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American Classic “Holiday Inn” Hits the Stage at East Catholic High School

Manchester, CT, March 2, 2020 - The 1942 film classic Holiday Inn will be brought to life on the stage by the students of East Catholic High School on March 6 and 7. The members of the school’s Stage East troupe will do three performances on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the East Catholic High School auditorium.

Heading the cast are:

  • Junior, Leah Ansaldi - Bolton
  • Junior, Morgan Chambers - Broad Brook
  • Junior, Michael Chomick - East Hartford
  • Senior, Danielle Savino - South Windsor
  • Senior, Valentin Sandoval - Middletown

The production of Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and was inspired by the 1942 film. The show features 20 musical numbers that are American classics. These include Steppin’ Out with My Baby, Shaking the Blues Away, Easter Parade, Cheek to Cheek, and Heatwave.

East Catholic’s annual spring musical is directed and choreographed by Jillian Quackenbush who heads East Catholic’s performing arts program. “The audience will find it hard to sit still when the students belt out these songs, which are truly American musical standards,” she says.  “It promises to be an exciting and entertaining performance.”

You may purchase tickets at the door. Adult tickets are $7; children and seniors, $5, and East Catholic students $3.

For more information about Stage East please visit our Stage East page.

About East Catholic High School

East Catholic High School is a regional college-preparatory school of the Archdiocese of Hartford in Manchester, CT. Students come from more than 35 towns in the Greater Hartford area and eastern Connecticut. East Catholic is a place where students discover who they are meant to be. The school has been awarded the Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the state of Connecticut. East Catholic challenges its students to build their own strong moral character while pursuing academic excellence, responsible citizenship, active participation in community service, sportsmanship, and an appreciation for the fine arts. An overwhelming number of East Catholic students (97 percent) go on to attend four- and two-year colleges. For more information, please visit our Welcome to East Catholic page.

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