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March 2010

CAREY CLIPPER

Wizard of Oz Pit

VOL. LV No. 3

Wizard of Oz Stage Crew

Christina Bush, Mike Costa, and Allison Adler

Jeffrey Samuel

This year, the Carey High School Musical Society performed a dazzling rendition of The Wizard of Oz based on the book by L. Frank Baum. The actors have spent many hours after school putting in work to make the show memorable. However, the show could not be as outstanding without the pit orchestra, conducted by Ms. Hope Bagley, a former munchkin in Carey's 1995 production of the musical. As Bagley puts it, "The cast can't do anything without us!"

The stage lights go up, the house lights go down, and there is silence in the whole theater. The actors emerge and the set is visible. But do you ever wonder how it all got there... How the sets were made, how they were brought out during that little time, and how It all just seems to fit perfectly? There is a small group of people who make all of this possible. Without them, you can say that there truly will not be a show. Stage crew does a wide variety of jobs. First , there comes making the sets, they’re told to make something, and they do it. It can be anything from trees to fences full houses. It has to be made and painted and this requires a lot of work. Then, when the show comes, they have to move all those props on and off stage and when the scenes change. This job is very hard and you have to be very precise. It also sometimes requires some strength because some of the props are rather heavy. It takes a lot of practice to get all the scene changes in one play down pat, but in the end it’s worth it. The lighting is also a very important job stage crew is in charge of. This takes a lot of precision and they have to pay close attention to the play in order to know what to do with the lighting. Doing the curtain and making sure that it’s closed and opened at the right times is also important to the play. All together, Stage Crew takes a lot of patience, a lot of dedication, and a lot of persistence. Even with the amount of pressure and difficulty, Stage Crew is a very enjoyable experience. I look forward to it every time. The members are a great, funny group of people who make it as great as it is. I look forward to it next year as they help with the next play or production.

Often, high schools hire professional musicians to play along with the cast, but the Carey Music Department prefers to use students. Due to the difficult level of the music, an audition is required to become a member of the pit. Despite the fact that the challenging music can frequently become frustrating, it can be very rewarding and help the students grow as musicians. "The students play music written for the pros. It is very challenging but has benefits. The students have to experiment with different rhythms and keys that they don't usually see until college," says Bagley. This year, the pit consists of some new student musicians and several experienced ones. Clarinetist Victoria Violo, a junior at HFC, participated in both Footloose and Beauty and the Beast. This year’s pit music exposed Victoria to different types of music she isn’t used to seeing but she feels that it helps her talent grow more. (Continues on page 9)

A Close Margin: LI Challenge Brian Camarda H. Frank Carey's Long Island Challenge team has been meeting periodically throughout the past few months to prepare for the next taping of the high school game show on MSG Varsity. On March 1st, team members Jeremy Poserio, Puikei Cheng, David Nieves, Kristina Troha, and Brian Camarda, along with advisors Mr. Messinger, Mr. Frino and ten other student supporters, all boarded a bus to compete in "The Challenge's" second round against JFK-Bellmore High School. The game show consists of four different segments; Multiple Choice, Lighting Round, Free Response, and Complete 180. In Round 2, questions ranged from facts about bears and lab equipment to questions about literature and Alice in Wonderland. After a very close and nerve racking game, along with a drawn out controversy over "pi," JFK-Bellmore overtook Carey and pulled out a win of 285 to 270. This year's Challenge team is the only team from Carey that has ever made it past the first round of "The Challenge" and will surely be remembered for that accomplishment. The Round 2 episodes recently aired on iO's MSG Varsity on March 21st, however, Optimum subscribers can watch the episodes anytime on demand on channel 614. Those who do not have iO can watch the episode online at www.powertolearn.com/challenge.

Published by the students of H. Frank Carey High School Franklin Square, NY 11010 Mrs. Valerie Angelillo, Principal Ms. Sharon Flynn, Assistant Principal Ms. Lorraine Wright, Assistant Principal Mr. John Kenny, Assistant Principal Editors in Chief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Sarfin & Arianna Krizek Layout Editor/Web master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Camarda Entertainment Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Megan Camarda Business Editor/Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alana Mutum Photography Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kunal Mullick Historians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Adler & Theresa Simorella The Clipper Staff: Jen Aalbue, Amina Antoury, Nicole Armocida, Michael Babich, Nicole Barrantes, Alex Bieler, Deanna Brusca, Keith Camarda, Matt Capp, Stefani Cassidy, Puikei Cheng, Louie Cona, Raquel Cona, Christina Crescimanno, Shannon Darcy, Olivia DiMeglio, Alexandra DosSantos, Ronald Eith, Haley Friscia, Divya Ganeash, Kaitlyn Gioia, Maria Grisafi, Valentina Grisafi, Ryan Hensley, Basma Khafaga, Samara Khan, Sayyeda Khalfan, Nicole Lara, Becky Marks, Sabrina Melgarejo, Valeria Mendoza, Isabella Mongelli, David Nieves, Rebecca Pari, Jeremy Poserio, Fahad Rajput, Anastasia Reilly, Ruth Rodriguez, Gianna Roselli, Jackie Sabatino, Jeffrey Samuel, Monica Scatigno, William Schuster, Kerrianne Stewart, Chrissy Talbot, Kyrstin Topalian, Nicole Turato, Dorey Veron, Caterina Viti

Advisor.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mrs. Dorothy Drexel Business Advisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Terry Troha Newspage 2

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