Meade High School Drama Club To Present '42nd Street'

Neighbors/ Odenton, Ft. Meade, Gambrills

Library Program Inspires Children To Read

April 29, 1992|By Vicki Wellford

The Meade High School Drama Club is proud to announce its spring production of "42nd Street."

Barbara Zucco is producing the musical with a company of 60 students. Meade drama faculty adviser George Pelham is back in the director's chair, after a year off to recover from an auto accident. Musical direction is provided by Joyce Nellenvack for vocals and John Collins for orchestra.

Choreographer Arlene Crum has taken on the task of teaching the 25 cast members tap dancing. She will be assisted by Karen Zucco and Denise Maxwell.

Since the mid-February auditions, the company has been working daily to learn the rigorous routines and songs for this musical extravaganza.

Set in the 1930s, the play's costumes and music take the audience back to the Depression era. The musical shows the large and small struggles one was forced to endure in the effort torecover from hard times and make a name for oneself.

Cast membersinclude: Chris Ambrogio, Jennifer Beasley, Brian Boynton, Ron Buck, Peri Campbell, Rachel Corser, Amanda Cregan, Dan Dorman, Patrick Gall, Angela Harper, Richard Hegman, James Honaker, Sharon Kling, Cheryl Lage, Karyn Lonaberger, Jessica Maozis, Erin Michaels, Ryan Nickoli, Eva Peterson, Christopher Politte, Beth Sparks, Corrie Sperry, Susan Sommers, Christine Tolson and Laura Wilson.

"42nd Street" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 14, 15 and 16 in the auditorium.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

For more information, call the school at 674-7710.

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A College Information Seminar for parents of juniors, sophomores and freshmen at Arundel High will beconducted at 7 p.m. May 6 in the school auditorium.

This guidancedepartment seminar will help answer questions concerning college.

For more information, call the school at 674-6500.

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Young readers contributed close to 50,000 links in the Anne Arundel County Public Library's "Link Up for Library Week" project, enough to make a reading chain nearly three miles long.

The colorful paper chains will be on display in the library's 14 branches through May 11, symbolizing the important link between children and books.

The project began March 5 with children contributing one link for each book they read. The chains were completed during National Library Week, April 5-11.

Children who participated were eligible to win several prizes, including Pizza Hut pizzas, bowling at Fair Lanes, a free pass to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis and a round of miniature golf at the Severna Park Golf Center.

Children in the Odenton area produced 2,153 links, totaling 664 feet; children at the Provinces Branch produced 1,200 links, totaling 420 feet.

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The Retired Officers' Wives' Club will visit the Evergreen House in Baltimore May 6. The cost of this trip, transportation and bus fare is $20. Lunch is atyour own expense.

The bus leaves the Officers' Club at 10 a.m.

For further details, call Tours Chairwoman Betty Juba at 721-2494.

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Ann R. Fuller, community resource specialist for the county's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, will be at the O'Malley Center, 1275 Odenton Road, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. May 12.

Fuller willbe speaking about managing medications.

After the program, registered pharmacists will be available to provide individual analysis of drugs commonly used. For this consultation, an appointment is required by May 4. This is a free program.

For more information, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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