By: IlonaMakovetskaya, Grade 11 &Susan Benjamin, Grade 11 “Take 5!” Members of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Theater Arts Program celebrated the 5 year anniversary of the program with an original produc- tion paying homage to every show produced at Adelphi over the past 5 years. Audience members packed the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre for three exclusive perform- ances: Friday, February 28th, Satur- day, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st. The Adelphian Masquers’ 5 Year Anniversary Show! featured an origi- nal script that linked Adelphi’s the- atrical productions ( Little Shop of Horrors , Bye Bye Birdie , Back to the 80’s , Damn Yankees and Grease ) with its original musical revues ( A Broadway Musical Revue , A Disney Musical Revue! , A Beatles Musical Revue , Adelphi’s Got Talent! , Adel- phi Rocks! and Adelphi Pop! ). The show featured highlights from each of these productions, making for an unforgettable evening. Going down memory lane was extremely fun for cast and audi- ence alike, but the most intriguing part was that many new actors and actresses got to reinvent these popular roles and put their own spin on them. This year the Theater Arts Program welcomed several new members from Middle School and Upper School, along with re- turning veterans of the Adelphi stage. Continued on page 2 V O L U M E L X X , I S S U E 2 THE ADELPHI ORACLE INSIDE THI S I SSUE : Founded 1863 8515 Ridge Boulevard Bay Ridge Brooklyn, New York 11209-4307 We’re on the Web! adelphi.org Follow Us @adelphiacademy Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn School News 1-17 Interview with a Faculty Member 6 Q&A: “Of the Months” 11-14 Sports Talk 18 Food 19 Talkin’ Tech 20 Politics 21 Entertainment 21 Fashion 22-23 Comics 24 The cast and crew of The Adelphian Masquers’ 5 Year Anniversary Show! W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 Adelphians Take Center Stage for Special 5 Year Anniversary Show! Upper Schoolers Matthew (left) and Albert shined on stage as the Genie and Aladdin, respectively.