September 19, 2020

2009-03-13 – The Star Democrat

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EHS rocks With
The Who 8 6’Tommy

EASTON — Easton High School
music teacher Christine Noyes
makes her EH8 theater debut
starting tonight, When The
Who’s ‘Tommy” opens at the
Talbot County Auditorium.

Noyes is the show’s producer
and musical director, a role
held for many years by
William Thomas, Who is now
on the faculty of Chesapeake
College. Noyes has taught
music in Talbot County Public
Schools for more than 20 years
and this year took over Easton
High School’s Chorus and

f choir programs.
The director is Thomas
; Quimby. It is the final show for
Quimby, Who has volunteered
his time for the past 21 years.

”Tommy” is a rock opera by
Pete Townshend and Des
MCAnuff, based on The Who’s
1969 double album of the same

; name. It tells the story of an
abused boy Who becomes an
international pinball superstar.

Jacob Porch, a senior, stars
in the title role, With Ian
Young, an Easton Middle
School student, appearing as
young Tommy. Porch is an
accomplished singer and
pianist, While Young recently
appeared as one of the Von
Trappe children in ‘The
Sound of Music.”

Sophomore Sarah Lowe has
been cast as Mrs. Walker, With
senior Shane Taylor (recently
seen as Baron Von Trappe in
“The Sound of Music”) cast as
her husband.

Uncle Ernie will be played by
junior Matt Filbert, Who previ-
ously appeared as Marley’s
ghost in “The Christmas
Carol” and Pedro in “Man of
La Mancha.”

Junior Corben Haddock Will
play Cousin Kevin. Tori Snell
has been cast as Tommy’s N0.

fan,Sa11y Simpson
Sophomore Madison FOX

plays the Gypsy.
The production also features
Sam Stenecker, Peter

Robertson, Harry Rubin, Will
Weise, Mary Hester, Mary
Shriver, Sarah Spicher, Tyron
Roy, Dylan Guy, J acob
Dowling, Harry Rubin, Will
Dawkins, Devan Haddock,
Peter Robertson, Addie
Groton, Dylan Guy, Jacqueline

Harrison, Peter Groton,
Kristen Van Trieste, Sarah
DiNapoli, Nina Fisher, J ocelyn
Rubin, Maggie Vogelsang,
Anne Rubin, Mary Shriver,
Sarah Spicher, Molly Tipton,
Catherine Anderson, Bethany
Shaw and Lindsay Gordon.
Performances are scheduled
for 8 p.m. tonight and
Saturday, as well as Friday,
March 20, and Saturday,
March 21. There will be a mati-
nee performance at 2 pm.
Sunday. Tickets ($10 for
adults, $8 for students) will be
available at the door or may be
purchased in advance at
Crackerjacks in Easton and

Reeser’s Pharmacy in St.
Michaels.

0n the cover

Top picture: From left,
Daniel Broskey, Alan Bevard
(partially hidden), Jacob
Harrington (partially hid-
den), Jessica Clarke, Logan
Smith, Kyra Wheatley and
Luke Howser as Mike Teavee
apear in Saints Peter and Paul
School’s production of “Willie
Wonka Jr.” Photo by Chris
Polk. Bottom Picture: From
left, Tori Snell, Jacob Porch,
Corben Haddock and Matt
Filbert appear in Easton High
School’s production of
”Tommy.” Photo by Melissa
Grimes—Guy.