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Focus: Backstage at RFH with Broadway Stars of the Future & Present

Stars were rising and shining on Monday night when talent from Monmouth County schools and a few Broadway stars got together Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) and sang and danced for a place to call home for homeless teens.

Teens, pre-teens and even some pint-sized tykes put on a Night of Future Broadway Stars show for the sake of Covenant House in Asbury Park.

They do it every year. 

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect caught up with the stars and budding stars backstage at RFH before show time. Bravo, cast!

Take a look and see if you recognize anyone … (Oh, and don’t forget to click to enlarge the slideshow and photos below!)

— Elaine Van Develde


Sun Shines on Forrestdale’s Production of ‘Annie jr.’

The following is an edited press release from the Rumson School District:

The sun will come out tomorrow, but it was the stars that shone brightly in the musical Annie jr. presented by the Forrestdale Drama Club in March.

The production, with a cast of more than 30, was directed by Vinny Sabatino, with musical direction by Forrestdale music teacher Barbara Leutz.

The show starred and featured: Gina Teschke as Annie; Sophia Bocklage as Miss Hannigan;  Kate Gagliardi as Ms. Warbucks; Mara Campolattaro as Grace Farrell; Rory McGill and Annabel Morris as the “shady characters” Rooster and Lily St. Regis; and Rachel Bailey as Annie’s dog, Sandy.

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