Jackson Liberty’s Narnia a Treat for All Ages


by Phil Stilton

This month, the Jackson Liberty AtLib Players Club performed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for audiences.

Johah Resnick (Aslan) and Danielle DeMarzo (White Witch) stole the show with captivating performances, accompanied by the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, performed by Emily Soubasis (Lucy), Ryan Dean (Edmund), MaryLynne Boyd (Susan and Mason Silvan (Peter).

The supporting cast included Carolyn Malmstrom (Mrs. Beaver), Austin Mitrione (Mr. Beaver), Daniel Braile (Tumnus), Lauren Sodano (Fenris Ulf), Allison Rosofsky (Unicorn) Emily Verrilli (Dwarf), Elijah Teopaco (Centaur), Emily Bonino (Father Christmas) and Annabelle Santino as Elf.

The play was directed by Mrs. Nicole Mathias.

The performance was a hit for all ages and pleasingly lacked past risque innuendos and or political innuendos sometimes thrown into the high school performances.
The kids all were all spot on with their English (and Scottish) accents.
Jonah Resnick’s stoic performance as Aslan and Danielle DeMarzo’s portrayal of the erratic White Witch captivated the audience and added an additional level of depth to the overall performance, bringing the story to life as it unfolded.

Next up for AtLib Players is Grease, the musical to be held on February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

From December 1st through the 3rd, Jackson Memorial’s Drama Club will be performing Miracle on 34th Street.

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