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Greensboro Day Students performing in The Scarlet Pimpernel at Lincoln Center on Feb. 18
A group of upper school students are traveling to New York to participate in a one night only concert performance of the Frank Wildhorn musical The Scarlet Pimpernel at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Feb. 18.
Our students will be part of a 200-member chorus and are the only student group from NC. GDS students auditioned for their spot in the chorus, and will join 10 other student groups from across the country to perform in this concert, which is highly regarded by the Broadway community. This is the fourth time that upper school students are participating in this unique performance opportunity with Manhattan Concert Productions, whose mission is to get musical professionals and students working together in landmark New York concert venues.
The concert features Broadway stars Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, Drew Gehling, and Corey Cott as a part of a full professional cast. The show’s composer, Frank Wildhorn and lyricist Nan Knighton are also on hand for rehearsals, and have rewritten parts of the score specifically for this concert. The New York Philharmonic is also a part of this concert.
GDS students learned the music during Winter Term with guest artist Jonathan Emmons, recorded the music for approval by the producers, and also have done a brush-up this past weekend in preparation for the trip. The students participating are Katie Barton ‘19, Kennedy Boston ‘19, Max Criscuolo ‘20, Tilley Kirkland ‘21, Oliver Kreimer ‘22, Larkin Owens ’21, Will Presson ‘20, Kayla Rafkin ’20, Lauren Sar ‘21, and Madelyn Shaw ‘21. Ruthie Tutterow, Denise Johnson, and Jonathan Thielen will be chaperoning. Stay tuned to GDS Instagram for their updates during the trip.