Maplewood and South Orange Kids Featured in Upcoming Production

The Junior and Senior Performing Arts Companies from Front & Center for Performing Arts present 42nd Street (Jan. 25-27). The show features many Maplewood and South Orange kids.

The Junior and Senior Performing Arts Companies from Front & Center for Performing Arts (located in Springfield) present 42nd Street from Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th at the Ridge Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge (268 South Finley Avenue). Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased online at www.ridgepac.com. They can also be purchased at the door.

42nd Street is a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. The amazingly talented actors in Front & Center’s Junior and Senior Performing Arts Company will perform 42nd Street on Friday, January 25th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, January 28nd at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 29th, at 1:30 pm. The cast features Maplewood and South Orange residents Hannah Baker, Austin Bommer, Sage Brody (Vauxhall), Clea Dobrish, Hannah Epstein, Kasen Gilbert, Hannah Harding, Meghan Hoey, Michael Hoey, Emma Joy, Quinn Joy, Lily Lindstrom, Molly Lindstrom, Natalie Parks, Sydney Schenker, Ava Senior, Cyrus Shields, Billie Todd, Jenna Weisbach, Lila Zinner, and Ruby Zinner.

This year’s show, produced by Page O’Connor, with artistic direction by Renee Palermo, and choreography by Julie Lira, features 82 of Front & Center’s young performers ranging in age from 6 to 18.

Entering its eleventh year, Front & Center for Performing Arts (www.front-n-center.com, 973-258-1123), located at 95 Victory Road in Springfield, offers classes for children in dance, drama, voice, and musical theater at all skill levels and provides the opportunity to grow artistically in a nurturing, fun, and family-oriented environment. The studio maintains the highest standards of excellence and many of their classes are taught by professional artists and master teachers. Front & Center prides itself on catering to the needs of both the serious and the recreational student.

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