Hoboken Patch Article
Thursday, March 24, 2011
WATCH JAMIKA'S INTERVIEW HERE
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WATCH ANGEL'S INTERVIEW HERE
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WATCH GABRIELLA'S INTERVIEW HERE
Posted by ZenHunter at 1:06 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
WATCH JIBRIL'S INTERVIEW HERE
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WATCH MELISSA'S INTERVIEW HERE
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WATCH IMANI'S INTERVIEW HERE
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WATCH SAMUEL OLMEDO'S INTERVIEW HERE
Posted by ZenHunter at 1:24 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
WATCH SAMANTHA'S INTERVIEW HERE.
Posted by ZenHunter at 4:46 PM
WATCH MICHAEL'S INTERVIEW HERE.
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WATCH DUKE'S INTERVIEW HERE.
Posted by ZenHunter at 4:30 PM
Derrick Ladson has a lot to be thankful for. He is an alumni of Hoboken High School and was a part of the theatre 10 years ago. Today he's the choreographer of "Hairspray". He has an interesting story to tell about the cast this year and wants to put you in the audience seat. Buy tickets today. The show goes up this coming weekend.
WATCH DERRICK'S INTERVIEW HERE.
Posted by ZenHunter at 4:26 PM
My name is Elizabeth Barry and I am the President of Elizabeth Barry & Associates. My firm is a strategic marketing, brand consulting, PR and design company that creates ad campaigns and winning taglines, websites, Facebook welcome pages and much more. A great majority of our clients are in the arts and creative fields so this project means a lot to us. We met Elizabeth Johnson and after she told us about the incredible students with their dedication, determination and will at Hoboken High School within the Theatre Program- there was no way we could turn down the opportunity to create the master plan one month prior to their spring musical "Hairspray".
Today I am pleased to say that within a month, we have secured more than 4 press stories including the Jersey Journal, Hoboken Patch, the Boken Online and the Hudson Reporter. We have more to come...
In addition to this blog, we are thrilled to begin telling you the individual stories of some of our students-straight from their hearts to your ears. They're living, breathing and eating theatre and their stories ring true to any young teen that loves the arts.
Please join in celebrating this video series by posting each one on your Facebook. If you're a Hoboken High School student, parent or fan, do your part. Pay it forward and thank you for watching our new video series.
CLICK HERE FOR THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
Elizabeth A. Barry
President, Elizabeth Barry & Associates, www.EBandAssociates.com
Posted by ZenHunter at 4:13 PM
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
“Hairspray” Set To Entertain Audiences March 25 - 27
The students of Hoboken High School are no strangers to stardom and this spring, they’re hoping to steal the spotlight from Carlos Bakery to garner their own local fan base.
Over 8 million American households watch the hit show “GLEE” and from Golden Globe and Grammy wins, theatre arts has mesmerized thousands of newfound fans as a popular phenomenon. Hoboken High School’s theatre students are hoping to nail their March promotions to pack the house and get audiences on their feet. “With that, we will feel like television stars ourselves,” they said.
In an effort to launch their name in lights within the one mile square town, students have put together an active blog entitled: “HOBOKEN BACKSTAGE-Your guide To Aspiring Young artists This Side of the River”- which depicts that there are qualified actors to be found outside of NYC. In fact, Angelica Rivera, a student in Hoboken High’s Musical “HairSpray”, and the choreographer, Derrick Ladson were handed the Black Youth Empowerment Award from Mayor Zimmer. Last year, Saquan Williams won a Governors Award with Christian Castro, Namibia Donadio, Pedro Jimenez and Javier Nieves capturing the award in previous years.
Local Strategic Marketing firm, Elizabeth Barry & Associates, which publishes a weekly email magazine connecting nearly 30,000 creative artists, has taken a liking to the teens and has offered to develop a Youtube series to visually portray how the arts change young, aspiring Hoboken lives.
“I was blown away from the recent story in The New York Times where Paula Ohaus, Program Director, explained that the Hoboken Theatre program houses 150 of the 500 students at the High School,” commented Elizabeth Barry. “After that, I yearned to put my efforts to good use and help the students achieve local stardom in town. With an inch of publicity, these kids can experience a positive attitude with drive, enthusiasm and increased dedication to specialized interests.”
The students have begun inviting neighborhood ‘fans of the 60‘s’ to their Spring Musical, “Hairspray” which will debut from March 25th through 27th at Hoboken High School. Interested attendees can visit www.hobokenbackstage.com to view the schedule for the show.
