Backstage at Curtains: interview with student directors Bryce Goyer and Kayla Lanza

Leonard Bopp sits down with student directors Bryce Goyer and Kayla Lanza backstage before the Friday night performance of “Curtains” by the Guilderland Players.

Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. The show has three more performances: March 13-14 at 7:00 and March 15 at 2:00.

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Watch: Guilderland High School Concert Choir rehearses Carmina Burana

On Saturday, January 25, at 3:00 pm at the Palace Theatre, the Guilderland High School Concert Choir will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will the Empire State Youth Orchestra and other local high school choirs. Helen Cha-Pyo, Music Director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, conducts. Tickets are available online at

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Empire-State-Youth-Orchestras-Presents-Carmina-tickets/artist/2066211

or at the Palace Theatre box office. Tickets prices are $23 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students.

Check out this rehearsal footage for a preview of this amazing concert! Video courtesy of Mrs. Rae Jean Teeter, Concert Choir director.

Guilderland High School music ensembles to perform in school concert

BY LEONARD BOPP

The Guilderland High School Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Choir will perform in the annual GHS Winter Concert. These groups are comprised of the finest musicians in Guilderland High School; students must audition to become a member of these ensembles. As a result of their talent and hard work, all of the ensembles have won numerous accolades at NYSSMA festivals and other competitions.

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Guilderland Players open fall play, Noises Off

BY KATIE LAMAR

This weekend, students from our school will star in the Guilderland Players’ production of “Noises Off.” A British comedy written by Michael Frayn, the play has been a gem in the theater universe for the past thirty years.  “Noises Off” is a play within a play, not unlike the musical to be produced in the spring, “Curtains.” This type of show is particularly hard to perform because each actor has to pretend to act in a show within a different show, causing many upsets, drama, and comedy between the characters.

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