10th Anniversary Of The HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS To Be Hosted By Bernadette Peters


Bernadette Peters | Photo: Andrew Eccles

Alex Mecklosky
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March 19, 2024 3:00 PM

Everything is coming up Bernadette. In its 10th year, more than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists will make their Broadway debuts in The 2024 Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, March 25th at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre. This annual theatre education experience for NYC students is presented by The Shubert Foundation and the NYC Department of Education Arts Office. 

Bernadette Peters will host this year’s 10th annual event. Additional guest presenters will include James Caverly, Miguel Cervantes, Charlotte d’Amboise, Jeanna de Waal, Trechelle Edmond, Drew Gehling, Tamar Greene, Anika Larsen, Apollo Levine, Julian Elijah Martinez , Gary Perez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Seth Rudetsky, Brandon Uranowitz, and Kara Young.

This year, student presentations from the following schools will present excerpted scenes and musical numbers: Titanic – Professional Performing Arts High School (Manhattan), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Lexington School for the Deaf (Queens), Mamma Mia! – Curtis High School (Staten Island), Zanna Don’t! – Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts (Manhattan), Titanic – Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (Queens), Urinetown – Brooklyn High School for the Arts (Brooklyn).

The Shubert Festival celebrates six outstanding high school student productions from the 2023-24 school year, selected from more than 20 productions across the city by professional theatre artists and theatre educators. Over the course of the festival’s 10-year history, school productions from all five boroughs have performed at the event.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!