Seussical Opens This Friday, April 7

Seussical Opens This Friday, April 7

“Seussical the Musical” opens this weekend! The shows will be on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium.

Tickets cost $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.

Namers Take Top Awards at One-Act Play Competition

Namers Take Top Awards at One-Act Play Competition

Earlier this month, Holy Name’s actors and actresses performed in The Cleveland Theatre Conference’s One-Act Play Competition at John Carroll University. The one-act they did was “Bite Me,” written by Holy Name’s own Claire Leff ’17.

Anna Regan ’18 and Tess Smith ’19 both took home the coveted “Best Performer” Awards for their roles as Bri and Harmony Ryan, respectively.

Grace Horvath ’17 received a $60 gift card to PlayhouseSquare for her performance as Amy Whittman, while Matthew Stracensky ’20 earned Great Lakes Theater tickets for his role as Max. Austin Hojdar ’20 and Lizzie Groth ’17 were also a part of the “Bite Me” cast.

Congratulations to these students! We look forward to seeing many of them perform in this year’s Spring Musical, “Seussical,” with shows on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium. Tickets cost $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.

Splash Literary Magazine Wins Award from National Council of Teachers of English

Holy Name’s 2016 “Splash” Literary Magazine recently won an award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). “Splash” received a rank of “Excellent” for Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Only a total of seven schools in the state of Ohio received this ranking level.

Congratulations to all who were involved in the creation of “Splash,” including English Teacher Mrs. Hirzel, Art Teacher Mr. Humphrey, and the many students who contributed the written entries and artwork!

Carlton Wright ’19 and Sarah Sparks ’18 Selected as ArtWorks Apprentices

Holy Name is proud of sophomore Carlton Wright and junior Sarah Sparks, as both students have been selected as apprentices in the ArtWorks program, which is held at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metro Campus.

As paid apprentices, Carlton and Sarah learn from master teaching artists, who help them enhance their skills, while also allowing them to express their creativity. At the end of the program, which is two days a week for 12 weeks after school, students take away knowledge and experiences that will prepare them for classroom work, as well as their future professions.

No prior art experience is needed to apply for ArtWorks. For more information, or to apply for the program, visit http://arts-inspiredlearning.org/artworks/afterschool/.

Holy Name Announces Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers”

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Holy Name is proud to announce this year’s Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers”.

“Lost in Yonkers” was written by Neil Simon. It won a 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and a 1991 Tony Award for Best Play.

Holy Name will perform “Lost in Yonkers” on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12. Both shows are set for 7 p.m.

The cast includes:

Jay – Austin Hojdar ’20

Arty – Matthew Stracensky ’20

Eddie – Aaron Herrmann ’17

Bella – Claire Leff ’17

Grandma Kurnitz – Tess Smith ’19

Louie – Kyle Wadley ’17

Gert – Anna Regan ’18

Understudies

Jay – David Muro ’20

Arty – Anthony Marchetta ’20

Bella – Anna Regan ’18

Louie – Dominik Frantisak ’20

Gert – Kaleigh McGreal ’20

Students Enjoy Time at Arts for All Event

Students Enjoy Time at Arts for All Event

On Thursday, May 12, Holy Name students spent a day at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea participating in “Arts for All.” This day is devoted to giving developmentally disabled children the opportunity to make art, sing and dance to live music! Holy Name students spent the day volunteering and helping with a variety of arts activities, including face painting (which the kids LOVED!). It truly was a great day for all!