2019-2020 A Year in Review

The Theatre Arts program at County Prep HS has had an unusual yet rewarding year. The students undergo a rigorous and rewarding program based on the professional model and focus on classics, world theatre, modern plays, musicals, and improvisations. Our productions and classes offer students the opportunity to develop individual interest while gaining invaluable...

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County Prep Dance Student Receives Recognition for Dance and Academic Achievements

Stephany Santiago, a Senior at County Prep High School, has been selected by the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) adjudication committee as an Honorable Mention for the 2020 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. According to the NHSDA, "this is one of the highest honors a young person can achieve...

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County Prep’s Theatre Arts Students Perform in the Sixth Annual Improv Show and Fundraiser

(February 7th, 2020) Only two weeks after our very successful run of Chicago, the Musical, County Prep Theatre Arts improvisers performed in our Sixth Annual Improv Show, which consisted of one act made of skits created through improvisation by the Improv class and a second act improvised on the spot by all Theatre Arts...

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County Prep Theater Arts performs Chicago, the High School Edition

In its eighth year, the after school Theater Arts class has brought a new performance opportunity to County Prep students, who are learning both performance and rehearsal practices, and are encountering first hand all of the aspects of professional theater. Once again, the show had complete live accompaniment, by renowned pianist Craig Ketter, and...

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County Prep Theatre Arts students awarded $10,000 to attend NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts staff attended County Prep’s Dress Rehearsal of Chicago, the High School Edition directed by Mrs. Raluca Shields. They were so impressed with the students’ performance, they awarded Juniors Kayla Velazquez, Arbaz Khan and Ariel Rivera, and Sophomores Matthew Segovia and Khira Fried $10,000 scholarships each, towards their Tuition...

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Theatre Arts Students at County Prep Enjoy Broadway Production of The Rose Tattoo

The County Prep Theatre Arts vocation students attended the Broadway Production of The Rose Tattoo, written by celebrated American playwright Tennessee Williams, with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, a play under the direction of Trip Cullman, performed at the American Airlines Theatre venue of the Roundabout Theatre. Winner of the 1951 Tony Award, this play,...

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County Prep Hosts Robert Mark Dance – Professional Company

The Fall 2019 CHIRP residency program culminates with a performance by professional dance company Robert Mark Dance on December 6 & 7 at County Prep High School. Choreographer and dancer Robert Mark Burke has been working with the dance students at County Prep this semester, training them in modern dance as part of their...

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County Prep Dance Summer in the City Performance

For the second year, County Prep Dance instructor Heather Warfel Sandler produced 'Dance for the Ages', part of the Summer in the City series presented by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, JC Office of Cultural Affairs, and the JC Municipal Council. On July 10th Ms.Warfel Sandler gathered dancers aged 8-48 to celebrate the vibrant...

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County Prep Theatre Arts Performs Georges Feydeau’s Paradise Hotel

In just its seventh year, County Prep Theatre Arts class has brought a new performance opportunity to County Prep students, who are learning both performance and rehearsal practices, and are encountering first hand all of the aspects of professional theatre. The show was designed by our professional lighting designer, Mr. Lance Michel, and was...

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County Prep Dance presents ENIGMA Dance Performance

The County Prep Dance Program will present its 18th Annual Dance Concert on May 16 & 17 at 7pm in the County Prep Theater. The show, titled ENIGMA, centers around an adaptable set designed and constructed by the dancers in collaboration with their instructor Ms.Heather Warfel Sandler. The performance includes choreography by the students,...

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