As the curtain closed on Holmdel’s Indian Hill school play “The Princess Who Had No Name”, the students took a well-deserved bow. The December 14th play, by all measures, was a huge success. Indian Hill Principal, Tali Axelrod, exclaimed “Our all-purpose room was packed with parents, grandparents, teachers, and students who came to see the show. It was really a fantastic night!” HCAA president Amy Stark concurred “What a night, the performance was great… a wonderful community event. “
Of course the tragic events that transpired that day were on everyone’s mind. Ms. Axelrod appropriately opened the performance by requesting a moment of silence for the families of Newtown Connecticut.
HCCA (Holmdel Creative Arts Association) president Amy Stark spoke briefly about the new sound system, a mere 48 hours old, the system made a positive impact on the night’s performance.
The play opens as Hansel and Gretel (Jack and Hannah Sammut), encounter a Princess (Sarah Coleman) who has lost her memory and forgotten her name. As the princess wanders the Misty Forest trying to remember who she is, she encounters a bevy of story book characters who provide clues to her identity.
Rumplestiltskin (Casey Driscoll), Goldilocks (Cavan Lynch), Snow White (Jessica Kaden), Cinderella (Grace Kiechlin), Rapunzel(Jess D’Agostino), and the Queen of the North (Jordan Gilbert), just to name a few. At the same time Prince Reveille (Michael Campanella) is desperately trying to find her and accidentally rescuing other princesses along the way.
Director Robin Watts beamed, “I am so proud of the students’ performance Friday night! Everyone did an outstanding job! The new sound system was wonderful and really enhanced the show. Overall, the play was a success!” Axelrod added,” The play was a wonderful event and I was so proud of the children who erformed. Their acting was terrific and their costumes and sets really added to the enjoyment of the show.”
The cast is having a much deserved party on Friday and everyone is wearing their
“got talent” tee shirts to show their support for a job well done. If the Indian Hill Play left you wanting more, we are proud to announce that The Satz Musical “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for February 1st and 2nd (an evening and matinee showing), because like the tee shirt says Holmdel’s “got talent”!