GevaTickets for the Geva Theatre Center Stage Door production of "Private Lives" featuring McQuaid students will go on sale Tuesday, February 14. Tickets for this one-night only performance on Monday, April 3 are $16 and may be purchased at the Geva Theatre Center box office, by phone, or online. Please note that a $6 per order fee is charged for tickets purchased online.

Once per season, Geva Theatre Center asks a local Rochester-area high school to partner with them on the exploration of a production; this year they’ve asked McQuaid Jesuit to produce their own version of Private Lives, for a performance that takes place on the Geva set of Private Lives under Geva’s lighting and sound design, and run by Geva’s professional crew. Curtain for the April 3rd performance is 7 p.m.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Rehearsal Schedule

Date

Music/Dance

People

Time

Song

Feb 13

Dance

Full Ensemble

3:30-5:30

 

Feb 14

Blocking

Act II: sc 5

3:30-5:30

Jimmy, Billie, Milicent, Senator

Act II: scs 1, 2, 3

All actors who are in those scences

Music

Nick A. 3:00

Jessica S. 3:30

 

 

Feb 15

Dance

Full ensemble

3:30-5:30

 

Feb 16

Blocking

Act II: scs 1-5

3:30-5:30

Actors in those scenes

Music

Men start at 3:00

Full Ensemble

3:30-5:30

Full music entire show

Feb 17

CANCELED

Blocking

Act I: entire act

3:30-5:30

Actors in those scenes

Feb 20-24

Set Construction

Anyone who want to help

9:00-4:00

 

Feb 27

Dance

Full Ensemble

3:30-5:30

Full ensemble

Feb 28

Blocking

Act I- sc 1-4

3:30-6:00

Full Cast

March 1

Dance

Full ensemble

3:30-5:30

Full ensemble

March 2

Blocking

Act I- sc 5-8

3:30-6:00

Full Cast

March 3

Blocking

Act I

3:30-6:00

Full Cast

March 4

Stand and Sing

Full Cast

2:30-5:30

Full Cast Singing only

March 6

Dance

Full ensemble

3:30-5:30

Full Ensemble

March 7

Blocking

Act II

3:30-6:00

Full Cast

March 8

Dance

Full Ensemble

3:30-5:30

Full Ensemble

March 9

Blocking

Act I & II

3:30-6:00

Full Cast

March 11

Tech weekend

Act I & II

9:00am-6:00pm

Full Cast

March 12

Tech weekend

Act I & II

1:00-5:00

Full Cast

March 13

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

5:00 call

Full Cast

March 14

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

5:00 call

Full Cast

March 15

Opening Night

Performance

5:00 call

Full Cast

March 16

Performance

Performance

5:00 call

Full Cast

March 17

Performance

Performance

5:00 call

Full Cast

March 18

Performance

Performance and

Strike (directly following performance

5:00 call

Full Cast

 

 

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Vocal/Dance Assignments

Song

Character(s)

Actor

Act I

Sweet and Lowdown

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

Party Boys

Josiah Redman

Spencer Dovi

Roy Follman

Kidane Malik

Tom Crowley

Charlie Siragusa

 

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

Show Girls

Paige Spiehler

Emilia Duserick

Catherine Kennedy

Ruth Crowley

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Miranda Blood

Emily Jacobson

Joan Crowley

Julia Blatter

Nice Work

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

Nice Work- Reprise

Billie

Catherine Rizk

Demon Rum

Duchess

Jessica Snyder

 

Senator

Kellen McGrath

 

Chief

Max Coller

Vice Squad

 

Spencer Dovi

Roy Follman

 

Josiah Redman

Will Hourihan

Someone to Watch

Billie

Catherine Rizk

Delishious

Eileen

Natalie Leclair

Bubble Girls

Julia Blatter

Emilia Duserick

Catherine Kennedy

 

Paige Spiehler

Miranda Blood

Men

 

Charlie Siragusa

Frederick Rion

 

Kidane Malik

Jake Longuil

Chorus Girls Enter

Jeannie

Sarah Schwartz

Show Girls

Emily Jacobson

Sarah Schwarz

Emilia Duserick

Ruth Crowley

Paige Spiehler

Catherine Kennedy

Joan Crowley

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Miranda Blood

 

Julia Blatter

 

I’ve Got to Be there

 

 

Chorus Girls

Emily Jacobson

Paige Spiehler

Emilia Duserick

Julia Blatter

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Catherine Kennedy

Ruth Crowley

Joan Crowley

Miranda Blood

 

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

Treat Me Rough

Billie

Catherine Rizk

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Billie

Catherine Rizk

 

Chief Berry

Max Coller

Do It Again

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

 

Duke

Matt Loria

‘S Wonderful

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Billie

Catherine Rizk

Fascinating Rhythm

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Cookie

Nick Atkinson

Vice Squad

 

Spencer Dovi

Roy Follman

 

Josiah Redman

Will Hourihan

Men

 

Kidane Malik

Charlie Siragusa

 

 

Tom Crowley

 

Chief Berry

Max Coller

 

Duke

Matt Loria

Chorus Girls

Paige Spiehler

Emilia Duserick

Catherine Kennedy

Ruth Crowley

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Miranda Blood

Emily Jacobson

Joan Crowley

Julia Blatter

 

