New Albany High School to present ‘West Side Story’

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January 23rd, 2020     City schools

New Albany High School will present the seminal American musical West Side Story Feb. 7-9 at New Albany High School Auditorium.

The special school edition of West Side Story will be presented in memory of late teacher Linda Atkeison who invested so much of her time to providing excellent productions for our school district and who was loved as both an English teacher and musical director.

On the 30th anniversary of W. P. Daniel’s first production of West Side Story, NAHS wishes to honor those who were a part of the 1990 production. If you were a member of the 1990 cast, crew, or production staff and would like to participate in a time of honoring this special event, please make plans to attend opening night on Feb. 7 and join the 2020 cast for a meet and greet reception in the NAHS Media Center immediately following the show.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 9. Reserved seat tickets are $12 and general admission is $10. Call 662-534-1805 for reservations.


west side story logoCast members include:

Principals – Tony – Jake Moore; Maria– Laura Ruth Welborn; Consuelo– Bonnie Littlejohn; Francesca– Lilly Faith Childs; Anybody’s– Janiya Rutherford; Riff– Whit Robbins; Anita– Emma Reid; Rosalia– Chloe Amos; Bernardo– Max Spencer; Graziella– Layla Stewart

The Jets – A-Rab– Conner Mathis; Action– Arlando Gates; Baby John– Jamien Terry; Diesel– Lewis Creekmore; Snowboy– Logan Blakemore; Big Deal– Elliott Pullman; Gee-Tar– Juan Luna

The Sharks – Chino– Grant Richey; Pepe– Jordan Vaughn; Indio– Luke Bolen; Luis– Randy Trulett; Anxious– Wright Miskelly; Juano– Zac Conquest; Ricardo– Kalob Adair

The Jet’s Girls – Minnie– Maggie Moore; Velma– Maggie Jo Everett; Catalina– Jodi Parks; Clarice– Anna Austin; Pauline– Marlie Williams; Esperanza– Chloe Cobb; Alejandra– Jaylee Ragsdale

The Shark’s Girls  – Teresita– Madeline Blackburn; Adella– Madison Whitehead; Estella– Justise Hawkins; Marguerita– Meredith Ohler; Lola– Pacey Kelly

Adults – Lt. Shrank– Hayes Richey; Doc– Montgomery Owen; Officer Krupke– Eli Parks; Glad Hand– Tucker Shannon

NYC Police Force – Shomai Barry; Hayes Hemby; Kathryn Torres; Sarah Simpson

America Dance Ensemble – Bailey Robertson; Dakoyta Lesure; Katie Evans; Ruth Montgomery; Macy Willis

NYC Citizens – Emma Kate Young; Sophia Taylor; Catherine Vazquez; Morgan Pipkin; Gracie Hood; Christiana Rowan; Kailyn Cotton

 “Somewhere” Dream Sequence  – Lindsey Delashmit; Laura Grace Hardy; Hailey Hogue; Maggie Scott; Catherine Truemper; Anniston Hodges; Mary Spencer Little; Anna Tarrant; Katie Littlejohn; Ella Tyer; Peyton Henry

Coro Cantantes – Kyleigh Gibbs; Mentora Woods; Precious Moore; Coraima Tellez; Annabelle Sharpe; Amariz Tellez; Caitlyn Coleman; Kayleigh Mason; Summer Whiteside; Taylor Hall; Dayla Brennan; Jana Cornelius; Andy Jeter; Josie Foster


Stage Crew:

Seniors – Adrian Garcia; Francisco Guerrero – Assistant Stage Manager; Hunter Hodges – Student Stage Manager; Caudia Jeter – Curtain; Jonathan Pegues – Assistant Stage Manager

Juniors – Greta Blakemore

Sophomores – Emma Buskirk; Rebecca Coltharp; Joseph Durrett; Gia Vainisi; Nicholas Cathey

Freshmen – Owen Everett; Silas McKinney; Mayes Prescott; Darcy Garrett; Jesse Nicholson; Dawson Boyd; Sarah Black

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