Max Chernin, Jim Stanek & More to Lead New Musical Passing Through at Goodspeed

first_img View Comments Max Chernin(Photo provided by Goodspeed Musicals) Casting is here for Passing Through, the highly anticipated new musical arriving at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre this summer. Directed by Igor Goldin, choreographed by Marcos Santana and music-directed by Matt Meckes, the previously announced production will run from July 26 through August 18 at the Chester, CT venue.The principal cast will include Max Chernin (Sunday in the Park with George) as Andrew, Jim Stanek (Fun Home) as Andrew’s Dad, Garrett Long (Dear Evan Hansen) as Andrew’s Mom, Celeste Rose (We Are the Tigers) as Karie and Jennifer Leigh Warren (Little Shop of Horrors) as Emma/The Professor.Featuring a book by Eric Ulloa (26 Pebbles) and a score by Brett Ryback (Nate the Great), Passing Through tells the true story of a young man (Chernin) who journeys on foot from Pennsylvania to California, collecting stories as he goes. When his trek brings to light an unresolved family crisis, he must use the lessons he’s gathered to finally confront his past.The ensemble will include Joan Almedilla (Miss Saigon), Reed Armstrong (Miss Saigon), Ryan Duncan (Getting the Band Back Together), Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!), Charles Gray (Grease) and Mary Jo Mecca (The Beauty Prize).Passing Through will feature scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Cory Pattak and sound design by Jay Hilton.last_img read more

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Dominican chosen as Caribbean Tourism Young Leader

first_img(Dominica News Online) A daughter of the soil has been selected as a Caribbean Tourism Young Leader. Her name is Namene James Rodgers and she is from Marigot but resides in Antigua and Barbuda. She was selected by the Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Association recently when they launched the inaugural programme named Young Leaders Forum. It’s basically a program designed to engage with up and coming hospitality professionals in a series of discussions, learning opportunities and engagement with industry leaders. Namene is employed at the Cocos Hotel and she applied and was accepted to represent the twin-island state at the official launch of the programme in Miami this month. Her journey in the tourism industry started around eight years ago while she was a university graduate. Read more at: Dominica News Online Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Caribbean tourism officials to focus on business, service excellence(St. John’s, Antigua) – As Caribbean tourism rebounds, tourism practitioners within the region are making their next strategic move by focusing on enhancing the quality of their product, and developing a strong culture of service excellence.  The Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Hugh Riley and other well-known Caribbean tourism…March 29, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness?(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November. The 17-year-old Hylton will join…October 31, 2018In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries17 July, 2018 –  Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Saint Lucia today signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in the CARICOM Member States. The financing agreements amount to €30 million. The agreements were signed in Brussels in…July 17, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Two UWF Argos have Earned AVCA All-American Honors

first_imgDecember 10, 2019Division II AVCA All-American TeamsWest Florida All-American Awards LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced the 38th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball. This year the Argos have two players selected for All-American Honors.Jordyn Poppen, West Florida, OH, Sr.Stats: 3.39 K/S, .246 Hitting %, 3.38 D/SShe is the seventh AVCA All-American for West Florida and the fourth AVCA All-American Third Team. For UWF all of their AVCA All-Americans have come since 2007, none before.This season Poppen has left it all on the court for her team and her senior year. When being asked about her success throughout the season and winning awards, she has always responded with, “The awards are nice, but they are not the goal or the focus. I care more about the winning and my team then I do about the records.” Poppen is an all around leader and people have noticed.This season, Poppen has earned 2019 AVCA All-Region team selection, D2CCA All-South Region First Team selection, for the first time in UWF history, D2CCA All-South Region Player of the Year, First Team All-GSC and GSC Player of the Year. She has been GSC Offensive Player of the Week, earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at Pacer Invitational, Springhill Suites Invitational and was on the All-Tournament Team for the 2019 GSC Tournament along with being the tournament’s MVP. Poppen has earned 22 double-doubles this season. Veresia Yon, West Florida, MB, RS-Fr.Stats: 2.83 K/S, .337 Hitting %, 1.11 B/S, 142 TBShe is the tenth AVCA All- American Honorable Mention for West Florida in program history. This is the fifth year in a row where the Argos have had a player earn this honor since 2015.To receive this honor is outstanding on it’s own, but to do this as a Freshman only tells you what kind of player and person Yon is. The potential she has to continue to succeed is right in front of her and like Poppen, she plays for the team.This season, Yon has earned 2019 AVCA All-Region team selection, D2CCA All-South Region First Team selection, All-GSC First Team, and has won GSC Freshman of the Week three times this season. Yon has broken the UWF school record for blocks in a single season with 142 blocks. There have been 11 matches in the season where Yon hit above  .400 already placing herself in the UWF Record books yet again as a Freshman.The 2019 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee: Flip Piontek – Central Missouri (chairperson), Laurie Lokash – Slippery Rock (Atlantic Region), Chris Herron – Washburn (Central Region), John Titus – Caldwell (East Region), Wick Colchagoff – Findlay (Midwest Region), Mika Robinson – Rollins (South Region), Chuck Waddington – Angelo State (South Central), Jackie Buchanan – Chowan (Southeast), Chris Green (West Region).How to Follow the Argos: For complete information on UWF Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @UWFVolleyball and on Instagram at @UWFVolleyball.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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