Sadly, today we struck the set and started building the set for Godspell. When a show ends it is like a school year ending - relief with sadness over the breaking up of the team - maybe a reason so many teachers use their spare time to be involved in the Rockaway Theatre Company. Some experience withdrawal symptoms. I would too - but I have all the ed crap to fill in the gap.
|Mr. Goldstone surrounded by admirers - the young lady - grownup baby June - is an awesome talent - and going into her sophomore year at Fort Hamilton HS|
|Selfie by Kim Simek - a teacher who could be a professional actor - she delivered a performance as Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee as good as it gets|
|The entire cast - aged 7 to 72 - I'm 2nd oldest|
Some backstage fun.
|A selfie with me by John Panipinto who starred in How to Succeed...|
|Steve and Catherine - anchors aweigh|
|The Gypsy strippers|
|Oh, those costumes|
|Kim coming backstage to cheers at finale in what she termed "the role of a lifetime"|
|Catherine with Matt and John - Caroline the cow - Matt plays the rear end|
|Joe Hagopian and date|
|Steve really wanted to play Gypsy Rose Lee|
|Joe and John face off - see that young lady in background? She played Agnes - 16 years old and a natural on stage - goes to Scholars Academy in Rockaway - there were 2 other students from the school in the show|
|John and Jess - a teacher - in her other role when she is not Tessie Tura, the stripper|