In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, Cliff Bradshaw, an English author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious American Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Cabaret explores the tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Even after fifty years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic, reminding us through Sally and the Emcee’s lost souls what horrors humans are capable of, lest we ever forget.
Book by Joe Masteroff; Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Associate Directors Amiee Peri (Class of ’95) and Brad Crooker
Opening Weekend Friday, January 17 at 7:30pm Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm Sunday, January 19 at 2pm
Closing Weekend Friday, January 24 at 7:30pm Saturday, January 25 at 7:30pm Sunday, January 26 at 2pm
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Water Polo Team for winning their 4th consecutive Newark Memorial Tournament. Last Friday and Saturday, the Dragons beat Freedom (20-1), Granada (18-4) and Piedmont (13-5) to capture the championship! Senior Captain Luke Pfeiffer led the team with 17 goals on the weekend! Congrats to the Varsity Boys Water Polo Team.
This past Sunday members of the BSU (Black Student Union) together with grandparents, parents, teachers and Dr. Smart gathered at Defermery (Bobby Hutton) park for a potluck generations gathering. This is the 33rd year of the group whose main mission of educational excellence, leadership, and community involvement continues with the classes of 2010 through 2023.
More than 25 O’Dowd alumni enjoyed gathering for the 4th Annual Alumni Summit held this month at the Center for Environmental Studies on the O’Dowd campus. The Alumni Summit brings alumni together who have great interest in supporting the mission and community of O’Dowd. Associate Principal Brian Judd kicked off the evening with a lively Kairos activity that brought back warm memories among many and he invited them to share their O’Dowd experience. Laughter and song were the order of the hour.
Alumnus Jim Negri ’68 led the Summit program, focused on alumni engagement. Alumni Relations Director LizaDawn Aduviso and Dragon Launch Coordinator Meghan Wallingford ’89 shared current and future opportunities for alumni to come back to O’Dowd and alumni contributed their own ideas and feedback. Together, alumni explored ways to reconnect with their former classmates with events like next month’s Alumni Beer Garden or the Night at the Theater held in April. They also expressed excitement about engaging with current students through Career Day, mock interviews, mentoring and helping students build LinkedIn profiles, and visiting classes as guest speakers.
The evening concluded with alumni sharing what they most appreciate about O’Dowd, from lifelong friendships to all-star teachers and what O’Dowd means to them. Summit leader Negri said, “O’Dowd made me who I am.” Others including Pita Toler ’07, Dana Ciraulo Young ’83, and David Schwoegler ’61 shared similar sentiments of O’Dowd as a home, a foundation of love, and a place that shaped them. Ron Ratto ’80 kept it simple: “Education. Sports. Community.”
If you are an alum and want to find ways to reconnect and give back, we encourage you to reach out by contacting Alumni Relations Director LizaDawn Aduviso at 510-577-9100. We also encourage alumni to share your updates at email@example.com.
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