Northridge, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
In the Los Angeles premiere of Emily Frankel's delightfully clever adaption of "Cyrano de Bergerac," Highland Hall high school students give life to the classic tale of the poetic nobleman who pines for his enchanting cousin Roxane, yet is too ashamed to court her because of his enormous nose. When Cyrano learns she has fallen in love with the dimwitted yet handsome cadet, Christian, he devises a way to live vicariously through Christian by providing romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. Bursting with wit, drama, heart-filled music and edge-of-your-seat sword fighting, this production will make you laugh, cry, and cheer for the underdog as courage triumphs over beauty.
The production features students from Highland Hall's ninth through twelfth grades, including National Merit Scholarship Commended student Adam Adorney as Cyrano, Sol Camano as Roxane, Ethan Bochicchio as Christian, and HOBY Youth Leadership Conference graduate Grainne Ortlieb double cast with Alex von Bergmann as Count de Guiche, and is directed by Nita Davanzo.
Attendees of the Saturday matinee are invited to stay for a complimentary post-performance "Conversation with the Artists" reception directly following the show.
Performances will be held in the Highland Hall gymnasium Friday, January 17, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 18, at 2:00 pm (with reception following), and at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 19, at 2:00 pm.
Tickets prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Due to subject matter, this performance is suitable for children age 12 and older. Tickets are available online at: http://bit.ly/cyranohighlandhall.
Highland Hall Waldorf School, located in Northridge, CA, was founded in 1955, and is the oldest Waldorf school on the west coast. It provides Waldorf® Education from Pre-school through High School to families throughout the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Its unique approach to learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each stage of development. Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.