Keeping Up With the Drama Club!


Hey Crusaders! It’s been quite some time since I’ve updated you on the happenings of Cardinal Newman’s Drama Club. For those of you who haven’t heard, we’re pleased to announce our Spring Musical: Little Women! This timeless tale originally written by Louisa May Alcott has been adapted for the theater and we’re ecstatic to put on a performance for you all! If you don’t know the plot line of the novel/movie, Little Women centers around the life of Jo March, a young, ambitious woman in the late 1800s who yearns to publish her literature despite the hardships women were facing at the time. The story focuses on the lives of the March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy), their mother Marmee, their childhood friend Laurie, and the challenges they encounter as they grow older and learn to push through difficulties to find happiness in their lives amidst a plethora of changes. It will inspire, astonish, and delight you and we hope you will come to experience the joy of Little Women

For those interested in seeing our performance, mark April 29th and 30th at 7pm in your calendars! This show will be directed by the brilliant Mrs. Mirabent; senior Zachary Kaufman is our dedicated Stage Manager and sophomore Gracie Angleton is Assistant Stage Manager. Our Student Directors are Iliana Palumbo and Rafi Ascoto. Here is the official cast and crew list for Cardinal Newman’s 2022 Spring Musical, Little Women

The Leads 

– Daylen Jackson – Professor Bhaer 

– John Paul Condic – Mr. Laurence 

– Gabriela Miller – Amy March 

– Lily Monteiro – Aunt March 

– Mia Pariseleti – Meg March 

– Sophia Perez – Beth March 

– Alessia Prenda – Jo March 

– Quintin Surles – Mr. John Brooke 

– Christopher Tarafa – Laurie Laurence 

– Gabriella Treutle – Marmee March 

The Ensemble 

– Claudgena Alcime 

– Arley Gay (Understudy for Amy) 

– Jacob Heidelbauer 

– Jessie Joseph (Ensemble Captain) 

– Bailee Lizza 

– Makayle Rutledge 

– Nehelee Theliard 

– Henry Uible 

– Isabella Zanni (Understudy for Aunt March) 

Stage Crew 

– Janelle Williams 

– Dillon Schneider 

– Gabby Dantes 

Lighting and Sound Designers 

– Peter Heidelbauer 

– Solgiana Pierre-Gilles

– Anna Farley 

Costume Designers 

– Celine Singh 

– Joan Williams 

Set Designer 

– Lilly Visser 

Marketing/Fundraising Team 

– Bryan Brousseau 

– Brandon Brousseau 

– Julian Arroyo 

We are currently looking for a props manager/designer! If you or someone you know would be interested in a position that allows them to utilize their creativity and create props for our show while managing them backstage with our lovely crew, please let us know! If this is something you might be interested in, please feel free to reach out and email Mrs. Mirabent: [email protected] 

We’ve begun rehearsing for this fantastic show and have been eagerly learning our lines, practicing our songs, and designing our visions for sets, lighting, and costumes. Rehearsals currently take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm. Typically, we have 2 hours a week dedicated to vocal work and 4 hours a week dedicated to scene work. We are full steam ahead for this endeavor and we sincerely hope to see you in the audience! Until then, you can stay updated by following the Cardinal Newman Drama Club Instagram: @cnhsdrama 

“I want to do something splendid, something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women