The students also appeared on a float in this past weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Washington Street to promote ticket sales and exposure to the busy crowds.
The teens will be interviewed mid March for their vlog series premiere at www.hobokenbackstage.com.
All residents who admire the arts are encouraged to learn how this town is harboring some of the most talented rising stars. Please come to the Musical, “Hairspray” and sponsor the students if interested.
For more information, please call 201.356.3731 or visit www.hoboken.k12.nj.us.
Posted by ZenHunter at 7:22 AM
This weekend, the exciting theatre students of Hoboken High School took to the streets. Their voices engaged the crowds throughout the Washington Street parade as they belted out tunes from "Hairspray" their upcoming musical, as well as other numbers. This is the first of many public appearances the students will create as they increase their promotions for the March 25- 27 premiere of the show.
Posted by ZenHunter at 7:20 AM
Friday, March 4, 2011
Awards and Recognitions
1998: HHS entered its first Paper Mill Playhouse competition with a production of Fiddler on the Roof and was nominated in three categories. Reny Rosado (Tevye) was nominated for Best Actor and went on to receive a scholarship to attend an intensive summer workshop at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
1999: Hoboken High School's production of Once on this Island won for Best Overall Musical in NJ at the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards. In addition, Erich Raush won for Best Musical Director and Vadim Avksentyev won for Best Lighting. HHS became part the "Adopt-a-School Program" sponsored by the Paper Mill Playhouse's educational department.
2000: Dreamgirls received nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Graphics. Malachy Orozco won the Best Supporting Actor category.
2002: West Side Story, received 13 Paper Mill Playhouse nominations including, Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Poster Design, Best Set Design, and Best Overall Production. That year, Hoboken High School received the most nominations than any other school in the state.
2004: Junior Pedro Jimenez received the prize for "Best Actor in the State of NJ" at the STANJ Festival held at Rutgers University. He also won the "Best Comedic Pairs" category along with partner Javier Nieves, a freshman at the school. Junior Colleen Kirk and Senior Manny Medina won "Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor," respectively, for Ragtime in the prestigious Rising Star Awards held at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Paper Mill Playhouse presented HHS with the Young Critics' Award. This exciting program allows our students to view a season of performances at the Playhouse free of charge to students. The program also includes performance and writing workshops for the students.
2005: Students from the Drama Program won "Best Large Group" for their performance of a scene from The Crucible, held at the Teen Arts Festival at New Jersey City University. Christian Castro and Kristina Merced also won in the "Best Pairs" division of the competition.
2006: Diandra Soto won "Best Actress" at the Paper Mill Awards for her performance in the musical Raisin.
2009: The Odyssey won 4 awards at the Montclair State University, "Theatre Night" Awards - Best Overall Production, Best Classical Production, Best Sound and Best Costumes. Joe McCourt and Diandra Soto were nominated in best actor categories. Paula Ohaus also won Best Director for the production. In June, Paula Ohaus received the coveted Jimmy Award for National Best Theater Educator.
2010: Saquan Williams received the award for Best Dramatic Monologue at the STANJ Festival at Rutgers University. Fires in the Mirror, originally performed in December 2009, was specially requested by the mayor of Hoboken to run as an encore performance in February 2010. Aida received nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Member.
Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory-Millburn, NJ:
Colleen Kirk, Michelle Martinovich, Malachy Orozco, Deborah Rodriguez, Jennifer Rosado, Reny Rosado, Saquan Williams
Christian Castro, Namibia Donadio, Pedro Jimenez, Javier Nieves, Saquan Williams
Posted by ZenHunter at 9:09 AM
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Hoboken High School theatre students are proud to say that they started with very little and to date, they are proud to be supported by the community. They are eagerly looking forward to this spring's performance of Hairspray and are happy to look back at this interview with their hearts in the right place for the future.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE
Posted by ZenHunter at 6:31 AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Get your tickets today for "Hairspray" based upon the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters. $10 general admission, $7 college students and $5 K-12 Students. Seniors, we got you... you're ticket is only $2.
Directed by Paula Ohaus, this play will brighten your day and bring you back to the hair-raising 60's decade. For more info visit www.hoboken.k12.nj.us.
Friday, March 25th, 8pm
Saturday, March 26th, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 27th, 2pm
9th and Clinton
Posted by ZenHunter at 5:56 AM