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Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS

Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below again celebrated the popular and prolific summer camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.

Since 1970, French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts has been a champion of the arts and arts education. The camp gives every child an individualized summer experience all while producing close to sixty full-scale musicals and plays. It has been the home away from home to thousands of performers for decades, including some of Broadway's brightest stars! French Woods recently celebrated its 50th summer, and is still going strong!

The evening boasted some of French Woods's prominent alumni in a night of story and song as they reminisced about a time before Broadway. Performers sang the roles they played in their youth and discussd some of their favorite French Woods memories. Before they were working on the Great White Way, they may have been playing Fanny Brice at age fourteen or a pre-pubescent Tevye!

A portion of the proceeds were donated to The Hancock French Woods Arts Alliance, a foundation that helps fund scholarships for young artists.

The evening was produced by Jen Sandler, associate produced and hosted by Michael Kushner, and music directed by Ben Caplan.

Performers included Max Beer (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life), Sarah Boyle, Aaron F. Brateman (10×25 at Atlantic Theater Company), Lauryn Ciardullo (Aladdin), Michelle Coben (Disney's Finding Nemo), Ben Edelman (Admissions, Significant Other), Josh Freilich, Roy George (Weird The Musical, Idol The Musical), Lisa Graye (Friends! The Musical Parody), Jordan Hirsch, Madeline Hurley, Lee Kasper (You Can't Take It With You, Harvey), Michael Kushner (On The Town, Toxic if Swallowed), Rebecca Kuznick (Sistas: The Musical, Company), Jennifer Molson, Rob Morean (Torch Song), Gabrielle Pisapia, Maddison Rotner, Lance Rubin (Broadway Bounty Hunter, Bloodsong of Love), Adrian Ruz (Disney's The Jungle Book), Lee Slobotkin (The Book of Mormon, Wicked), Heather Tepe (Matilda, Billy Elliot) and Matthew Wechsler.

The evening ended with a performance by current French Woods campers Zach Asnis, Jalen Bunch, Hudson Flynn, Abby Gluck, Tiffany Kumar, Skylar Sherman and Foster Schrader.

Photo Credit: Katy Beth Barber

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Foster Schrader, Ray Kao, Hudson Flynn, Tiffany Kumar, Skylar Sherman, Jalen Bunch, Zach Asnis and Abby Gluck

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Beth Schaefer, Michael Knauf, Roy George, Ben Caplan, Matthew Wechsler, Aaron Farenback-Brateman, Sarah Boyle, Brian Worsdale, Matt Stern, Madeline Hurley, Jennifer Molson Gabrielle Pisapia, Josh Frei

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Maddison Rotner, Lisa Graye, Max Beer, Michelle Coben and Jordan Hirsch

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Michael Kushner and Jen Sandler

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lee Kasper and Rob Morean

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lee Kasper

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Rob Morean

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lance Rubin

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Josh Freilich

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lauryn Ciardullo

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Beth Schaefer and Brian Worsdale

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Lee Slobotkin, Michael Kushner, Rebecca Kuznick and Heather Tepe

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Ben Caplan and Jen Sandler

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Jennifer Molson, Madeline Hurley, Matthew Wechsler and Gabrielle Pisapia

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Full Company

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Jordan Hirsch, Michelle Coben, Max Beer, Maddison Rotner and Lisa Graye

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Max Beer

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Maddison Rotner and Lisa Graye

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Jordan Hirsch and Michelle Coben

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Michael Kushner

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Rob Morean

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Heather Tepe

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Lee Kasper

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Ben Edelman

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Gabrielle Pisapia

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Madeline Hurley

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Matthew Wechsler

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Jennifer Molson and Aaron Farenback-Brateman

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Roy George

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Adrian Ruz

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Sarah Boyle

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Sarah Boyle, Adrian Ruz, Jennifer Molson, Roy George, Madeline Hurley, Matthew Wechsler, Gabrielle Pisapia and Aaron Farenback Brateman

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Rebecca Kuznick

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lee Slobotkin

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lauryn Ciardullo

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Lance Rubin

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Beth Schaefer

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Zach Asnis, Jalen Bunch, Hudson Flynn, Abby Gluck, Tiffany Kumar, Skylar Sherman and Foster Schrader

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Zach Asnis, Jalen Bunch, Hudson Flynn, Abby Gluck, Tiffany Kumar, Skylar Sherman and Foster Schrader

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
Zach Asnis, Jalen Bunch, Hudson Flynn, Abby Gluck, Tiffany Kumar, Skylar Sherman and Foster Schrader



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