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Retro RFH Show Time Curtain Up!

Entering stage right for RFH Freshman Follies 1974
Photos/George Day

Curtain up and enter stage right!

With the masked pandemic time RFH Tower Players’ debut on Friday of its first-time outdoor show, it’s only right to pay tribute to the RFH stage and show time entrances gone by.

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Taking RFH Tower Players’ Spring Show Outside

Small group virtual dance rehearsal takes place in March with choreographer Casey Stolowski and male cast members. Pictured are Casey Stolowski, Aidan Herman, Matt Reulbach, Evan Callas, Chris Stypa.
Photo/RFH

Of the mindset that in spite of the pandemic, the show must go on, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players are taking the spring musical off the auditorium stage and to the outdoors.

The musical they’re taking to the outdoor stage is Emma! A Pop Musical.

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Retro RFH Tower Players Stage Crew Playing

It’s all fun and games until … the RFH Tower Players crew finishes building the set … or show time … or something like that. You get the picture — or pictures.

The RFH Tower Players are playing on Nov. 20 with their pandemic time virtual production of Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

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Retro RFH Tower Players’ Play Time

RFH Tower Players costumed and playing in 1977
Photo/RFH Yearbook

It’s that time of the RFH school year when all good show folk band together as Tower Players get to work on producing a fall show. This year playing is quite a different deal for the players. But there’s always the past … 

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Curtain Up on RFH Tower Players’ First Virtual Show

The pandemic isn’t stopping the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players from going on with the show. The troupe has set the stage for the curtain to go up on their first virtual production. The Tower Players’ fall drama, Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, will be staged online on Nov. 20.

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Retro RFH Best Buds & A Bridge Message

With RFHers’ graduation, sentimentality has set in. It’s that milestone summer of senior year … There’s nothing like a few best buds, a graduation summer, a message of forever friendship and the bridge — RFHers’ iconic cement billboard of sorts left over from the McCarter estate in Rumson.

So, to pay tribute to both buds and the bridge, the Retro Pic of the Day offers a glimpse of both in a milestone moment of friends paying homage to one another by painting the bridge way back in time.

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Retro RFH Tower Players Play Time

RFH Tower Players costumed and playing in 1977
Photo/RFH Yearbook

Just one week ago, the RFH Tower Players were opening their final show of the school year — Footloose. The RFH shows of this era are always billed as Tower Players plays, because, of course, it’s the drama club. But, in the age of the RFH Tower Player dinosaur, playing with the Tower Players was a bit different.

There have always been two productions, a fall drama and a spring musical. The fall drama was a Tower Players play. Tower Players only were auditioned and cast. The spring musical a different, more school-wide production. It was billed as an RFH show, with auditions open to anyone in RFH, casting dance and vocal choruses, lead and supporting role actors and all.

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Focus: Dress Rehearsing RFH’s ‘Footloose’

It’s that time — dress rehearsal time for the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) annual musical theater production. This year it’s Footloose. And as tech week winds down and things are fine-tuned, the cast settles into dress rehearsals, with that final dress rehearsal set for tonight.

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Retro RFH Tower Players’ Tech Week

Another RFH Tower Players show opening, another tech week. So it goes in the theater world, high school or not. This opening is for the musical Footloose and, yes, it goes like that. This week is tech week. And while tech week has always been run during the week of the show, there are lots of techie differences from decades ago to now.

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