Dessert Theatre Presents “Grease”

March 19, 2010

The Rensselaer Middle High School Theatre Department proudly presents “Grease” – the school version. The production will take place on March 26th and 27th at 7:00 pm and March 28th at 2:00 pm.


“Ram Pride” 2010!

February 8, 2010

The 2010 Ram Pride Committee will be meeting after school today to discuss the arrangements for the 2010 Ram Pride week which will take place in the middle of March. Students and faculty are invited to voice their opinions on the event. We hope to make Ram Pride week even bigger than last year. All are invited to attend!

Dessert Theatre Presents…

November 20, 2009

Tonight the Rensselaer Middle High School Theatre Department will present four mini skits by Hans Christen Anderson. The production is called “Pixie, Kings, and Magical Things.” Under the direction of Ms. Donna Baxter and technical direction of Ms. Debra Sklar, these skits are sure to provide entertainment for the whole family. Young children will enjoy the funny aspects of the four skits that will be presented.

Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist

October 1, 2008


“You are my soul mate” – Nora

This movie was alright. It did not make my list of favorite movies of all time, but you should still see it. It is funny and many can relate as it is more geared to an adolescent audience. The music is refreshing, as it is not the typical stuff they play in Hollywood movies. It’s based on a book! I had no idea. If I had a book report to write I would (hint, hint) look into reading it. Basically, the movie is about two strangers who happen to meet on a sleepless night full of coincidences and chaos, as they search for a secret concert rumored to be in New York City. As these events unfold, Nick and Norah find that their taste in music draws them together. Music is a powerful force that should not be underestimated. Nick is still not over his ex, Tris (Miley Cyrus look-a-like), although she is clearly over him, and at the outset of the movie, he is making her a mix CD (Road to Closure Volume 12). Tris attends school with Norah, so even before they personally meet, Nick and Norah are already linked. When Tris throws away the mix CD’s, Norah cannot help but retrieve them for herself. One thing I found entertaining was their pursuit for “Fluffy.” As they found clues to the location of their favorite band (Where’s Fluffy?), I found myself becoming more excited as they came closer to their target. I like the idea of a band having their fans hunt them down t prove their dedication. I was disappointed however, that Nick and Norah did not stay for the show due to all the drama being caused by their exes. “Nick and Norah” stars Michael Cera as Nick, Kat Dennings as Norah, Alexis Dziena as Tris, and Ari Graynor as Caroline. It is rated PG-13 (for mature thematic material, including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior) and runs for about 1 hour 30 minutes. And with that, I finish with my final statement: Do not EVER, under any circumstance, share gum, not even with you best bud.

– Paulene Balabala (2008 – 2009 Staff) –

Dessert Theater

October 1, 2008

The drama club this year is presenting some exciting new plays,
Her Heart Belongs To Heartburn, The Plot to Assassinate the Chase Manhattan Bank, Murder at the Banquet, and Rollin’ in Dough in Mistletoe.

HER HEART BELONGS TO HEARTBURN is a comedy about these three sisters Bertha Backbite, Belinda Backbite, and Mary Belle. Their father in his will left his Inn to Mary Belle without her knowing. Belinda and Bertha plan to illegally obtain the Inn until a man
named Harry Heartburn arrives and accidentally an unknowingly
ruins their plan.

The Plot to Assassinate the Chase Manhattan Bank is a comedy about a desperate man named Wilbur Fuddle Jr. and his attempt to rob the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Murder at the Banquet is a murder mystery/comedy about a banquet held for the First Annual Hall of Fame for the Association of Mystery Solvers that ends up being the murdering place of Captain Nathan Wimberly, head of the Association of Mystery Solvers and the place of death for 98 year old mystery solver Agatha
Preakness. Who was the murderer? Will he or she be caught?

Rollin’ in Dough in Mistletoe is a Christmas musical about the small town of Mistletoe. The evil villain Rolland N. Dough has an evil plot to ruin Christmas in that little town. Will he be stopped? Will the little town of Mistletoe have a ruined Christmas?
Can anyone save them? Watch and find out.

– Jordan Maya –