Andrew Garrod

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

KAREN EARNSHAW “When I was a kid, my father told me there was to be a play and that we should go see it,” said Wilmer Joel, then a Rita Elementary School student. It was 2014 and the musical was Fiddler on the Roof: “I was captivated. I felt a magical tingling feeling as I […]

Oliver! crew hard at rehearsal

Oliver! crew hard at rehearsal

KAREN EARNSHAW Rehearsals for the musical Oliver! are in full swing and going well at the Marshall Islands High School library each weekday afternoon and on Saturdays and we hear that the construction and painting of the sets is also coming along nicely. Producers Professor Andrew Garrod and Bonny Taggart and the rest of the […]

Music Man lights up audiences

Music Man lights up audiences

PAMELA PERKINS As always, the Youth Bridge Global/RMI Ministry of Education/Marshall Islands High School musical production is an amazing experience. Students of elementary through college age have been working diligently since early 2019 to entertain us at the level we have come to expect: success again! Music Man is wonderful! The opening scene with the […]

Music Man lights up Majuro

Music Man lights up Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Seasoned theatergoers counted down the last few seconds to lights out during Tuesday night’s show at the International Conference Center where family, friends and fans of The Music Man occupied more than half the room. The musical, deemed a “masterpiece” in theatre, is a romantic comedy with book, music and lyrics by Meredith […]

Music Man swings into action

Music Man swings into action

GIFF JOHNSON Every year, Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Andrew Garrod brings his decades of theater experience and a Herculean level of energy to Majuro to direct a theater production. This year is no exception. He is currently several weeks into directing the musical The Music Man — described in a theater review as a “musical masterpiece.”

Music Man moves into gear

Music Man moves into gear

The countdown for Youth Bridge Global’s production of the Music Man is underway with seven weeks left on the clock. That said, Professor Andrew Garrod and Dartmouth team of Summer Cody and Tyler Malbareaux announced who made what role following the first day of practice last week at Marshall Islands High School.

Behind the Grease scenes

Behind the Grease scenes

HILARY HOSIA The biggest fear Grease actors and actresses shared does not happen on stage: it’s not remembering to deliver the correct line or the worry of projecting a clear voice while executing a dance routine. It’s what happens after the show. Throughout the six back-to-back shows in early March, the audience exploded in ecstasy […]

2 RMI students win UWC 2-year ride

2 RMI students win UWC 2-year ride

KELLY LORENNIJ Two United World College (UWC) scholarships have been awarded to sophomore Hannah Reimers from Majuro Cooperative School and Berlin Philippo, who is in her junior year at Assumption High School. Reimers will join Bertine Lakjohn who is currently finishing her first year at UWC International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) in Japan. ISAK […]

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Journal 2/13/1981 P1 Ebeye high blood hunt The high blood hunt in the Marshalls continued as Medex Arata Nathan and Health Planning intern Mike Mueller traveled to Kwajalein to implement hypertension screening on Ebeye. They spent a week on Ebeye training Public Health Field Supervisor Sulikau Yoshikawa and practical nurse Grace Balos Joram. P10 US […]