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Garrett Smith rehearsing his rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody for the "Shining Stars Goes Hollywood" show.


Rehearsals are ongoing for the production of “Shining Stars Goes Hollywood”. This is the sixth show for the group and will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, April 7th and 8th at Orange Avenue Middle school in Cranford.  This musical showcase of Cranford’s special needs students, peers, buddies and siblings offers incredible entertainment.  Be prepared to laugh, cry and enjoy an uplifting evening of entertainment.

The show will donate proceeds to the ARC of Union County, a nonprofit group serving those with developmental disabilities, and to a scholarship fund for special needs students who plan on furthering their education.

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Shining Stars is a non-profit tax-exempt group organized in 2012 by a staff of volunteers and comprised of Cranford special needs students who love to act, sing and dance  The group provides an avenue for these special children to enhance their theatrical skills and to participate in months of practices and rehearsals in preparation for a night of true entertainment.  The group strives for inclusion and their goal is to educate and raise awareness and funds to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.  Most of all we strive to give these amazing, talented children a platform of their own to truly shine, which isn’t always possible within a mainstream environment.  Over the past several months our children have been working very hard to give their audience the most amazing show possible.  Mark your calendar and look for ticket information being posted around town or contact:


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By Liz Keill

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Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...