Monthly Archives: February 2016

Knighthorse Theater Company brings Shakespeare to life for Bay Shore students

Requiring few props, an open space, and only two actors, Knighthorse Threatre Company stormed Bay Shore High School in April 2009 with its original adaptations of several plays by William Shakespeare, including “McBeth,” Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Knighthorse was formed by Tyrus and AMy Lemerande in September 2003. The husband and wife acting duo met while performing with Shenandoah Shakespear’s Brave New World Tour in 2002-2003. “We believe Shakespeare was meant to be seen,” noted Ty and Amy, who graduate with Masters in Theater Arts from Penn State and Trinity Conservatory in Rhode Island, Respectively.

Lighting up the stage with an inner brightness, Amy and Ty displayed their great understanding of the bard with fluent productions of his familiar works, The couple interacted well with the audience, involving students in lessons, such as a live version of iambic pentameter with 10 volunteers.

View more photos of Knighthorse in Bay Shore here >>


Bay Shore Alumni Mike Millan returns to inspire future musicians

Mike Millan, Bay Shore Alumni (Class of 2007) and Hartt School of Music (Class of 2011), returns to Bay Shore High School to work with students on musical theater repertoire and inspire future musicians.

Mike has recently been featured in the Sister Act National Tour (2013-2014) and in the hit off broadway show “Piece of my Heart” (2014)

Many thanks to the BSSAEF (Bay Shore Schools Arts Education Fund) for this wonderful opportunity and for the BSHS Drama Department and Mr. Bilella for organizing this event.


Internationally-renowned cellist Mark Summer conducts workshops Bay Shore Middle School and High School

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, orchestra students at Bay Shore High School and Middle School had the opportunity to meet internationally-renowned cellist Mark Summer.

A founding member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, Mr. Summer is particularly known for his percussion and pizzicato techniques, as well as his improvisational ability. He showcased those talents while performing for students during interactive assemblies.

After meeting with larger groups of high school and middle school musicians, Mr. Summer conducted a workshop with two High School seniors, Brianna Acevedo and Estefan Perez. During the hour-long session, he listened to pieces the two young cellists had prepared and offered advice and feedback.