The Nite Show with Danny Cashman will present a special edition of the show with high school students taking over as guests and members of the crew. “High School Nite” will air on Saturday, May 30, and was produced in conjunction with Husson Alive: The NESCom Experience
“We have been looking forward to this for quite some time. The high schools in Maine are such a resource for tremendous talent and personalities that it was easy to find great guests for our show,” said Nite Show host Danny Cashman. “On top of that, despite doing a high school themed show, my transcript continues to go unchecked, keeping my dirty little secret alive that I never passed high school English…or science.”
Viewers of High School Nite on The Nite Show will notice guests hailing from high schools in Maine. Among them, Nick Danby of Bangor High School, who is ranked 2nd in the country by the National Speech and Debate Association, will be interviewed on the show. Alex Quinn, winner of individual awards for outstanding musicianship at both the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival and the Berklee High School Jazz Festival will be sitting in with the show’s house band, the Jump City Jazz Band on trumpet. The Division II winners of the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival – the Unified Harmony Show Choir, made up of students from Stearns and Schenck High Schools in Millinocket and East Millinocket, respectively, will perform a selection from “Wicked” on the show. And a guest announcer from Dirigo High School even joins Nite Show announcer Joe Kennedy for the show’s introduction.
“Everybody loved everything about this taping,” said Cashman. “We hope that students, families, and towns will enjoy it, and we hope it becomes an annual event for us.”
Husson Alive: The NESCom Experience brought together high school students from ten different schools in Maine and New Hampshire to learn about NESCom for a day. Those students spent the day working on everything from marketing to video and audio production. At the end of the day, many students were involved in the actual production of the show, including running camera and technical directing High School Nite on The Nite Show.
High School Nite on The Nite Show will air in the show’s regular timeslots, statewide, on Sat., May 30: WABI TV5 (CBS) in Bangor at 11:30 p.m.; WPFO FOX23 in Portland following Major League Baseball and the FOX23 News at Ten (likely between 10:30 – 11 p.m.); and WAGM FOX8 in Presque Isle at 12 midnight.
The Nite Show with Danny Cashman is a late night talk show based on national shows hosted by the likes of David Letterman, Johnny Carson, and Jimmy Fallon. The 30-minute weekly show originates from Husson University’s Gracie Theatre in Bangor and features an opening monologue, a comedy bit, a guest interview, and usually a performance guest in every show. The show also features a live house band, The Jump City Jazz Band, Joe Kennedy serves as the show’s announcer, and the show is taped before a live studio audience. Previous guests have included folk singer/songwriter David Mallett, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, Gov. Paul LePage, The Count from “Sesame Street,” Sen. Angus King, Miss Maine USA, Rob Bartlett of “Imus in the Morning,” F. Lee Bailey, former Major League Baseball player Matt Stairs, singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey, former host of “Double Dare,” Marc Summers, the Rustic Overtones, comedian George Hamm, MMA fighter Marcus Davis, and many more.
Tickets for future shows are available through the show’s website, www.theniteshowmaine.com.