On Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th, The Waldorf School of Garden City High School put on their production of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights. Directed by the School’s music teacher, Mr. Andrew Fallu, the show featured a cast of 18 high school students supported by 14 student stage-crew members and a pit band including senior, Eric Mundy on drums. View the full cast and crew list here. Read more below and click on the image for photos! (Photography by Andrew Wozniak)
The show was a great success earning standing ovations at every performance. Mr. Fallu, expressed his pride and gratitude to the cast and crew for all of the hard work they put into this incredible performance.
“It was clear from the performances this past weekend how dedicated the students were to the show. Seeing the students enthusiastically applauded by packed audiences for their efforts makes all the hard work over the last three months worth it. I am incredibly grateful to all of the students, parents, and teachers who were directly involved or offered their assistance over the course of the production. Without all of you, this moment would not have been possible for our students.” -Andrew Fallu
Attendance at the show exceeded expectations with full houses for all three performances. Parents, faculty, and friends came in force to support the cast members and the School and were impressed by the students’ talent and the high quality of the production. The show additionally served as fundraiser for the Music Department, offering premium seating to help raise funds for new equipment, storage and instruments while continuing to provide deep and meaningful music education to all of our students. We would like to thank all who attended, especially those who paid extra for “premium seating” to support the Music Department.
Finally, we would like to congratulate the students, parents, faculty, and musicians on an amazing show!
If you would like to continue to support the Music Department, a special matching gift challenge is in place for the rest of this school year. Any gift made to the School’s Annual Fund that is either new or increased over last year will be matched up to $5,000 by our generous Alumnus Terrence Gelber ’74! Our goal is to raise $10,000 towards identified improvements to our Music Department including, but not limited to, those mentioned above.