Act II

Lady Be Good (Dance)

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

Emilia Duserick

Catherine Kennedy

Frederick Rion

Emily Jacobson

Miranda Blood

Jake Longuil

Ruth Crowley

Julia Blatter

Kidane Malik

Joan Crowley

Paige Spiehler

Spencer Dovi

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Charlie Siragusa

Roy Follman

 

Josiah Redman

Will Hourihan

But Not For Me

Billie

Catherine Rizk

By Strauss

Duchess

Jessica Snyder

Sweet and Lowdown- Reprise

Cookie

Nick Atkinson

 

Duchess

Jessica Snyder

Do, Do, Do

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Billie (Spoken)

Catherine Rizk

Vice Squad

 

Spencer Dovi

Roy Follman

 

Josiah Redman

Will Hourihan

Hangin’ Around

Billie

Catherine Rizk

 

Jimmy (Spoken)

Andrew Molinari

Looking for a Boy

Duchess

Jessica Snyder

 

Senator (Spoken)

Kellen McGrath

 

Cookie

Nick Atkinson

Blah, Blah, Blah

Duke

Matt Loria

 

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

Let’s Call- Reprise

Billie

Catherine Rizk

 

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Cookie (Spoken)

Nick Atkinson

We’ve Got to be There

 

 

Chorus Girls

Paige Spiehler

Emilia Duserick

Catherine Kennedy

Ruth Crowley

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Miranda Blood

Emily Jacobson

Joan Crowley

Julia Blatter

Vice Squad

 

Spencer Dovi

Roy Follman

 

Josiah Redman

Will Hourihan

I’ve Got a Crush

Eileen

Natalie Leclair

 

Jeannie?

Sarah Schwarz

 

Emilia Duserick

Charlie Siragusa

 

Catherine Kennedy

Frederick Rion

 

Miranda Blood

Jake Longuil

 

Julia Blatter

Kidane Malik

 

Paige Spiehler

Spencer Dovi

 

Zahiana Vongphachanh

Roy Follman

 

Joan Crowley

Will Hourihan

 

Ruth Crowley

Josiah Redman

 

Emily Jacobson

 

Blah, Blah, Blah- Reprise

Jeannie

Sarah Schwarz

 

Duke

Matt Loria

Looking for a Boy- Reprise

Cookie

Nick Atkinson

 

Duchess

Jessica Snyder

Delishious- Reprise

Chief

Max Coller

 

Eileen

Natalie Leclair

Someone to Watch- Reprise

Jimmy

Andrew Molinari

 

Billie

Catherine Rizk

Bows

Company Dance

Company

       

 

 

 

Each September, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) sends out an application to area high school teachers soliciting names for students to make up its Festival High School Chorale that sings with them at their Gala Christmas Concerts. This year, Josiah Redman, '19, Gabe Gelke, '19 and Matt Loria, '17 were selected. The concert runs December 16-18 and will be under the baton of RPO Principal Pops Conductor, Jeff Tyzik.

PRIVATE LIVES CAST

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH ALL THE WAY THROUGH. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!

First, let me say thank you to all who auditioned for Private Lives. I sincerely wish I could have cast all of you, but that just isn’t possible with such a small cast show, and as you know there are many factors that have had to be considered. That said, there are still opportunities for you to be involved in this project by working on lighting, sound, scenic elements, costumes, props, stage management, wardrobe, and wig and makeup, plus any other show specific opportunities that may arise. These students would also meet with their Geva counterparts and attend several production meetings, technical rehearsals, etc. Likewise, if you are interested in fundraising, journalism, graphic design, photography and the visual arts, you would be involved in poster design, playbill creation, publicity and community engagement efforts to share this project with your own community. You also would be meeting with Geva’s marketing and development staffs to exchange ideas. So if you are interested in any of these other areas, please send me an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let me know of your interest. I am putting together a list now. In any event, I would look forward to seeing all of you underclassmen at auditions for next year’s McQuaid productions.

 

The following have been cast in the show. The act for which you will be performing will be determined after the read-thru which will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 3:30 in the Auditorium at which time you will receive your script.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME BY SUNDAY NIGHT AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TO CONFIRM THE ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR PART.

SYBIL: Amanda Blood, Emelia Duserick, Catherine Kennedy

AMANDA: Ruth Crowley, Olivia Laniak, Natalie Leclair

ELYOT: Max Coller, Matt Loria, Kellen McGrath

VICTOR: Paul Bianchi, Roy Follman, Fred Rion

LOUISE: Kate Holihan, Emily Jacobson

If any of you who auditioned have questions please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Northeast Region-At-Large Scholastic Art and Writing Awards were announced Wednesday, February 3. Congratulations to the following students who won awards for their artwork:

Honorable Mention: Sean Connolly, '18; Shane Fetzner, '21; Hiran Khatri, '18; Delancey Hobbs, '19

Silver Key: Raphael Abel, '16; Jacob Dambra, '18; Robert Jacobson, '21; Ben Olyer, '16

Gold Key: Jack Aman, '18; Max D'Aurizio, '16

In addition, Daniel Ammon, '16 won two Honorable Mention awards for poetry.

Congratulations to all of these young men!