Peter D. Kramer
Real-time live coverage of the 2023 Metro Awards from Tarrytown Music Hall.
Four students were tied for this teacher recommendation award.
Julian Silva, as Assistant Technical Director and Sound Console Operator on Blind Brook’s ‘Something Rotten!’
Kayden Careka, Abby DiSalvo, Evelyn Jansen and the stage management team for “Chicago” in the Pascak Valley.
Joel Joseph, Head of Publicity for “Footloose” in Ramapo, NY.
Into the Woods stage director and set builder Christian Vincenti, Westwood. “It was unexpected,” he said. “I want to thank my mother. There are too many things I want to thank.”
At the Immaculate Heart Academy, a Catholic all-girls school in Washington Township, they performed “All Over the World” from “Xanadu,” and the aisle-filling performers handed out psyllium before the venue immediately opened. was full. Since this is a show with roller skates, there were also roller skates. Next, the cast went to the title song.
The duet winner is ‘The Song That Goes Like This’ from Tappan Zee’s ‘Spamalot’. Daniel Lipari and Kiki Zervoudis thanked the cast, crew, director, friends and family. Kiki said, “I want to thank everyone.” “I want to thank Jesus.”
hair and makeup
A new category, Metro, has been adapted for Pascak Valley’s Meriel Lupfer’s ‘Chicago: Teen Edition’.
Pleasantville was just settling in when Julian Dundy won the award for Best Child Actor. He thanked the directors who “shaped me as an actor.”
The Pleasantville stage staff won with “Bye Bye Birdie.” As the three girls put their arms around each other and thanked the crew and “everyone who helped them get here,” a man in the audience shouted, “That’s my girlfriend.” is.
Leading Performance Candidate
Acting – Male: Jack Afe, Harrison, “Into the Woods”. He thanked directors Meg Test and Deb Toteda. “I haven’t been feeling well for a while, but you guys helped me grow,” he said. Then he threw his newfound clout behind Kendrick Lamar in the 2024 presidential election.
Acting – Female: Amelia Perlmutter, Rutherford, “Mean Girls: High School Edition” She thanked the director, friends, family and cast. She also thanked her parents, who are her actors.
In this year’s new category, “I’m Not a Loser” from The Kennedy Catholic’s “SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical” was chosen as the small group number.
“I have to say how proud I am,” screeched an organization spokesperson. “You guys are one of the best friends anyone could ask for. I’m a soprano. I played squidward.”
Student Orchestra (tie)
“Into the Woods” by Lakeland. There were 17 students in the pit of Lakeland’s “Into the Woods” orchestra. Sondheim was played by 17 students in the pits.
White Plains’ “Mamma Mia!” music director thanked the student musicians for their work.
Pleasantville’s “Bye Bye Birdie” company opened the medley with the McAfee family’s harmony about Ed Sullivan. Then Conrad Birdie stepped forward in a gold jumpsuit and made the girls roll from side to side.
Dance Performance – Men: Nate Argo, Ramsey, ‘Crazy For You’ Nate thanked the dance teacher and cast.
Dance Performance – Women: Nicolette Rivera, Saddle River Day School, ‘The Addams Family’ Nicolette, who played the moon, stepped off the balcony with her left boot on. She thanked her parents, “She paid for everything.” lesson. ”
Zach Doerr of Blind Brook’s “Something Rotten” thanked his wife and children, the Blind Brook community and the children on stage by name. “Stage crew kids out there? Your work is getting attention.”
Student Pit Musicians winner is Leah Shefferman for ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ from New Rochelle.
Maeve Gorham of Dobbs Ferry High School said she had done a lot in theater but had never written a critique until this year. She praised Dobbs Ferry’s “Mice of the Mice,” and told the cast of Pascak Valley’s “Chicago” that they were great. (That was the musical she reviewed in her award-winning production.)
Nyack goes from ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to ‘Suddenly Seymour’ to ‘Downtown’. Tatum Hopkins and Angus McCrary also appear later (nominated for lead roles). The Nyack kids in “Little Shop” t-shirts did it spectacularly.
Who plays when: The Metro Awards will announce the order of the shows. Here’s what you can expect:
Award season: Tony Sunday makes way for Metro’s Monday
Comedy Performance – Men: Ian Morris, Mamaroneck, “Footloose”. Ian rocking a bolo tie as Willard.
Comedy Performance – Female: Eliana Carvalho, Hastings, “Something Rotten!” She thanked director Laurie Walton and the wonderful cast.
Emma Gelman of Hastings High School won the Graphic Design Award for “Something Rotten!” She thanked her mother for encouraging her to continue editing.
Outstanding Lobby Display Award goes to Raegan Sedlarcik for Disney High School Musical at Carmel High School. The crowd clapped along to “We’re All in This Together” as Carmel’s mother, Reagan, emerged from the balcony. (President Reagan’s daughter was also on the show.)
Playing Blind Brook
“Welcome to the Renaissance” opens with Blind Brook’s performance of “Something Rotten!” A play about a brother who unfortunately had to work in Shakespeare’s time. The number moves on to the tap-happy number “A Musical,” which quotes countless musical references. The crowd roars with gratitude.
the show begins
The venue is full and the show is about to begin. Hosts Kelly Butler and David Josephsberg are backstage with kids talking excitedly.
The schools nominated for general direction are easily recognizable because they wear costumes. “Bye Bye Birdie” behind the house. Blind Brook’s ‘Something Rotten!’ backstage ready to be first.
The lights in the house dim and the video begins.
The video reads, “I’m back after a long break.” And the children make a fuss. “Tonight is yours.”
As a result, the video will show actual photos of each of the 56 participating schools, and the ranking of each school will be revealed.
The kids from Immaculate Mind Academy’s ‘Xanadu’ are across the aisle, right behind (and equally ferocious) the kids from Nyack’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, Pleasantville’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ ” became deafeningly ferocious in front of the children (as well as ferocious). It feels like my ears will burst. ) Reinek’s “Anastasia” kids are in the middle back of the house and have plenty of lung capacity.
before the show
Today’s forecast calls for possible thunderstorms and hail, with widespread joy, elation and show tunes expected in Tarrytown starting around 7:30pm.
Today is Metro Monday. Theater kids from New York’s metro suburbs dress sweetly and sharply and gather at Tarrytown Music Hall to celebrate their accomplishments.
Live performances from all six musicals nominated for Best Overall Performance and the lead actors.
and get noisy.
The music hall also has a lohud team. Videographer Peter Kerr and photographer Seth Harrison will participate. We will be doing a live 1 hour blue carpet interview around 6pm. The scene then shifts to the music hall where all seats have their say and the ceremony begins at 7:30 pm.
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