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First Day of Musicville Rehearsal at Children’s Musical Theater Festival

Musicville Rehearsal - Children's Musical Theatre Festival
The cast of Musicville during their first read-through.
Today kicked off the week-long workshop of Musicville at the Children’s Musical Theatre Festival. I was lucky enough to sit-in on the first read-through this morning (picture to the right), and I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the talent of these young actors! One of the great joys of being a writer is sitting back during a rehearsal and listening to your show come to life in the hands of talented artists. And boy is this show in great hands.  Musicville is being directed by Stephanie Fritto and music directed by Sarah Statler, both have tons of professional theatre experience.  As I walked in Stephanie was already excitedly telling me about the fantastic staging ideas she had for the opening number…such great energy! And in a testament to how small the theatre-world is, Stephanie was in the same cast as my collaborator Betina Hershey in a professional touring production of West Side Story a few years back. Can’t wait to see this show develop throughout the week.  Below is a full cast list of the young actors performing in Musicville:
  • Sydney Bell
  • Amanda Yuan
  • Andrew Apy
  • Carly Baron
  • Christina Watson
  • Egan Mills
  • Elsa Chung
  • Emily Joy Vaeth
  • Ethan Haberfield
  • Grace Jegle
  • Greta Kandel
  • Isabella Lampson
  • Jason Testa
  • Joy Lynn Pringle
  • Kaitlin Brozek
  • Michelle Mullany
  • Olivia Battista
  • Reiley Lonergan
  • Sadie Seelert
  • Shereen Pimentel
  • Sydney Robles
  • Tatiana Cruz
Musicville will be performed Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm and Sunday, July 24th at 1pm at Baruch College Nagelberg Theatre, located at 55 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. All tickets are $10 and are general admission (no reserved seating). For tickets click here.
Beat by Beat Press believes in the power of musical theatre to inspire children. That’s why we create original musicals for schools and youth theaters to perform. To learn more, visit us at www.bbbpress.com.

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