By: Dawn Fuller, St. Luke’s Theater Arts Teacher and Chicago Director
The St. Luke’s Upper School winter musical, Chicago: Teen Edition, played to enthusiastic audiences on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Seldin Performing Arts Center.
The cast donned fishnet stockings, fedoras, pinstripe suits, and feather boas as they danced the Charleston. This was the first live musical in two years, and the excitement was palpable.
As I reflect on the show, I’m amazed by the students' talent! This was a sophisticated, dance-heavy production. The cast brought down the house on every number. They were swanky, suave, and polished as they belted out songs such as “All That Jazz,” “They Both Reached for the Gun,” and “Roxie.” I couldn't have been more proud to lead the cast and crew to opening night!
Dale Griffa (Musical Director), Sarah Westerberg-Egan (Choreographer), and John Conners (Technical Director) rounded out the artistic team, along with numerous student crew members and faculty and staff who helped make the show a reality.
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St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.