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Families and other community members turned out to see Preludes, the Middle School’s musical theater troupe, give two polished performances on November 10 in the Fonseca Center’s Experimental Theater.
The group – featuring 19 students from grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 – performed numbers from a variety of musicals, including Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Dear Evan Hansen, Guys and Dolls, Matilda, 13 and The Wiz.
The students performed some numbers in grade-level ensembles, while for others, they joined together on stage as one ensemble.
This year’s Preludes troupe members are: Charley Agranoff, Danny Batista, Adrien Blanc, Keira Burgos, Annie Carnevale, Aviv Emery, AJ Halpern, Kendall Halprin, Avery Jones, Robert Quigley, Justine Rabley, Gharvin Ramnarase, Arjun Ratan, Xavier Rolston, Sibora Sadrijaj, Viviana Simon, MeiLi Socol, Violet Weber and Ashleigh Woodruff.
Middle School Music Coordinator Katie Meadows and Jason Reiff are co-directors of Preludes. The group meets twice a week during the fall trimester only. These sessions provide a training ground for the students to strengthen their vocal, choreography and blocking skills.