Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This evening I took my bride to go see Jeff. She has known Jeff for over ten years now. Me, just a couple years. The difference . . . none. Jeff is a mellowed dude with great talent, who makes friends with everyone. He really enjoys what he does, and it shows in his play and song.
Here are a few photos from the evening. I did not run them through my compression program, which also places my tag on the photos. I wanted to see if the quality of the photos improved in the blog. This means a very long up load time too. So I do not expect to be doing this again. Please read my copyright. (Links to it at the top and bottom of this page.)
Many more vids to follow . . . check back later.
Harlem Avenue Lounge
3701 South Harlem Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
The Steepwater Band
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Book by John R. Powers
Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans
I am not Catholic, hence, did not go to a Catholic school. From listening to my Catholic friends, this musical represented what I had heard. It still proves that children will be children no matter where they are. They will experience life because that is what motivates them. They will experience within different structures, whether Catholic or public school. In the end, no matter what life challenges you with, everyone should follow their passionate dream and making it come true. You cannot go wrong if it is from the heart.
Eddie Ryan - Aaron Cappello
Becky Bakowski - Julia Fugger
Felix Lindor - Harry Ogrentz
Virginia Lear - Chloe Jancosek
Louie Schlang - Connor Khoury
Mary Kenny - Claire LeMonnier
Mike Depki - Alex Traina
Nancy Ralansky - Elise Bereolos
Sister Monica/Secretary - Brianna Dittmer
Sister Helen - Stephanie Sepiol
Sister Lee Gayle - Faulkner Kosalko
Father O'Reilly - Kevin Bellamy
I have to believe actors learn about life much earlier than most. They play different roles, whether being overbearing, or taking the brunt of a joke in a play or musical. They have to put their feelings out there. The TYTE dug deep to pull this off, on all levels. For this, I trust they will help protect others from whatever abuse they can identify as they go through life. Still, children will be children and will learn in their own way. This is where I believe the Catholic schools, or any other religious school, brings structure to help identify right and wrong. Children will test those waters in school, and find consequences in that controlled environment.
I cannot say enough how impressed I was with the TYTE. This musical brings back my child hood days. A reflection of what was good, and how I learned to change.
This musical could not have been pulled off without the assistance of staff. So here they are:
Assistant Director /Stage Manager - Isabel (Isy) Zuniga
Assistant Musical Director - Lauren Florek
Lights / Sound - Logan Spade
Crew - Aiden Varela and Cameron Adams
Director - Jeff Casey
Musical/Vocal Director - Elizabeth Tuazon
Set/Costume Design - Kevin Bellamy