The amazing cast of AIDA gave inspiring performances and as usual, set a high bar for future performers.
Ifedayo Balogun played the starring role that highlighted her amazing vocal talent.
The dance program at Whitman is unequaled on Long Island.
Senior Lauren Giglio, (second left) playing the pharaohs daughter Amneris, gave her last performance on Walt Whitman’s stage. Nate McNally playing the Egyptian Pharoah (center) is surrounded by an excellent supporting cast.
Brandon Scott, in the starring role of Mereb, was another highlight of the weekend’s performances.
The amazing cast of AIDA did not disappoint, giving everything they had for three inspiring weekend performances. This timeless star-crossed love story, set amid the clash of ancient empires took over Whitman’s PAC stage leaving the audiences wanting more.
Ifedayo Balogun appeared in the title role, the slave girl Aida, who is secretly a princess. Lauren Giglio played the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Sam Hoffman was perfect as the hero Radamès, caught between them. Congratulations to the cast, crew and musicians for an unforgettable weekend showcasing the incredible talent of our South Huntington students.
Palace Women……Liora Hyman, Samantha Ruotolo, Samantha Carey, Juliana Sgaraglio, April Carmine, Heather Aadal
King of Nubia……Julio Taku
Radames Soldiers……Alex Siegel, Max Morris, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu, Max Fisher
Ministers……Tyler Phelan, Josh Muellers, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu, Max Fisher
Nubians……Elvira Taku, Shadae Graham, Fawengie Darius, Wilbensa Guirand, Palace Women, and Ensemble
Dancers- Kelsey McDonald, Caroline Tomaselli, Taylor Greco, Jamie Montague, Marianna Kliampas, Cara Mangels, Jayda Rosene, Chloe Morris, Giavanna Lattanzi, Aaliyah Khan, Carly Dammer, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu
Ensemble- Mycaela Reilly, Deanna Tabibzada, Sara Crapanzano, Sarah Clopper, Taninna Oukacine, Keara Shea, Juliana Chiriboga, Amy Chan, Melissa Konakli, Sofie Hibler, Kade Clark, Katlyn Donahue, Yagmur Aykanat, Jonathan Villatoro, Nicole DeMartino, Hailey Rankel, Mrs. Lori Bolger
Conductor/Music Director Matt Hoffman
Oboe- Elena Davis, Isaac Renderos
Bassoon- Megan Neuman, Melissa Shaiman
Flute- Kaitlyn Riha, Emily Murphy, Amina Sadiq, Gabby Safian
Clarinet- Neyda Diaz-Vilorio, Antoinette Riehl, Jessie Castagna
Saxophones- Lauren Gotard, Michael Deitch, Matt Cusumano
Trumpet- Matthew Haddock, Julianna Licona, Leila Perry, Jeremy Forman
Horn- Alyssa Morisco
Violin- Katie Miata, Sarah Tabibzada, Jaycee Cardoso
Cello– Kentaro Matsushima, Anastasia Alpy, Sarah Heath
Guitar- Max Eidinoff
Bass- Cal Eidinoff
Drum Set- Logan Slansky
Percussion- Caleb Sullivan, Jillian Leydon, Brenda Mendez
Keyboards- Lily Soares, Greg De Rosa, Natalie Zakrzewski