BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP: Bordentown thespians stage ‘The Miracle Worker’

The classic drama “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson will be performed by Bordentown Regional High School students November 14 – 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bordentown Performing

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — The classic drama “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson will be performed by Bordentown Regional High School students November 14 – 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center.
   Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/brhs. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
   ”The Miracle Worker” tells the true story of Annie Sullivan (played by senior Hannah Ayars, 2010 NJ Theatre Night Award nominee for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play) and her student: deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (played by senior Jackie Ortolano).
   Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
   This Tony Award-winning play has inspired generations of theatregoers, and is not to be missed.
   Also featured in the cast are seniors Elise LeMassena as Kate Keller, Matthew Dalton as Captain Keller, (2012 Greater Philadelphia Cappie nominee for Leading Actor in a Musical) and Marissa Migliarino as Beatrice.
   Juniors Leah Tasseff (as Viney) and Jordan Browne (Anagnos), sophomore Liam McCormack (Doctor), and freshmen Nathan Scranton (James), Michaela Mabin (Ev), Melanie Peterson (Martha), and Nichomah Faiz (Percy) play supporting roles.
   In addition, “The Miracle Worker” features Bordentown Regional Middle School seventh grader Brianna Moran as Alice and Peter Muschal ElementarySchool first graders Paige Kerr as Sarah and Casey Knipe as Jimmie.
   Prior to the Friday evening performance, the BRHS Theatre Club Parent Boosters will be sponsoring a Dinner and a Show in the school cafeteria. For $20, attendees will be provided salad, beverage, a pasta dinner and dessert, as well a ticket and reserved seating to that evening’s performance.
   Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance at www.showtix4u.com.In 2012, Bordentown Regional High School’s musical, “Legally Blonde,” was awarded the prestigious Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award for Outstanding Musical.
   According to a press release, over the past three years the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Awards have honored BRHS Theatre performances with twenty-seven nominations and ten awards.
   The theatrical performances of BRHS have also been honored with awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival and the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards. Bordentown Regional High School is home to International Thespian Society Troupe 6803.
   The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is attached to Bordentown Regional High School, and is located at 318 Ward Avenue in Bordentown.
   The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is a 942-seat facility and was established with the goal of bringing local, regional and world-renowned cultural performances to their community. It is a perfect place for audiences of all ages to enjoy an afternoon or evening of dance, music or live theatre.
   For information on the performing arts at Bordentown Regional High School, visit www.bordentown.k12.nj.us, email bordentowntheatre@yahoo.com or call 609-496-1452.
   For tickets to “The Miracle Worker,” or other upcoming productions including “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Wedding Singer,” visit www.seatyourself.biz/brhs.