Loyola Academy: Thespians present "Rent"
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 May 2009, p. 44

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Loyola's Thespian Troupe presented "RENT" as its spring musical to packed houses April 2-5. The cast included Mark McLoughlin '09 of Chicago as Mark Cohen; Chris Marcheschi '09 of Chicago as Roger David; Michael Enich '10 of Chicago as Tom Collins; Donnie Manhard '09 of Glencoe as Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III; Liza Elman '09 of Chicago as Joanne Jefferson; Lauren Zadina '10 of Glencoe as Mimi Marquez; Maggie McCoy '10 of Glenview as Maureen Johnson; Tim Worley '09 of Lincolnwood as Angel Dumott Schunard; Claire Tighe '09 of Wilmette as Mrs. Cohen and Ensemble; Greg Schamberger '10 of Chicago as Mr. Jefferson, Cop and Ensemble; Bridgette Thoma '09 of Chicago as Mrs. Jefferson, Vendor and Ensemble; Emily Mendoza '09 of Chicago as Mrs. Marquez and Ensemble; Maddie Gross '11 of Chicago as Mrs. Davis and Ensemble; Jacqui Schipp '11 of Park Ridge as Alexi Darling and Ensemble; Vince Angarone '10 of Chicago as Homeless Man and Ensemble; Alexandra Bischoff '11 of Winnetka, Fintan Donnelly '12 of Chicago, James Kittle-Kamp '09 of Chicago, Colin Patterson '09 of Skokie and Genny Zoufal '11 of Chicago as the Support Group and Ensemble; Alex Hay '10 of Evanston as Paul and Ensemble; Mary Heffernan '09 of Chicago as Blanket Lady and Ensemble; Adam Strobel '10 of Lake Forest as Squeegie Man, Pastor and Ensemble; Luke McLoughlin '11 of Chicago as The Man, Mr. Grey and Ensemble; Jackie Boratyn '10 of Chicago, Julia Kittle-Kamp '11 of Chicago, Arthur Stone '10 of Chicago and John Witry '12 of Chicago as Tango Dancers and Ensemble; Lauren Capra '11 of Cary, Catherine Carini '12 of Lincolnwood, Mary Heffernan '09 of Chicago and Julia Kittle-Kamp '11 of Chicago as The Moo Girls and Ensemble; Ninos Baba '12 of Skokie as Restaurant Guy and Ensemble; and Ensemble members Michele Berens '11 of Glenview, Katie Betancourt '09 of Chicago, Alma Castillo '11 of Chicago, Colleen Kollar '12 of Northbrook, Christine Merchut '10 of Niles, Keeley Miller '11 of Wilmette, Shana Sanchez '11 of Evanston, Kathleen Smith '10 of Northbrook, Tara Tarazi '11 of Glenview, Amanda Vullmahn '12 of Chicago and Caroline Williams '11 of Wilmette. The production staff included the play's director Ryan, the vocal director Lauren Bonner of Lincolnshire, the choreographer Janet Neidhardt of Chicago, the orchestra conductor Corey Ames of Grayslake, the technical director and scene designer Amelia Kmiec of Oak Park, the lighting designer Teslen Sadowski, the stage manager Kaitlyn Guerrieri '09 of Chicago and assistant stage managers Kamryn McPike '12 of Evanston and Emily Pruc '11 of Des Plaines. The band included percussionist Jimmy Walsh '10 of Glenview, keyboardists Jack Weisenberger '11 of Wilmette and Kevin Wood, guitarist Bill Grady '10 of Northbrook and bassist P.J. Lariviere '09 of Glencoe. The construction crew included crew chiefs Stephanie Clafford '10 of Chicago and Kathy Guzik '10 of Glenview and Marco Alvarado of Winnetka, Allison Bartuce '12 of Chicago, Theophany Blanco '12 of Lincolnwood, Ross Dixon '11 of Evanston, Rebecca Holmen '09 of Chicago, Leanne Kelly '12 of Chicago and Joanne Kus '11 of Chicago. The costume crew included crew chiefs Elena Gomez '10 and Norma Gomez '10 both of Chicago and Hayley Carberry '12 of Wilmette, Emma Chikow '12 of Chicago, Kristen Hill '12 of Winnetka, Jenny Markovska '12 of Palatine and Katie Melnick '12 of Wilmette. The sound crew included crew chief Danny Sullivan '09 of Northbrook and Aaron Bauer '11 of Chicago, David Nicolau '11 of Glenview and Alexandria Rubio '11 of Arlington Heights. The paint crew included crew chief Maureen Burns '10 of Park Ridge and Patricia Burchfield '12 of Chicago, Gloria Lee '12 of Skokie and Maggie Needham '11 of Chicago. The props crew included crew chiefs Caitlin Bohling '10 of Chicago and Stephanie Von Ahen '11 of Chicago and Francesca Cannizzaro '11 of Chicago, Emelia Gleber '11 of Mundelein and Kim Marroquin '11 of Chicago (60618). The lighting crew included crew chief Michael Stralka '10 of Chicago and Lara Antonello '12 of Skokie, Jamie Fox '12 of Evanston, Leanne Kelly '12 of Chicago, Sabine Miller '11 of Arlington Heights, Katie San Roman '11 of Glenview, Rick Sora '10 of Glenview and John Witry '12 of Chicago. The running crew included Francesca Cannizzaro '11 of Chicago, Emelia Gleber '11 of Mundelein, Kim Marroquin '11 of Chicago, Marielle McKenna '09 of Kenilworth, Beth Meyer '10 of Mount Prospect, Maggie Needham '11 of Chicago and Rachael Schamberger '12 of Chicago. The Today 4 U videographer was Liz Moran '10 of Chicago and the onstage poster designer was Evan Magana '09 of Chicago.

