Saturday, January 26, 2013
A good time from start to finish
The 66th annual Washington School show opened last night to the delight of audience members of all ages. 'Toy HiSTORY,' with a clever script written by John Schwartz, follows historical action figures George Washington, Amelia Earhart, General Patton, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and Elvis Presley as they try to escape from the Sunshine Daycare Center. The dolls, mistakenly donated as part of a toy drive, need to find their way home before they end up in the clutches of the Toddler Room's terror: Terrible Timmy, played to great comedic effect by Kip Brindle, Washington's PTO co-president. Hilarity ensues as the group bumps into the likes of Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, who wow the crowd with a mob-inspired version of 'My Favorite Things' or as …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The 66th annual show opens Friday, Jan. 25.
Want to combine the fun of a Disney-Pixar film with a history lesson? Well, throw in some singing, dancing and plenty of familiar faces and you've got 'Toy HiSTORY,' the whimsical Washington Elementary School production opening this weekend. A long-standing tradition dating back to 1948, the show, written, produced and performed entirely by Washington School parents, has become the school’s biggest fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the PTO to provide classroom resources, teacher grants and additional programs for Washington’s 300+ students. This year's production, written by John Schwartz, father of three Washington students, centers around a spirited group of toys trying to find their way back home after being mistakenly donated to a…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Performances will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26.
Monday, January 7
Washington Elementary’s Annual School Show comes to the stage on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2013. Three scheduled performances will take place at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street in Westfield, NJ. With a creative spin on a Disney-Pixar favorite, this year’s production, TOY HiSTORY, brings to life the adventures of a group of spirited toys trying to find their way back home after being mistakenly donated to a school toy drive. But, step aside Woody and Buzz … the toy stars of this story are some of the most prominent figures in world history, including George Washington, Cleopatra, Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart, General George Patton and Joan of Arc. These famous men and women may have lived in different …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Band to perform classic rock at the Crossroads at 9 p.m.
Attention Washington School Show lovers, you won’t have to wait until January for your fix in the beloved Westfield tradition. Friday night at 9 p.m., six members of the show’s band will be performing an hour long set of classic rock covers at the Crossroads on North Avenue in Garwood. The performance is being billed as a mini-show from the school show to benefit the school’s PTO. Brad Schaffer, the group’s guitarist said the idea came when the band started discussing the fact that they only play together once a year. "We all looked at each other after the show was over last year and wondered why we should only play together once a year considering how much we love the music and the fun we have,” he said. “So one thing led to another, an …