Madison Middle School: The Trumbull Youth Department sponsored a musical theater camp again this year for children in grades 5-8 to encourage the development of musical theater performance skills. The group will be performing, “Cinderella” on Friday, August 10th 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 11th at 2 p.m. at Madison Middle School, 4630 Madison Avenue, Trumbull, CT. Tickets will be sold before all performances as well as in the Madison Middle School lobby M-F 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Maurya Brown, a Trumbull resident, has returned to TYA Jr. this summer to direct the camp. A music educator for more than thirty years, Maurya teaches piano in her home studio, music education for schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport, and leads the drama program at All Saint’s School in Norwalk, CT. Maurya directed last year’s production of The Castaways and is pleased to return this year to such a gifted group of performers. A celebrated teacher for young beginners in the arts, Maurya holds a B.A. in vocal music and education from the College of Saint Benedict’s, St. Joseph, MN.
Cinderella’s godmother had creative assistance from Jim Brown who constructed the magnificent carriage for the princess and audience alike to enjoy. Maurya’s husband, Jim, has been a GRIP in the film business for over 25 years, building sets for commercials, TV, and movies. He is also a residential remodeling/restoration contractor. Maurya’s son, Spencer Brown, will also help on the set and her daughter, Jenna Brown, has helped with the camp in previous years, and will help with the children again this year whenever her schedule permits.
In addition to the Brown family, the camp could not be successful without the creative talents of Natalie Clift, Choreographer and recent THS graduate, and helpers, Marselle Morrisey, (recent St. Joseph’s High School graduate), Ryan McEniry, (THS Senior), Nathan Clift, (THS Sophomore), and Rachel Joyce (THS Freshman).
The talented cast includes:
Cinderella Sarah Giaquinto
Prince DJ Flam
Herald Danny Randazzo
Godmother Erin Wallace
Stepmother Courtney Massari
Joy Anna Buchta
Portia Shira Friedson
Queen Izzy Rondon
King David Miller
Danny Nyitrai, Peter Matschke, Nicole Sauer, Natalie Modugno, Ashley Matera, Julia Coe, Gabriella Modugno, Nina Clift, Delaney Franzen, Emily Cavaliere, Sophia Bragg, Jenny Levine
Katy Dougherty, Sam Dennis, Meghan Sullivan, Archana Ajay, Savannah Mantone, Erin Knapp
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Danny Nyitrai, Peter Matschke, Nicole Sauer, Natalie Modugno, Ashley Matera, Julia Coe, Gabriella Modugno, Nina Clift, Delaney Franzen, Emily Cavaliere, Sophia Bragg, Jenny Levine, Katy Dougherty, Sam Dennis, Meghan Sullivan, Archana Ajay, Savannah Mantone, Erin Knapp, Kayla Jardim, Samantha Lubas, Regina Misrecola, Kristy Craddock, Hugh Carlson, Sarah Cirillo, Kayleigh Fleming, Leah Phillips, Victoria Tucciarone, Kortny Coleman, Julia Gold, Grace Donovan, Veronica Lubas, Erin O’Brien, Jack Ferreira, Hannah Brown, Navya Ajay, Gretchen D’Amato, Tory Coffin, Kylie Adams, Angelika Demestihas, Kiera Cullen
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