It wasn't long ago that the current Amity High School Stars including Audrey Jurzyk, Marty Gnidula, Carly Chervenak and Sydney Sherrick were actors on the THS stage. And, so as tradition would have it, on Tuesday, February 12th at 4 p.m., they will return to pass on their theatrical wisdom to the 100 actors in the current THS Drama Club!

Audrey Jurzyk, a freshmen at Amity High School, starred in six shows at THS. She was adorable as a Albina the Munchkin in "Wizard of Oz." As a second grader, she stole the show as Peter Pan and in third grade she wow'd us as Bebe a Villager in Beauty and the Beast. By fourth grade, however, she found her voice and sang a solo, "Feed the Birds" in "One Man's Dream." She continued singing her heart out in fifth grade as Alice in "Alice in Wonderland" and we will never forget her fantastic performance as Ursula in "The Little Mermaid."

Marty Gnidula, a junior at Amity High School, kicked his drama career off in fourth grade as Pirate Bill Jukes in Peter Pan. By fifth grade he was growing as an actor and took on the role of the Prince in Beauty and the Beast. By sixth grade, he played the part of Alladdin and Sultan in "One Man's Dream." His director's Diane Dalle Ave and Donna Ricciardi said,"Who can forget Marty's SWAG as Alladin."

Sydney Sherrick, a junior at Amity High School, stole our hearts in her first show in third grade as the Tin Man in "Wizard of Oz." In fourth grade, she played Wendy in "Peter Pan" and by fifth grade she didn't disappoint as Lumiere in Beaty and the Beast. By sixth grade, she was managing the stage and playing the part of Iago the Parrot in "One Man's Dream."

Carly Chervenak, a senior at Amity High School, joined the THS Drama Club as a sixth grader but she left her mark on stage as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast". She learned her lines quickly and danced and sang her heart out.

Audrey Jurzyk plays the lead in Amity High School Production in 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Turkey Hill School Drama Club's writing team will be at drama practice at 4:10 p.m. to chat with the 99 actors about the story, Halloween, Again!

THS actors will have a chance to ask the writers how they created their characters, how they come up with some of antics the mean girls try and reveal some of the funniest moments in creating a script.

Parents, teachers and friends are welcome to join us for this exciting event at Turkey Hill School at 4:10 p.m. in the gym. Come meet Claire DeRosa, Josh Rosewater, Ella Fairty and Gary McVety as they chat with students and director, Deborah Sansone about writing THS Drama Club's first original show.

Updated: Jan 9, 2019

This week more than 90 actors will begin learning about the characters they will play in the THS Drama Club's first original show, "Halloween, Again." One special character in this year's show is "Midnight the Cat." He's a special cat who was inspired by a real-life feline living with a THS family.

"I stopped by a fellow director's home one afternoon to discuss costumes," says Deborah Sansone, show director, "There was this beautiful kitten, Albert. He was shy but curious. His eyes said so much and he was so adorable, I had to suggest a black cat to our writers."

The writing team including 7th grade Amity Middle School student, Gary McVety, 5th Grade former THS Student, Claire DeRosa and current 5th graders, Ella Fairty and Josh DeRosa, loved the black cat idea and so Midnight was born. Midnight the Cat is a full character in our show. He has the ability to communicate through only one word, "Meow." But somehow his owner can understand him.

Three very talented third graders will be playing the part of Midnight the Cat including Albert's owner, Jake Donohue. It may seem like an easy job, but it will prove to be a challenging role since Midnight's meow's means different things.

We hope our actors have as much fun playing Midnight as we had creating him! Don't miss Midnight's premier on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m.

Albert loves to work on the script with friend Buddy the Dog.

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