Surrounded by a limited number of family and friends in socially distanced seating pods, Worcester Preparatory School hosted back-to-back live performances of its spring musical revue, A Taste of Broadway, in the Athletic and Performing Arts Center, March 10 and 11.
Despite the pandemic, the show was made possible thanks to the creative collaboration and determination of talented performers and their amazing teachers, Director Paulette DeRosa-Matrona, Music Director Christopher Buzby and Art Director George Zaiser.
A cast of 17 Upper School thespians and artists combined music, dance and sketches, while performing 15 heartfelt renditions of songs from nine Broadway musicals. Popular musical theatre songs included “Seize the Day” and “King of New York” from “Newsies,” “Cinema Italiano” and “Be Italian” from “Nine,” “Castle on a Cloud” and “On My Own” from “Les Miserables,” “Singin’ in the Rain” from the show of the same name, “Your Daddy's Son” from “Ragtime,” “Used to be Mine” and “What Baking Can Do” from “Waitress,” “Defying Gravity” and “For Good” from “Wicked,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Dancing Queen” from “Mamma Mia,” and “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”
Upper School students created works of art that complemented the Broadway show themes and were displayed throughout the lobby for guests to enjoy before and after the show.