February 26, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Mikki (of NAG— Neighbors Allied For Good Growth) writes:

North Brooklyn’s Automotive High has come a long way these past few years. The graduation rate is up, attendance is up, and last year it earned a performance bonus from the city. Much of this has come through the hard work of the faculty and staff there, who are determined to give these kids both job skills and an education. There is still much to be done, but here’s what I’ve been really impressed with–the drama department! In just two years they have put on amazing productions of “Grease” and “West Side Story” that brought down the house–and after each performance, the cast’s heartfelt thanks to their teacher, Candace Parr, are simple but wrenching.

This year, the department is struggling to put on its musical–“Guys and Dolls.” I’m planning to help them with a fundraiser in a month or two but here’s what I’d like to hit the community up for now: zoot suits! If anyone has one, or has access to a costume department or vintage store with some, please contact me at actlocal15 (at) gmail (dot) com. Or if there are any costumers out there who would like to help, that’s cool too. (We also need a sound engineer!)

Zoot suits, anyone?

Miss Heather


2 Comments on WANTED IN GREENPOINT: Zoot Suits

  1. mikki on Thu, 26th Feb 2009 12:32 pm
  2. Thanks Heather! These kids need our help!

  3. eew on Fri, 27th Feb 2009 3:19 pm
  4. FYI, you can visit the Automotive HS Music Department’s website for more info:


    I am one of the music teachers at the high school, and I just want to reiterate my gratitude to all who are able to help us put on a great production!

    Look for Auto Music performances and shows coming up! πŸ™‚

    Elli Weinert, band director

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