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Student performers soar in Cinderella

Just over midway through the upper school musical, Natasha Rodriguez '23 – RE’s Cinderella – sang "all your life you'll dream of this lovely night." Those lyrics not only advanced the plot of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, they also captured the delight all around – live music, a cast talented beyond their years, brilliant costumes and stage design, fun musical numbers and witty one liners. The execution of the classic musical at the Lewis Family Auditorium demonstrated the vastness of talent in the program and thoroughly engaged the hundreds who attended the April 13-15 performances. Photo Gallery
Rodriguez and Armando Segrera ’25 (Prince Topher) led a host of featured performers who breathed a special freshness into the old-time fairytale with charm, grace and hilarity under director Laura Montes. The seniors in the cast, Rodriguez, Nico Maynulet ’23 (Sebastian) and Natasha do Valle ’23 (Marie) played major parts, as did Jaerla Sajous ’23, Lucia Soto ’24, Emma Holtzman ’24, Henry Berler ’25, Rowan Tolon ’24, Charles Derick ’26 and Morgan Williams ’26. They were bolstered by the presence of the school’s new vocal ensemble under Montes and live musicians, including five RE students. Two dozen students contributed to the extraordinary set, and a dozen worked sound, lighting and costumes.

See the full list of cast and contributors:


Ella, Natasha Rodriguez '23
Topher, Armando Segrera '25
Marie, Natasha Du Valle '23
Madame, Jaerla Sajous '25
Charlotte, Lucia Soto '24
Gabriell,e Emma Holtzman '24
Sebastian, Nicolas Maynulet '23
Jean-Michel, Henry Berler '25
Lord Pinkleton, Rowan Tolon '24
Coachman/Racoon Puppetee,r Charles Derrick '26
Footman/Fox Puppeteer, Morgan Williams '26

Lords and Ladies of the Court, Knights, Peasants & Townspeople and RE Vocal Ensemble
Alejandro Andrade '25
Henry Berler '25
Julia Cuy '25
Daniela Garcia '26
Christopher Harper '26
Emma Holtzman '24
Gracie Hucks '24
Adrian Jagodinski '25,
Gabrielle Lieberman '24
Carolina Linfante '26
Sophia Lopez '25
Matthew Moskovitz '25
Bella Sayfie Ranawat '25
Jaerla Sajous '25
Armando Segrera '25
Miranda Silva '26
Lucia Soto '24, Cianna Vengoechea Schiff '25
Rowan Tolon '24

Director, Laura Montes
Assistant Director, Esmeralda Swietrelsky '24
Technical Driecto,r Quincy Knowles
Stage Manager, Nina Tekriwal '25
Scenic Design, Florencia Ancewicz
Lighting Design, Griffin Nelson-Montet '25

Assistant Stage Manager/SFX, Diana Gonzalez '24
Prop Supervisor, Trinity Haisch '24
Soundboard Operato,r Olivia Noblet '26
Lead Flyman, Kamran Bhagwan '25
Flyman 2, Chloe Alfonso '24
SR Deck Captain, Olivia Augustin '26
SL Deck Captain, Lina Febres '26

Set Build Crew
Eve Schultz '25
Catherine Buckner '24
Nina Tekriwal '25
Jordan Sayfie Porcelli '25
Ivan Rosenfeld '25
Matias Blanco '25
Lucas Bell '24
Lucas Blanco '24
Nina Rodriguez '25
Chloe Alfonso '24
Olivia Augustin '24
Nora Brue '25
Olivia Noblet '26
Morgan Williams '26
Grace Lindenauer '26
Audrey Caplow '25
Egyptia Green '25
Kamran Bhagwan '25
Jillian Demos-Brown '25
Angelina Febres '26
Luciana Pardo Munoz Ledo '25
Ronja Stargala '25
Miguel Kumar '25
Beatrice Hernandez '26

Conductor/Piano, Arn Xu
Trumpet, Miguel Arango '24
Trombone, Will Malone '24
Violin, Carlos del Canal Fernandez '25
Violin, Violet Martin '24
Cello, Michael Day '25
Reed 1, Carol Naviera
Reed 2, Orin Jacobs
Trumpet, Jason Charos
Horn, Cathryn Leibinger
Trombone, Jason Pyle
Violin, Madison Ryan
Violin, Gabriella Martinez
Viola, Scott O'Donnell
Cello, Sally Kim
Percussion, Ludwig Afonso
Percussion, Gabriel Placido

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.