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Madison Area YMCA Year End Performance “Give My Regards to Broadway”
CAPTION: Performing a Mini Hip Hop number “We Go Together” from Grease during the Madison Area YMCA Year End Performance L-R: Emmett Wheeler, 4 , from Madison, Benjamin DeGarcia, 4, from Madison, Nikko Vales, 4, from New Providence, Parker Sands, 4, from Madison, Alexis Agi, 5, from Madison, Hunter Procaccini, 4, from Madison, William Raimondi-Engmann, 4, from Madison, Nathan Wolff, 4, from Morristown
CAPTION: Performing a Ballet to “On My Own” from Les Miserables—L-R Front row: Brooke Fesq, 8, from Madison, Ella Pugsley-Crigler, 9, from Madison; Middle row: CJ Ryan, 10, from Morris Township; Back row: Shea Byam, 10, from Basking Ridge, Phoebe Stern,10, from Madison, Devon Ryan, 11, from Morris Township, Taylor Ryan,11, from Morris Township
CAPTION: Performing a Creative Movement number “Broadway Babies” from Follies L-R: Eileen Royce, 2, from Madison, Avelina Muehter, 3, from Morristown, Alison Ostberg, 3, from Madison, Gaia Ciasulli, 3, from Madison, Sarah Shimmon, 3, from Morristown, Lillian Baude, 3, from Madison
CAPTION: Performing a Hip Hop Troupe number “Whipped Into Shape” from Legally Blonde L-R: Julia Eckhardt, 10, from Madison, Josephine Walker, 10, from Madison, Hayley Gajewski,10, from Madison
(Madison, NJ) June 10, 2016 –The Manhattan theater district runs from 41st to 53rd streets between 6th and 9th avenues—but on Saturday, June 4, patrons only needed to arrive at the College of St. Elizabeth’s Annunciation Center in Convent Station to get a Broadway experience. The Madison Area YMCA’s fifth annual 2016 Year End Performance gave audiences a taste of big beautiful Broadway through the years.
Since its inception, Broadway gave many well-known musicals and actors their first successes before gaining great fame. The Madison Area YMCA might just be a start for some talented kids from our area. More than 300 performers from 2 to 15 years old took to the stage dancing, singing and acting. “Give My Regards to Broadway” featured Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Irish dance, Musical Theater and acting with music and costumes that reflected the glitz and glamour of Broadway.
Memorable numbers included: “We’re Not Gonna Take It from “Rock of Ages,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from Mary Poppins, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from Annie, “We Represent the Lollipop Guild” from the Wizard of Oz, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” from Jersey Boys, “We Go Together” from Grease, “King of New York” from Newsies, “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, “If My Friends Could See Me Now” from Sweet Charity and “I Have a Dream” from Mamma Mia.
“The students’ hard work and dedication culminated in spectacular performances,” said Madison Area YMCA Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri. “Our Performing Arts program provides wonderful experiences and opportunities for young children to express themselves creatively, learn skills and develop self-esteem in a fun and nurturing environment.”
The Madison Area YMCA is located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. For more information about the Performing Arts department and classes, visit www.madisonareaymca.org or call Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri at 973.822.9622 x2268.
Registration is ongoing for Summer 2016 Performing Arts classes and clinics. Sign up today!