This year some of the students who participated in the inaugural JAMS Theatre production of Into The Woods (2011), directed by Dana Murphy and produced by Patti Braun, are graduating from high school!
We say farewell and good luck to the following talented high school seniors:
Ben Ross (Samohi 2016). After playing the Baker in Into The Woods (2011) and Danny Zucko in Grease at JAMS, Ben was Jack in Into the Woods (2012) and the title role in Pippin (2014) both at Samohi. Choir student president, as well as the Arts & Entertainment editor of the school newspaper, Ben last appeared in Clybourne Park for Samohi Theatre, and will attend Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in the fall.
Brian Stewart (Samohi 2016). After playing Cinderella’s Prince in Into The Woods (2011), Brian returned to his love of sports at Samohi (although he did perform in Public Domain twice). Brian was on the wrestling team for 2 years, then played lacrosse in his junior and senior years. He will attend UC Santa Cruz this fall.
Devin Lizardi (Pacifica 2016). After playing Rapunzel’s Prince in JAMS’ production of Into the Woods (2011) and Danny Zucko in Grease (2012), Devin took a break from the stage before returning to play Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and Barrel in Urinetown. He still plays soccer, but also started the Improv Club at Pacifica. This fall Devin will attend UC Berkeley.
Romie Drori (Samohi 2016). Romie played the Baker’s Wife in 2011, and went on to become a Choir Section Leader at Samohi, as well as part of the production of Pippin (2014) at Samohi. Romie will attend Smith College in the fall.
Sophie Schwarz (Samohi 2016). Also playing the Baker’s Wife in JAMS Theatre Company’s Into The Woods (2011), Sophie went on to become a Samohi Choir Section Leader and is a part of the Samohi Songs Team (dance/cheer). This fall, Sophie will attend California State Fullerton for Musical Theatre.