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Spring Musical


Grease Dance

Date:
May 2-4, 2019

Night Performances:
TBD

Location:
IHS Gymnasium

Do you like to sing and dance?  Each Spring Immaculate presents a musical under the direction of Matt Farina, who has choreographed musicals at Immaculate, Joel Barlow High School and Musicals at Richter as well as performed in musicals at many regional theaters.  He assumed the role of director starting with the 2015 Musical at Richter's Hairspray and the 2016 Immaculate production of Oklahoma! with great success.

The Spring Musical is truly a community endeavor, involving students, faculty and parents in all aspects of bringing the show to life - acting, singing, dancing, set design and construction, costume design, make-up, marketing, lighting and sound, stage management, props.  

Auditions are held in early December with the first rehearsal just before Christmas break, and then continuing January through the end of April when the show goes on.  Rehearsals for the musical are held in the evening and some weekend days. Not every night is a full cast rehearsal - the Director, Producer and Musical Director create a schedule indicating who needs to attend when.  Set building occurs on one or two weekend days and in the evenings based on parent availability.

Immaculate has produced both classic and modern musicals. Students with prior experience and those trying theater for the first time are welcome to audition.  In addition to lead roles, there are supporting roles and ensemble roles available.

Photos From Grease

Seven Angels Theater Halo Awards Nominations

Grease - 2018

> Best Comic Male Performance in a Musical - Robert Fontenelli '21
> Best Comic Female Performance in a Musical - Marina Kolitsas '18
> Best Costume Design - Ilona Ludanyi '18
> Best Props Design and/or Management- Kristen LeFebvre '19
> Best Running Crew
> Best Stage Management - Kevin McCoy '18 and David Mercier '18
> Best Dancing
> Best Featured Dancers - Zach Demko '19 and Jillian Fredette '18
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical - Claire Goode '18
> Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Classical Musical - Zach Demko '19
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Musical - Lauren Garvey '18
> Best Classical Musical 
> Dance Molinari Scholarship (director nominated) awarded to Jillian Fredette '18 WIN

Fiddler on the Roof - 2017

> Best Dancing  WIN 
> Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Classical Musical - Logan Monaco '17 - Tevye  WIN 
> Best Classical Musical WIN 
> Best Lighting Design and/or Execution - Colby Bellone '19
> Best Sound  Design and/or Execution - Bailey Bellone '17
> Best Stage Management - Kevin McCoy '18
> Best Featured Dancer - Jillian Fredette '18 - Chava's Dance/Chavaleh Sequence
> Best Specialty Ensemble in a Musical - "To Life"
> JP Baughman '17, Matthew Christe '19, Sean Decker '17, Zach Demko '19, Bart Flaherty '19, Boneza Gaburungyi '20, Matt Gerbo '18, Douglas Girardot '17, Brian Kerins '17, Kevin McCoy '18, David Mercier '18, Trey Michaelsen '20, DrewMitchell '20, Matt Olencki '17, Lucio Santander '18, James Vigar '19, Zach Zuccala '17
> Best Chorus
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical - Giovanni Fardella '17 - Lazar Wolf
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical - Gigi Chapleau '20 - Yente
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Musical - Marina Kolitsas '18 - Golde
> Dance Molinari Scholarship (director nominated) awarded to Jillian Fredette  WIN 
> Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA) nominations
>Best Lobby Design - parent committee  WIN

Oklahoma! - 2016

> Best Lead Actor - Jack Garvey '16 - Curly
> Best Lead Actress - Marina Kolitsas '18 - Laurey
> Best Supporting Actress - Isabella Mercaldo '16 - Ado Annie
> Best Duo - Isabella Mercaldo '16 and Alex Gerbo '16 -- Ado Annie and Will Parker
> Dancing -- Okalahoma! Cast
> Best Featured Dancer - Jillian Fredette '18
> Best Featured Actor - Logan Monaco '17 - Jud Fry
> Best Classic Musical

Stephen Sondheim Award Nominations

Grease - 2018

> Best Supporting Actress - Marina Kolitsas '18
> Best Choreography - Matt Farina
> Best Direction - Matt Farina
> Best Musical  

CHSMTA nominations

Oklahoma! - 2016

> Best Director – Matt Farina
> Best Choreography – Matt Farina
> Best Supporting Actor - Logan Monaco '17 – Jud Fry
> Outstanding Lighting Design – RKE and Visual Wavelength LLC