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Thursday, May 5, 2011

RHS New Players presents The Arabian Nights.

Ridgewood High School's excellent theater program, New Players, will present The Arabian Nights next weekend. All are welcome to attend and see what talented students we have.

Showtimes are:

Friday 5/13 at 8:00 PM
Saturday May 14 at 2:00 PM
Saturday May 14 at 8:00 PM

In The Little Theater at RHS.

Tickets are $10 for Students/Staff/Senior Citizens and $15 for Adults. For advance purchase, click here.

I'm in awe of these students. The time and effort they give to the theater program, on top of their classes, is amazing. Of course, theater isn't part of the "core curriculum" or the 3 R's, so I worry about the state of the arts in New Jersey schools in general and Ridgewood in particular. For some of these students -- as with athletes, or artists, or TV club members or ___ -- these so-called extracurriculars are the way they connect with school. The arts (and sports, too, for that matter) aren't "extras." They are vital to the Ridgewood education, contributing to our students' overall success, scores, identities, achievement and happiness.

Anyway, looking for something new to do in town on a Friday or Saturday night? Why not take in a show at our own high school Little Theater. You can have some fun and support some talented kids doing what they love.

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