The following Latin students, received honors on the District Latin Exam. In Latin I, taught by William Lowe of Wilmette, Superior ratings (the highest level) went to John Dombrowski '12 of Chicago, Tom Gordon '12 of Glenview and Nick Wright '12 of Wilmette and Excellent ratings (the second highest level) went to Simone Gruber '12 of Chicago and Carl Swierczak '12 of Chicago. In Latin II, taught by Rebecca Rassier of Wheeling, Superior ratings went to Carrie Schoeneberger '11 of Glenview and Jack Weisenberger '11 of Wilmette and an Excellent rating went to Sean Hynes '11 of Morton Grove. In Latin III, taught by M. Rebecca Wick of Lake Forest, Chris Hauser '10 of Lake Barrington earned a Superior rating and Dan Gordon '10 of Glenview earned an Excellent rating. In Latin IV, taught by David J. Mathers of Chicago, Joe Ahmad '09 of Skokie and Catherine Groden '09 of Glenview earned Superior ratings and an Excellent rating was earned by Paul Clarke '10 of Skokie.

L. In Latin I, gold medalists included perfect scorer Thomas Gordon '12 of Glenview, Simone Gruber '12 of Chicago and Nick Wright '12 of Wilmette and Silver medalists included Ian Dolan '12 of Northbrook, John Dombrowski '12 of Chicago, Seamus McGuire '12 of Lake Forest, Martha Plucinski '12 of Niles and Carl Swierczak '12 of Chicago. In Latin II, John Groden '11 of Glenview and James Kohn '12 of Wilmette earned Gold medals and Silver medals went to Thomas Baker '12 of Evanston, Tom Belton '09 of Kenilworth, Margaret Fox '11 of Winnetka, Michael Harrington '11 of Glenview, Jack Hennessy '12 of Kenilworth, Sean Hynes '11 of Morton Grove, Madeleine Klichowski '11 of Chicago, Frank Schabold '11 of Chicago, Carrie Schoeneberger '11 of Glenview and Tara Tarazi '11 also of Glenview. In Latin III Prose, the Gold medalists were Daniel Gordon '10 of Glenview, Christopher Hauser '10 of Lake Barrington, Matt Serafin '10 of Chicago, Michael Stralka '10 also of Chicago and Isabelle Yisak '10 of Glenview, and Silver medalists were Matt Deligio '10 of Park Ridge, William Grady '10 of Northbrook, Martin Griffin '10 of Winnetka and Adam Strobel '10 of Lake Forest. In Latin IV Poetry, Gold medals went to Joseph Ahmad '09 of Skokie and Catherine Groden '09 of Glenview, who also earned a Blue Certificate of Merit, and Silver medals went to Paul Clarke '10 of Skokie and Kathryn In '09 of Morton Grove. In Introductory Latin, Michael Bidnyk '12 of Chicago earned a Ribbon plus Certificate.

Medusa Mythology Exam theme was "Adventures on the High Seas" featuring questions about the voyages of Jason and the Argonauts, Theseus, Odysseus and Aeneas. Brian DuSell '09 of Chicago and Patrick Lariviere '09 of Glencoe earned Silver medals and Bronze medals went to Thomas Considine '10 of Wilmette, Edward Hocter '10 of Glencoe, Tasia Hoffman '09 of Park Ridge and John Leemputte '10 of Lake Forest. Corona Laurea certificates were earned by Daniel Ampon '09 of Glenview, Grace Bowen '10 of Kenilworth, Courtney Cosgrove '10 of Wilmette, Alisa Finn '09 of Glenview, Christian Konopka '10 of Glenview, Melissa McCabe '10 of Chicago, Leo Sheridan '10 of Wilmette, Kelly Skowera '09 of Mount Prospect and Paige Wzorek '10 of Chicago. Corona Olivae certificates went to William Abraham '10 of Chicago, Kevin Borah '10 of Winnetka, Veronica Filippini '10 of Lake Forest, John Glerum '09 of Kenilworth, Helenna Harty '10 of Skokie, Steve Higgins '09 of Morton Grove, Alicia Hoag '10 of Inverness, Linda Olechowski '10 of Arlington Heights and Michael Schufreider '10 of Glenview.

The following Greek language students were top scorers on the National Greek Exam. On the Beginning Attic Exam, Greek I student Yannis Vartzikos '10 of Chicago earned a Green Ribbon of Merit. On the Intermediate Attic Exam, Greek II students Teresa Belton '11 of Kenilworth, Monica Finn '11 of Glenview and Julia Kittle-Kamp '11 of Chicago earned Green Ribbons of Merit. On the Tragedy Attic Exam, Greek III and IV students Daniel Ampon '09 of Glenview, Courtney Cosgrove '10 of Wilmette, Brian DuSell '09 of Chicago and Steve Higgins '09 of Morton Grove earned Blue Ribbons of Highest Honor; Tom Belton '09 of Kenilworth, Grace Bowen '10 of Kenilworth, Thomas Considine '10 of Wilmette, Patrick Lariviere '09 of Glencoe, Kelly Skowera '09 of Mount Prospect earned Red Ribbons of High Honor; and John Glerum '09 of Kenilworth, Edward Hocter '10 of Glencoe, Linda Olechowski '10 of Arlington Heights, Leo Sheridan '10 of Wilmette and Paige Wzorek '10 of Chicago (60646) earned Green Ribbons of Merit.

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Loyola Academy: Thespians present "Rent"

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