At the end of each school year, The Help Group’s Summit View School’s performing arts program puts on a major theatrical production. This April, students performed the beloved Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun. All three performances of the musical were very well attended.
Over 20 Summit View students were involved in the production, under the direction of Jacqueline Schultz. The musical director for Annie Get Your Gun was Mitch Kaplan, who will provide music direction for upcoming play productions at The Help Group’s Village Glen and Bridgeport schools. Rosie Demarco, a Summit View art teacher, was the production’s art director. She also painted the set and created the artwork for posters promoting the musical.
“Our performing arts program continues to create opportunities for our young people to shine. Each year, our students put on a major production, and this year’s performance of Annie Get Your Gun was absolutely remarkable! I’m so proud of all the work our Summit View students did both on-stage, and behind-the-scenes, to bring this incredible story to life. I thank Jacqueline Schultz, the students, and the entire production team for putting on such an incredible musical performance,” remarked Keri Borzello, Head of School at Summit View School.
Jacqueline Schultz, who has led the performing arts program for the last 15 years, said, “Annie Get Your Gun celebrates a young woman who comes to understand her worth and talent. Watching these elementary and high school aged students discover their talent and performative spirit throughout the rehearsal process and into performances was truly inspiring. The whole run was a big success!”
Congratulations to the Summit View student theater ensemble for its wonderful performance run of Annie Get Your Gun!