‘Fame’ Lives on Grand Avenue Stage

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Students in the Grand Avenue Middle School drama program treated local senior citizens to a free dress rehearsal performance of their play, “Fame” on March 16.

Musical Director Amanda Cantwell coached the cast of more than 50 students in several musical numbers and solos.

“The students continue to impress me with their talents and dedication,” said Cantwell. “The level of performance they achieve at such young ages is amazing.”

The stage was covered with neon-clad, 80s-themed costumes which were inspired by photos director/English teacher Rebecca Levy shared with the students.

“These talented students spent months putting their all into their performances, and based on the response from the senior citizen dress rehearsal, that hard work most certainly paid off,” said Levy.

Sound, set and lighting were all provided by a talented stage crew and led by Nicholas Giordano, technical director.

Regular performances will also take place on March 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available for purchase at the door.