Last weekend the Skull & Bones Drama Club of Mepham High School held its annual fundraiser performance with a two-act Broadway revue ensemble conceived, directed and performed by the students.
With the direction of faculty advisor Edward Grosskreuz, the student actors and singers presented “A Night on Broadway” with songs from West Side Story to Motown: The Musical.
Samantha Morgan belts out “What Is This Feeling?” from the hit Broadway show Wicked.
Cast members included Emily Fontanetta and Emily Garone singing “Somewhere,” Liz Liquori, who sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl” from Flower Drum Song, Anthony Plantyn, who sang “For Once In My Life” to the acoustic accompaniment of Jacob Cutler and Jacob Geier, and Samantha Pepe, Samantha Morgan and an ensemble performing “What Is This Feeling” from Wicked.
Hosts of A Night on Broadway include, from left, Max Perry, Melissa Berman, Bianca Picano and Matt Gibbons.
Kevin Burns delivered a solo rendition of “This Is The Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde. Students Max Perry, Melissa Berman, Bianca Picano and Matt Gibbons hosted the evening.
“The students were amazing.” Grosskreuz said. “They put the entire show together on their own and practiced all throughout the summer to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. Their dedication is inspiring. I couldn’t be more proud of these kids.”
Mepham’s Liz Liquori really enjoys being a girl, as she sings“I Enjoy Being a Girl” from Flower Drum Song.
Once a year the Skull & Bones Drama Club donates the proceeds from its performance to a specific cause. This year ticket sales, concession sales, ribbon sales and donations raised more than $3300 for the Lustgarten Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for pancreatic cancer treatment and prevention. Last year the troupe raised $1651 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Photos courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District