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East Hanover Chief of Police Makes Cameo Appearance in Hanover Park Production of Footloose

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Credits: East Hanover Police Department
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Credits: Helen Britez
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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The Hanover Park Music Department spring musical, Footloose finished a three evening stint, with a special matinee performance Sunday. Teacher of Vocal Music, AP Music Theory, Strings, American Popular Music, Producer and Vocal coach, Helen Britez led a company of actors, crew members and musicians to bring this 80s classic to life some 30 years later, and didn't miss a beat. 

Despite harsh weather conditions, three performances to a packed house not only brought loud music and bright colors to the stage but a special guest appearance by East Hanover Chief of Police Christopher Cannizzo. "I played the part to help out and really loved working with these amazing kids who are so talented and inspiring," Chief Cannizzo said. A video clip can be viewed here. 

About Hanover Park Spring Musicals

Open to all students in grades 9-12, the Musical offers opportunities on stage, as well as backstage or in the Pit Orchestra. Singers, Actors, Dancers, Stage/Technical Crew and, depending on instrumentation, Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion/ Keyboards/Strings. Recent productions have included Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Working, Guys and Dolls, Annie, The Music Man, Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Once Upon a Mattress, Fiddler on the Roof, Anything Goes and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  Cast rehearsals are 6 days per week from January until production time (usually early March) with 2-3 Full Cast rehearsals per week. Pit Orchestra and Stage/Technical Crew rehearsals and meetings vary by production – usually about 3-4 days per week until two weeks before the show. Pit Orchestra is open only to  top players. Casting is by audition. Stage Crew open to all students.

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