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Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!

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One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students made their Broadway debuts last night at the 4th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL for NYC Public Schools at the fabled Shubert Theatre (225 W. 45 St. -- currently home to the Broadway smash HELLO, DOLLY!) This high-energy arts and education experience for students is presented by The Shubert Foundation and NYC Department of Education.

Over the course of the day on March 19, students from five NYC high schools - Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, Talent Unlimited High School in Manhattan, William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens, Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, and LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and Performing Arts in Manhattan - made their Broadway debuts from 7:00 to 9:00 pm performing selections from iconic musicals and plays, after having spent the afternoon in rehearsals on stage, as well as attending a full day of acting workshops and technical guidance with teachers, DOE volunteers, college PA's and professional Broadway backstage crews, musicians and actors, according to Shubert Foundation President, Michael I. Sovern.

The Festival, a celebration featuring five outstanding high school student productions from the 2017-2018 school year, were selected from over 25 schools across the city by a panel of professional theatre artists and theatre educators. Over the course of the festival's four-year history, school productions from all 5 boroughs have performed at the event. This year, student presentations from the following schools will present excerpted scenes and musical numbers as follows:

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (Queens) - RAGTIME; Talent Unlimited High School (Manhattan) - MACHINAL; William Cullen Bryant High School (Queens) - HENRY'S LAW; Professional Performing Arts High School (Manhattan) - WEST SIDE STORY; LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and Performing Arts (Manhattan) - 42nd STREET

The High School Theatre Festival showcases the ongoing and excellent theatre work currently taking place in NYC public high schools, as well as highlighting the positive effects of theatre study on skills for the stage and in life: collaboration, artistry, discipline, focus, literacy, student voice, self-awareness, presence, active listening and empathy. The evening focuses on the impact that a full theatre program can have on students and school communities, and enables students to see theatre and the arts as a potential career path.

Check out photos from inside the special night below!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
The Fourth Annual High School Theatre Festival at The Shubert Theatre on March 19, 2018 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Peter Avery

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Molly Griggs and Charlie Stemp

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Molly Griggs

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Charlie Stemp

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Molly Griggs and Charlie Stemp

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts perform 'Ragtime'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
John Cariani

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
John Cariani

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Talent Unlimited High School perform 'Machinal'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Sasha Hutchings

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Sasha Hutchings

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts perform '42nd Street'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Peter Avery

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Robert E. Wankel

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Robert E. Wankel

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Robert E. Wankel and Phil Weinberg

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Phil Weinberg

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Phil Weinberg

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Lilli Cooper

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Lilli Cooper

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Lilli Cooper on stage during The Fourth Annual High School Theatre Festival at The Shubert Theatre on March 19, 2018 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law' at the Fourth Annual High School Theatre Festival at The Shubert Theatre on March 19, 2018 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from William Cullen Bryant High School perform 'Henry's Law'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Baayork Lee

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Baayork Lee

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story' at the Fourth Annual High School Theatre Festival at The Shubert Theatre on March 19, 2018 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Students from Professional Performing Arts High School perform 'West Side Story'

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Peter Avery

Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!
Peter Avery


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