Prep Players Audition for 'Footloose" Feb. 5-6
After christening the new Paul Verni Fine Arts Center theater in December with "Almost, Maine," the Iona Prep Players are gearing up to stage their first musical in the 409-seat theater. And come May, the Gael thespians will be "turning it loose" with "Footloose," based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford for the 1984 motion picture of the same name, starring Kevin Bacon. While all male roles will be filled by Iona Prep students, the troupe is putting out an open call for auditions for female roles for Feb. 5-6.
ROUND 2: Super Saturday Showdown vs. Stepinac Returns Feb. 10
Though still No. 6 in the LoHud Sports power rankings, the Iona Preparatory varsity basketball team will certainly be contemplating revenge against Stepinac when the two teams meet again on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Iona University Hynes Athletics Center. Much like the recent Jan. 7 Slam Dunk Showcase meeting, it is likely to be standing room only, so get your tickets early to one of the best rivalry games in tri-state high school basketball!
Dec. 19 Winter Arts Night to highlight Fine Arts, Forensics, Music & Theater
The annual Winter Arts Night will debut in the new Verni Center theater, as well, on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Curtains rise at 6:30 p.m. to a selection of performances from our Rock Ensemble, Forensics team and the Prep Players. All the while, the new Verni hallways will be adorned with the latest student artwork, including a massive mural in the original Verni that showcases legendary musical acts that were inspirations for our own 22-year music teacher, Mr. John Raimondo. Admission is complimentary.
You're Almost Out of Time to Get Tickets to "Almost, Maine' Dec. 16-17
The Iona Prep Players will present “Almost, Maine” Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. in the new Iona Prep Paul Verni Fine Arts Center theater that opened in September. This marks the first production to take place in the new 21,000-square-foot expansion, highlighted by a 409-seat auditorium with stadium seating.