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OLIVER Coming in April

After running away from a children’s workhouse (Food, Glorious Food!) run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger (Consider Yourself), who takes him to become part of Fagin’s gang of young thieves (Pick a Pocket or Two). Oliver is mistakenly picked up by the police and ends up in the home of wealthy Mr. Brownlow. Fagin, fearful that Oliver might disclose their operations, sends Nancy to fetch him back. She soon regrets her part in recapturing Oliver and sets about to rectify the situation (As Long as He Needs Me).

Don’t miss this engaging story, full of classic musical theater numbers including I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, and Reviewing the Situation. Dicken’s characters are brought to life in all their 19th century English glory in this Tony Award-winning show.


Speaking Their Minds

The 2016 ANC Oratorical Event has come and gone, but it's not too late to hear this annual favorite produced by the teachers and students of the ANC English Department. Experience the full range of emotions as these speakers employ humor, insight and pathos to Speak Their Minds, moderated by "Melodie" and "Stu" of WKNC 1020 AM:

Rachel F., Global Grandmother/em>
Zach L., Living a "Principled" Life
Helen B., Have a Nice Day
Lynne A., Just Jump
Brayden B., The Process
Eden H., Attitude of Gratitude
Cameron T., Not Like the Other
Matthue C., Playing from the Rough
Clara R., No Bueno

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE (Program starts 15 minutes in)



New Principal for the Girls School

Managing Director Jim Adams has announced that he is appointing Kira Schadegg as the next Girls School principal, with the unanimous consensus of a search committee comprised of faculty, administration and trustees.

Mrs. Schadegg, center, with colleagues being honored by the senior girls at their recent Medieval Feast at Glencairn Museum.

From Mr. Adams' announcement:

"Kira’s dedication to the New Church, New Church education, and the mission of the Girls School is remarkable. She also has an impressive resume of experience in the Girls School and wider community. These range from her superb teaching in the classroom to working with students in a variety of forums, to her leadership within the faculty to her many years of service with the Fire Company. Her love for the students is evident, as is her desire to support and lead the faculty. Kira is very energetic and organized. She has an amazing work ethic and a can-do attitude that is contagious. I believe that she will be a fine leader for the Girls School and look forward to working with her."

Mr. Adams thanked outgoing principal Sue Odhner for her years of dedication to the Girls School, acknowledging what she has contributed and anticipating her efforts to prepare Mrs. Schadegg to take the reins next year.


Mitchell Performing Arts Center Fundraiser

MPAC is hosting a concert featuring local musicians Turner Adams, Anders Hyatt, and Reade McCardell.  Funds raised at this event will benefit the Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC) for the ANC Secondary Schools, Bryn Athyn College and the greater Bryn Athyn community.  

Come enjoy our hometown talent on a winter's night in Bryn Athyn!  We would love to see you!
Doors open at 7pm.

Joe Zimmerman Coming To ANC

EVENT RESCHEDULED! Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, 2013 was a big year for New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. Buzzfeednamed him a top comic to watch, saying “...Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”

In 2014 he recorded a Half Hour Special which aired on Comedy Central July 25th, as well as being a featured performer on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing, where he drew praise from Roseanne & Russell Peters. 2014 also saw the release of his debut solo album, “Smiling at Wolves” which reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts.

Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and recorded two albums. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005.


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