 starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.

The Amityville drama production was directed by Melissa Asbell, with help from assistant director Gerald Asbell. Other stars of the show included Patrick Abate, Alisha Alexandre, Quanisha Alexandre, Shiloh Bennett, Melissa Beresoff, Deborah Bichotte, Amanda Boegle, Jahleel Butler, Lawrence Haave, Kyle Hobson and Kiara Kearse, along with little stars Tiffany Asbell and Kira Lee.

A dedicated crew of student stagehands made the plant, Audrey II, and set design come to life.

HS Students Are Reading Buddies at Northwest


Members of the 10th-grade student council at Amityville High School dropped by Northwest on March 25 to read their favorite children’s books to second-graders.

Gathered in the school’s library, students in Tom Siegel’s second-grade class sat at the round tables with the bigger kids, listening to the stories and asking questions. The high school students spent the better part of the morning volunteering their time with the youngsters.

The Amityville student council is led by president Madison Daly, who read to the students along with fellow council members Fajeann Charles, Meghan Jacobsen, sisters Kiana Kearse and Kiara Kearse, Lezly Preza and Ariana Sims. High school teacher Kelly Morenus accompanied the 10th-grade reading buddies.

HS Band Marches in Iconic Parade

The Amityville High School Marching Band took part in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, joining in on a New York tradition of more than 250 years.

Marching behind the leadership of the 2015 grand marshal, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Amityville band paraded down 5th Avenue from 44th Street, past St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and finished at 79th Street.

Band director Brian Wishin escorted the group and led the section. Browse the photo gallery for a look at some of the band members in action.


Thursday, April 02, 2015