Apple to Film New Rochelle High School Spring Musical

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Apple will be in New Rochelle this week to document an innovative project at New Rochelle High School.

The City School District of New Rochelle Performing Arts will present a virtual performance of “Is There Life After High School” on April 30, 2021, and May 1, 2021.

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Due to COVID-19, Anthony Stirpe and several District music teachers had to be creative to put on a Theatreworks production in 2021. They converted music practice rooms into viable COVID-19 compliant recording studios and used iPads to empower students to create the scripted part of the show.

On Thursday, April 15, Apple will be sending representatives and a camera crew to document Theatreworks’ spring musical experience.

They will be interviewing students and documenting them as they work. They will come to school to film the scripted scenes and dance from the show.

Due to the weather forecast for Thursday, scenes and dance, originally planned for outdoor filming, now may need to be moved inside. 

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for so many of our students, receiving recognition from Apple and media, said New Rochelle High School Interim Principal Steven A. Goldberg.

Mr. Stirpe will film a finale scene with kids outside the school socially distanced if weather permits, and socially distanced through the halls if there is rain. Teachers, staff, and parents are expected to come and join the line and clap for the students.

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