This Friday, Aug. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m., everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the free performance of “Broadway Junior Revue: Raise Your Voice,” performed by the Bedford Recreation Department Junior Summer Stock cast. The performance will take place in the air-conditioned JGMS Auditorium located at 99 McMahon Rd. The performance is one hour long without intermission, appropriate for all audiences, and no tickets are necessary.
Olivia Lewis, performing in the show, said the audience will enjoy seeing all of the effort that has gone into creating the performance. “It’s a good introduction to a lot of different musicals.”
“Raise Your Voice” is a musical journey across 15 song and dance numbers from a range of musicals – classic to modern. The audience will recognize songs from “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Guys and Dolls” to “The Little Mermaid.” The show is directed by Aidan Tatar, with musical direction from Kelsey Mack and assistants Ellie Mitchell and Mary Couveé.
Junior Summer Stock is a summer program for kids entering grades 4 – 9, offering a musical theater production experience from audition to performance. Participants learn and rehearse a range of skills needed to put on a full performance including singing, acting, choreography, character development, blocking, teamwork, and more.
Nikki Taylor, Bedford Recreation Department Program Coordinator, said Junior Summer Stock “has a long tradition in Bedford and we are extremely grateful for the leadership of the Director, Aidan Tatar, and the hard work of the other staff members.” Taylor invites everyone to see the show.
The cast of the production will be: Poppy Briody, Eliza Dantas, Presley Doyle, Mia Falco, Gianna Fedele, Ella Garrett, Aiden Green, Maggie Harte, Ruiqi Hsu, Ruiyi Hsu, Maya Husain, Scarlett Johnson, Emily Ke, Vivienne LaBranche, Faith Lee, Olivia Lewis, Benjamin Marchionna, Kaitlyn Munsie, Lindsey Park, Felicia Pellegrino, Sidnie Ryoo, Hannah Sandler, Ava Savage, Farah Semy, Noah Thompson, Marcy Venuti, and Porter Venuti.