The old show business axiom "The show must go on" was demonstrated in a big way this week at Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA (Marin County). One of the student actors in MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS had become ill and had missed so much school/so many rehearsals that the part had to be recast. Then, just one day before the first of 2 performances, another student actor became ill and had to be replaced!
Kudos to teacher Erik Berkowitz and student director Pitarly D'Haiti who forged ahead despite all odds, culminating in an excellent performance by Kyra Mowbray as JULIE, Emily Newell as MICHELLE, and Jason Gorelick as SALESMAN/STEWART. I had the privilege of attending Opening Night (see photo). Congrats to all on a marvelous show--it was wonderful to hear the crowd roar!
(Left to right: Teacher Erik Berkowitz, Director Pitarly D'Haiti, Jason Gorelick, Emily Newell, Kyra Mowbray, and yours truly).
P.S. In case the programs were printed before the final recast, I will update the correct names.
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