Congratulations to our 2013 Mr. Ambridge champion, Mr. Tim Joy!
Tim performed a dance routine with Brianna Lubic to the song "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes during the talent portion of the contest. Runner up was awarded to Andrew Secrest, who twerked his way around the stage to a mash up of various dance hits. All of the routines were impressive. We had everything from Tyler Gaona's performance of Chopin's "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" on the piano to Brandon Gohn's "Green Acres" rendition that included live chickens, ducks, and goats. One unexpected highlight during the contest was an impromptu Harlem Shake featuring principal, Mr. Alan Fritz, doing the worm across the stage. Good luck to Tim and Andrew as they move on to the next round at Central Valley High School to compete for Mr. Beaver County.
Come join us tonight @ 7:00 p.m. in the Bridger Auditorium for the 8th annual Mr. Ambridge pageant! For a $5 donation you can watch the boys compete in the following categories: swim suit, formal wear, talent, Q&A, along with group choreographed dancing! The winner of tonight’s contest will go on to compete for the title of Mr. Beaver County. Our very own Tim Joy is the reigning Beaver County champion!
Performing tonight: (l to r) Cody Killmeyer, Tyler Gaona, Michael Sherin, Andrew Secrest, Tim Joy, Ben Riccio, Brandon Gohn. Not pictured: Tyrrelle Blakley
This year’s musical was directed by Lora Oxenreiter, with vocal and musical director Brenda-Harsch-Menjivar, choreographer Jessica Palliti and Mark Glaab as the student Stage Manager. The show took place March 7, 8, 9 and 10th in the Bridger Auditorium. It all started several months ago when students auditioned for the high school musical by performing a song and doing a two minute monologue. Forty students were selected for the cast for Curtains. (photos courtesy of Facebook, AAHS yearbook, and WPXI)
Dancer/Singers: Casey Brooks, Maddie Genre, Maris Hanna, Elena Meyer, Melissa Jones
COWBOYS Artie Ammon, Jordan Escamilla, Melissa Jones, Haven Kelly, Joseph Muttersbaugh
MERMAIDS Brooke Chickness, Maria Pane, Zoe Schwoebel
STAGE HANDS Veronica Ammer, Brooke Chickness, Tim Joy, Alexandra DeMarco, Valentina Powell, Jordan Escamila
SASHA ILJINSKY Jeff DeSantis
ENSEMBLE: Rachel Allen, Artie Ammon, Lydia Aquino, Ricco Aquino, Veronica Ammer, Casey Brooks, Brooke Chickness, Alexandra DeMarco, Jordan Escamilla, Maddie Genre, Marissa Golgosky, Maris Hanna, Melissa Jones, Molly Josapak, Haven Kelly, Carly Killmeyer, Elena Meyer, Joseph Muttersbaugh, Emily Nicks, Irene Palavros, Maria Pane, Cheryl Pieranunnunzio, Valentina Powell, Zoe Schwoebel, Kelly Sittig,
Curtains is a musical comedy murder mystery and is a tribute to the murder mystery/whodunit plots of the 1940s and 1950s. It is also a musical within a musical, which can be a little confusing at times. Curtains takes place in 1959 on stage of the Boston Colonial Theater. The musical being performed is Robbin’ Hood of the Old West, a bad Western adaptation of Robin Hood. When the very untalented leading lady is murdered on opening night, Lt. Frank Coiffi, a local police detective, who moonlights as a musical theater fan, shows up to solve the murder, but also saves the show, with a little romance on the side.
On Thursday, March 14th students at Ambridge Area High School were chosen to take part in a live broadcast from KDKA Radio News 1020 on the Mike Pintek show. The students were collected from various social studies classes in grades 9-12. The students discussed various local, national and international topics including immigration, gun control, social media, gay marriage, and texting while driving. The students did an outstanding job representing our district.
To listen to the entire broadcast please use following audio players. The podcasts are grouped in one hour segments (Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.) without the commercials.
Tune in to KDKA News Radio 1020 tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. for the Mike Pintek show LIVE from Ambridge Area High School! The broadcast will feature 40 of our students answering questions about local, national, and international political topics.
On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 members of Ambridge's musical, CURTAINS! visited Stepping Stones at the NHS building in Baden. The cast sang 3 songs from their show to a group of children with autism. The event came about when sophomore Artie Ammon's sister Amanda invited the cast to come and perform. The cast was delighted to come and share their talent. The kids also gave our cast a small performance, showing us HEAD SHOULDERS KNEES AND TOES. Ambridge CURTAINS takes place March 7th-10th at the High School.