SCSC Performers Present Annual All-City Musical, Bring It On: The Musical

     Published on 8/10/15   Tagged under:    District News   

Students from Corcoran, Henninger, Nottingham, Ed Smith and Roberts performed in this year’s All-City Musical, Bring It On: The Musical.
 
More than two dozen students, including incoming freshmen and Class of 2015 graduates, rehearsed for more than a month to prepare for the show.
 
Director Bill Ralbovsky, a Nottingham English teacher, praised the students’ dedication. “We typically get the bravest students in the summer, because they’re working with new cast mates and often, unfamiliar staff,” he said. “The students we had this year were phenomenal. Summer is unpredictable-- they have so many other choices. But attendance was terrifically consistent, especially during the last weeks, when some of the hardest work got done. The students, from 7th graders to recent grads, were very professional.”
 
For Corcoran senior Shareke Eadie-Schaub, the experience of life as a performer was well worth it. “I’ve never been in theater before,” he explained. “I want to get into acting and work in the arts, so I thought I’d try out. So far, I like it!”
 
Mr. Ralbovsky said students benefit in countless ways from participating in the All-City Musical. They learn to understand someone else’s point of view, build confidence, learn to trust each other, build relationships, take ownership and criticism and more.
 
Henninger senior Curbbie Beauge agreed, noting how the experience helped her personal growth. “I joined for the experience and the confidence. I’m really shy,” she explained. “But I learned that even if you mess up, you have to keep going. This musical turned out to be exciting and incredible!”
 
Shareke added, “Rehearsals and stunts were the best because we all got to work together and have fun. We’re a community—we all lift each other up. No one puts anyone down.”
 
Congratulations to all who participated for putting on such a great show!

To view photos from the performance, click here to view the Flickr album. >>>