Tag Archives: high school musical productions

By Barb Van Atta A shout-out to Press & Sun-Bulletin reporter Meghin Delaney for her ongoing series of articles on Union-Endicott High School’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. For years, one question has always been on the minds of those of us whose extracurricular endeavors and/or those of our children have centered around auditoriums, not gymnasiums: “Why don’t high school arts get the same media attention as high school sports?” As Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Press and now as editor of...
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By Barb Van Atta “March Musical Madness.” With a nod to collegiate basketball, that’s how Larry Kassan, director of special projects for the Binghamton City School District’s Rod Serling School of the Arts, describes the upcoming season of Broadway musicals presented by high schools in Broome County. Performances begin this weekend -- with Binghamton’s Anything Goes and Susquehanna Valley High School’s Grease -- and continue through early May, with, as Kassan pointed out, many of the shows being presented in March. Audience members who have not seen a high...
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If you need proof that the future of the arts in good hands, look no further than your friendly, local high school musical. My family caught the absolutely amazing production of the school edition of "Les Mis" at Union-Endicott High School this past weekend. Super kudos to James Gleason and his entire team, both onstage and behind the scenes. If you're not familiar with this Broadway blockbuster, it's more opera than musical, with barely a spoken word. Those kids put their all into this show,...
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