Broadway-bound students hoof it up

Marine Park

Drama Club students at Marine Park Middle School headed off to the bright lights of Broadway to perform at the annual Broadway Beacon awards on June 4 at the Hudson Theater on 44th Street in Midtown.

The choristers tripped the neon lights with a standing-room-only performance and joined with singers Elizabeth Stanley and Constantine Maroulis in honoring this year’s theater and education angels: Christie Brinkley, Nick Jonas (yes, that Nick Jonas), James Claffey, and the Millennium Broadway Hotel. Julie Cheng, a reporter with Fox 5 News, emceed the festivities. The students closed the show with a medley from “Anything Goes.”

Student performers included Mary Bledoumou, Leigh Dillon, Danielle Drugan, Melissa Fishman, Nicholas Gonzalez, Michael Hynes, Joe McGlashin, Annie Moran, Ryan O’Connor, Gillian Patrick, Kiera Welsome, and Bailey Wilkinson.

Marine Park’s creative team, Victoria Turoff, Katie McAllister, Renee Browne, Amy Wilkinson, and Candis Pohl directed the performance, and Principal Debra Garofalo produced.

Standing O says, “Brava, brava.”

Marine Park IS 278 [1925 Stuart St. and Fillmore Avenue in Marine Park, (718) 375–3523].

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