Our Scholars: The Future of Broadway

Our second, third and fourth grade Scholars found their inner rock stars as performers from Broadway Hearts -- a non-profit comprised of working performers from Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, film and ballet companies, who usually serve hospitalized children -- broke from tradition to provide a performance workshop at Scholars II Elementary.

Amongst the performers were Founder Jessica Radetsky, Satomi Hoffmann, Elizabeth Welch, Jeremy Stolle, Kelsey Connolly and Deborah Grausman, who answered questions about the “biz,” taught choreography, and watched as Scholars demonstrated the musical skills they honed during rehearsals for our December Winter Spectacular.  

Our Scholars -- who are currently studying Broadway in their music classes -- joined in on renditions of Rent’s “Seasons of Love,” Frozen’s “Let it Go,” Phantom of the Opera’s “Masquerade” and more, as they learned about singing, acting, movement and improvisation with interactive on-stage activities. Thank you to the performers who made this a special day!

Thank You to Our Heroes!

Scholars celebrate East Harlem Heroes Day, when we dedicate classrooms to the community leaders who dedicate themselves to mentoring and inspiring our youth.

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Christopeher Sanborn