March Fine Arts Articles

March 18
Big Arts Week Begins!
It's a HUGE week for Niles North Fine Arts.

The Band Concert is Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

On Wednesday, March 21, the Theatre Department hold auditions for the spring production of Henry V beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Also on Wednesday come out to see the Choir/Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

On Thursday, stop by the Great Frame Up, 2814 Central Street in Evanston, to see an exhibition of art from Niles North Students.

Then during the weekend, March 23-24, Take One and Sound Check, two of Niles North's three fantastic vocal jazz groups will perform at the Gold Company Invitational Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University. This is one of the nation's most prestigious educational vocal jazz festivals.

Good luck to all!

March 11
Meet the Cast and Crew of HELLO DOLLY!
Niles North Theatre presents the crowd-pleasing musical “Hello, Dolly!” on March 15 through 17 in the Niles North Auditorium at 9800 Lawler, Skokie. This is one of America’s most beloved musicals – following the adventures of New York’s most famous matchmaker. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling(847) 626-2122. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 15.

The cast: Rachel Sepiashvili as Dolly Gallagher Levi; Sarah Alkyer as Ernestina; Ryan Loach as Ambrose Kemper; Athanasia Giannetos and Erin Rourke as Horse; Robin Wallace as Coachman; Jonathan Berg-Einhorn, Will Boersma, Eugene Hyun, Andy Mabis, Ben Sahyouni, Glenn Weissman and Noah Zeidman as Lodge Members; Yiorgos Giannetos as Horace Vandergelder; Emma Decker as Ermengarde; Christopher Khoshaba as Cornelius Hackl; Dylan Connelley as Barnaby Tucker; Teresa Franks as Irene Molloy; Nina Roy as Minnie Ray; Joanna Vaklin as Mrs. Rose; Athanasia Giannetos and Andy Mabis as Policemen; Cathleen Lee, Erin Rourke and Robin Wallace as Suffragettes; Sally Alvarado as Little Girl; Jonathan Berg-Einhorn and Glenn Weissman as Firemen; Amy Hagedorn and Rebecca Pickering as Women’s Temperance League; Natalie Aleman, Hannah Sahyouni and Lauryn Schmelzer as Tony Pastor Girls; Ben Sahyouni, Julia Thummel and Joanna Vaklin as Athletes; Will Boersma and Noah Zeidman as Brewers; Will Boersma as Rudolph; Jonathan Berg-Einhorn as Stanley; Andy Mabin and Ben Sahyouni as Waiters; Amy Hagedorn and Erin Rourke as Cooks; Eugene Hyun as Judge; Lauryn Schmelzer as Court Clerk; and Andy Mabis as Tradesman. Members of the chorus: Jonathan Berg-Einhorn, Natalie Aleman, Sarah Alkyer, Sally Alvarado, Will Boersma, Athanasia Giannetos, Amy Hagedorn, Margaret Hensley, Eugene Hyun, Cathleen Lee, Andy Mabis, Rebecca Pickering, Erin Rourke, Ben Sahyouni, Hannah Sahyouni, Lauryn Schmelzer, Julia Thummel, Joanna Vaklin, Robin Wallace, Glenn Weissman and Noah Zeidman.

The technical staff/crew: Director: Timothy Ortmann; Orchestra Director: Daniel Gregerman; Choral Director: Candice Crane; Scenic Designer: Annaliisa Ahlman; Costume Designer: Teresa Ripley; Lighting Designer: Michael Rourke; Choreographer: Tim Veach; Hair Designer: Brian Fallon; Sound Designer: Daniel Ryan; Costume Assistants: Linda Room and Anita Scanlon; Scenic Assistant: Eric Jimenez; Properties Designer: Max Dolinko; Stage Manager: Shannon Rourke; Assistant Directors: Naveen Kanji and Camille Paskind; Dance Captains: Nina Roy and Lauryn Schmelzer; Promotional Materials: Zach Zirlin and Ken Otsuka; Production Assistants: Ann Hartdegan, Anne Zavell and Mark Allen; Assistant Lighting Designer/Light Board Operator: Nathan Selinger; Deck Managers: Sabina Dzelilovic and Alex Hammond; Stagehands: Casey Behrens, Danielle Kropveld, Alex Monte and Leah Shain; Spotlight Operators: Camille Paskind and Eden Atkins; Sound Technicians: Allegra Rosenberg and Jayde Torres; Costume Run Crew: Melissa Ewart, Hannah Davis, Jodie Herman, Maddie Martin, Julia Melnick and Sarah Morrison; and Fly Operators: John Sherman and Alon Stotter.

Pit Orchestra: Violin: Sidrah Ahmed, Sophi Huang, Annie Kim, Rosemary Larsen, Mary Montemayor, Mona Munshi and Matt Wong; Viola: Jonathan Luk and Rachel Shaykn; Cello: Rachel Burton and Zoe Hertz; Flute/Piccolo: Phoebe Yeo; Clarinet: Spencer Lidskin, Shannon Mascarenhas and Jeremy Moy; Alto Saxophone: Lucas Rosario; Bass Clarinet: Ashley Ferrer; Trumpet: John Kinne, David Ruth and Tina Tillman; Trombone: Michael Cox and Jonathan Sabin; Pianist: Richard Beebe; Bass: Robby Moss; Drum Set: Benjamin Mazor and Percussion: Leonardo Carrico.

March 11
FINE ARTS Parents Meeting Tuesday, March 13
Welcome ALL Fine Arts Parents! Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 1685 at Niles North High School.

March 11
Get Your Hello Dolly Tickets!
Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dollythe next stellar production by the Niles
 North Theatre Department

The musical extravaganza has a three-day run at the Niles North High School Auditorium in March, beginning with a free performance at 10 a.m. on March 15.

There will also be ticketed performances on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

So put on your Sunday clothes and head over to Niles North to see one of America's most-beloved musicals.

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows are $10 each and you can reserve them by calling 847-626-2122.





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  1. To ensure that the fine arts are part of a complete, well-rounded education at Niles North High School.
  2. To offer aid in helping fine arts students reach their full potential.
  3. To help enhance the overall experience of fine arts students.
  4. To help increase student participation in, and exposure to, fine arts activities.
  5. To increase parent and community involvement in supporting fine arts activities.
  6. To improve communication between fine arts parents, students, teachers, school administrators and the community.