Tag Archives: Drama Club

Extra Curricular Activities Add Value to EL

by Bilal Hussein, ’18

Here at Edward Little, extra-curricular activities do not get as much of the attention as sports do. From band, to drama, many students embrace different activities that they enjoy and yet it seems they get little to no attention compared to sports.

“I see a resurgence for the excitement for the band,” band teacher Bill Buzza said. After the All-City Band Concert on March 22, many of the audience members were amazed by the professional demeanor and talent the children from grades 5 to 12 had to show at Edward Little High School. The high school’s band was lead by Buzza, who explained “there’s a lack of interest” in the band, which “is not as popular as it used to be.” With all the negatives, there must be some positivity for the band.

The New York Experience: EL Students Travel to Big Apple

By Trevor Laliberte

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

Forty Edward Little music students, myself included, were in New York City last month for four days of musical and non-musical learning experiences alike, as well as a day on Broadway and every cliché tourist attraction in the Big Apple.

A Town Called Urine

"Urinetown" wowed our reviewer with spectacular musical numbers and great technical work.

“Urinetown” wowed our reviewer with spectacular musical numbers and great technical work.

By Alex Lally, ’14

It’s hard to think of the idea to pay to use the bathroom. “Urinetown,” written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, takes that idea to an extreme satirical way. This adaptation was put on this past weekend by the Edward Little High School Drama Club and starred students Patrick Buzza, Paige Webber, Ally LaVerdiere, Matt Taylor, Liam Webster, Owen Kane, Jonathan Guy, Tynan Collins, and more.

“Urinetown” follows the story of an unnamed town in a dystopian future where the town’s water supply is very limited and people have to pay to use the bathroom to preserve nice, clean water. It’s just an ordinary day at Public Amenity #9 and naive janitor Bobby Strong (Buzza) is just doing his job. However, on this day Bobby’s dad, Old Man Strong, decides to rebel and pee on the streets. Pennywise (LaVerdiere), calls in officers Lockstock & Barrel (Taylor & Webster) to take Old Man Strong to Urinetown. Bobby is enraged by this and starts to question the right to pee. Bobby meets a girl named Hope (Weber) who shows him to follow his heart and Bobby decides to rebel against Urine Good Company.