Musical

‘In the Heights’ seeks to be culturally accurate take on Miranda’s production
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy/Xavier Theatre’s upcoming production of “In the Heights” at Xavier seeks to be accurate in its cultural portrayal of the largely Dominican-American New York City Washington Heights neighborhood. “The actors and crew of the show have committed to putting on an accurate portrayal of the script, the characters, and the story intended by Lin Manuel-Miranda,” said Elias Sabbagh ’17, who portrays Parigua Guy in…
‘The Addams Family’ strives to be uniquely humorous, relatable
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 | Sam McGhee ’16, left, and the “The Addams Family” cast rehearse their lines in February in the Blackbox Theater. “The Addams Family” is this spring’s musical, projected to debut March 17, 18 and 19. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Spring Musical “The Addams Family” is a whimsical and goofy yet ultimately relatable re-imagining of classic characters who can sing and dance this time…
Student bands showcase musical talents
By Michael Ahearne ’14 & Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP As Brophy musicians come together on and off campus they are able to showcase their musical talents in new ways to larger audiences outside of school. The student bands performed at the FAE showing their talents to the Brophy community. Saint Rosemary: A large group of Brophy and Xavier students stood up and crowded around the stage as band members…
‘A Very Potter’ sequel comes to the Black Box Theatre
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP “A Very Potter Sequel” is coming to the Black Box Theater Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be given out for free with the donation of one canned food item to any one of the cast members any time around campus. There will be no entrance without a ticket.
‘Once Upon a Mattress’ debuts March 22

By Brett A. Mejia ’13/THE ROUNDUP
Brophy’s spring musical production “Once Upon a Mattress” comes to Xavier’s Virginia Piper Performing Arts Center March 22.
Directed by Brophy English teacher Ms. Dorothy Dunnion and assisted by Brophy English teacher Ms. Susan Maynard, “Once Upon a Mattress” is a satiric retelling of the fable “The Princess and the Pea.”

Williams has passion, future plans for dancing

Whether he is harmonizing with the Brophy Men’s Choir or dancing and singing in school musicals, Gary Williams ’11 always impresses the crowd with a deep-seated talent for the performing arts.

Some of his roles in Brophy/Xavier productions include Fyedka in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Joey Biltmore in “Guys and Dolls” and Seaweed in the more recent musical “Hairspray.”

The making of a musical

What goes into putting together a Brophy production?
There is much more to it than most theatre-goers may notice. From set-building to long practices to opening night preparations and cast parties; Brophy productions are full of continued excitement.
What may be perceived as a simple scene is comprised of several actors, singers, dancers, musicians, sound and light managers, makeup artists, directors, painters and hours of practice.

Spring musical promises ‘fedoras and zoot suits for everyone’

Brophy-Xavier Theatre presents the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” in Xavier’s Performing Arts Center March 18-20 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available from cast members or Ms. Sandra Dennard in the Students Activities Center starting March 1 for $7.

For tickets, call Ms. Dennard at (602) 264-5291 Ext. 6285. Reservations placed with Ms. Dennard via telephone will be available at will call on the nights of the performance.