Talent filled the stage last weekend when the Chalmette High School Voices presented its annual Glitter and Gloves production. This year’s Broadway revue included selections from major classics such as Hairspray, Anastasia, and Les Miserables.
The vocal program at Chalmette High School has been recognized throughout the region for its superior quality and ability to develop young voices. Glitter and Gloves featured a wide-range of talent and celebrated the 22 seniors who will be graduating this spring.
Superintendent Doris Voitier said she was amazed by the number of students whose vocal talent was on a par with collegiate or professional programs.
“Often in high school productions, audiences might see this type of talent with a select few students. But over a dozen students had solos – each of whom were truly exceptional,” Voitier said.
Coordinator of Cultural Arts Charles Cassar said the success of the show is truly a testament to the musical program throughout the district.
“Students begin their musical studies in early elementary and continue to hone their talents throughout their educational career with us,” he explained.
“We would not be able to have these types of superior productions if it were not for the elementary and middle school programs that set the foundation for our students. You simply do not get this good overnight.”
Cassar also announced the play for the summer Performing Arts Academy, the four-week musical theater intensive that brings students throughout the school district together over the summer at a minimal cost to families.
“This summer little ones through alum will come together to produce the 17th annual Performing Arts Academy production. This year we are excited to announce the summer play will be Into the Woods,” he said.
Into the Woods is a musical that takes a modern twist on beloved fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. Cassar said the show promises to be another high-quality production that audiences have come to expect from the Academy.
Auditions will be held next month and information for the summer show can be found on the website at www.sbpsb.org/performingartsacademy.
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