Narrated by eighth grade students Jovan Beard
and Mark Dzebbisov, Sunol Glen School's musical adaptation of
Tom Sawyer was a big hit. There is something to be said for
school plays; every school has them and we all have participated
in them as children then watch as our children participated
in them. They hold something sweet and innocent that just can't
be matched. When those 1st graders took to the stage dressed
as little painters; hats, brushes and all, a collective awww
could be heard throughout the auditorium. Each year musical
director, Kitty Jowe chooses a play that is primarily performed
by the graduating eighth grade class with the other grades performing
cute little songs in between the scenes.
This years eighth grade cast included, Julian Reisenthel and
Corbin Kuntze performing on opposite nights as Tom Sawyer; Tara
Zahiri as Aunt Polly; Angela Lee and Nicole Harvey performing
on opposite nights as Becky; Megan Capilla, who did an outstanding
performance and I believe has a comedic future, as Huck Finn;
Andrew Wheeler as Ben; Devin DeValle as Sidney; Juli Alexander
as Mary; Ryan Harper as Jimmy; Jessica Merrill as Miss Dobbins;
Joe Patterson, Richard Billeter and Travis Hoxie as Bank Robbers
who performed an excellent graveyard dance number called "Money,
Money, Money!"; Alex Boag as Sheriff Smith, Ashley Kentra
as Sarah; Julian Reisenthel and Corbin Kuntze as Preachers;
and Wyatt Milne as Newspaper Boy.
Also involved in this production were Co-Director, Wells Twombly;
eighth grade teacher, Nancy Brazil; Production Manager Kelly
Capilla; Set Design and backdrop, Diane and Irv Tiessen and
Helping out behind the scenes were Juan Flores, Lisa Harper,
Nancy Chiprich, Judy Bettencourt, Carol Banducci, Miki Whitfield,
Teresa Donovan, Diane Everett, Madeline Ward, Tracy Lefebrve,
Lon Kuntze, Dana Titus and the parents of the eighth grade students.
Thank you to eighth grader Megan Capilla's mom, Kelly, for
keeping me up to date with all the great fundraisers the class
is involved in. Kelly tells me that Jovan Beard sold the winning
raffle ticket for the decorated Christmas tree that was donated
by Steve's Christmas Trees of Placerville. Cindy MacDonald,
Resource teacher at Sunol Glen was the winner of a beautiful
Christmas wreath donated by Regan Bros. Trees. Kelly said, "We
would really like to thank the community for participating in
this event and helping out our class". The class received
approximately $600 in donations.
Mary Truong, co-owner of Bosco's Bones and Brew has announced
their special New Years Eve and New Years Day menu. They will
be serving pepper filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce for
$27.95, a boneless half chicken w/mushroom sauce for $19.95,
sole stuffed with crab and shrimp in a tomato basil cream sauce
for $29.95, 14 ounce prime rib for $27.95 and Mary's absolute
favorite, fettuccine served with lobster and Bosco's special
sauce for $29.95.
All entrees include cream of asparagus soup and a salad of
mixed greens topped with shrimp, dried cranberries and special
dressing and a dessert of cheesecake with strawberry sauce and
fresh fruit. Yummy!
Dinner will be served on both evenings from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00
p.m. For more information please call 925-862-0821 or visit
their new website www.boscosbonesandbrew.com.