Arts & Entertainment

‘Leader of the Pack’ Opens March 15 at John Jay Middle School


John Jay Middle School’s spring musical, “Leader of the Pack,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17; and at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $10. They will be sold at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are available online.

“Leader of the Pack” is based on the hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrating the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the ’60s charts. The audience will find themselves dancing in their seats as students sing and dance through Ellie's rise to fame. Hit parade highlights include “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “Chapel of Love,” and (vroom- vroom) “Leader of the Pack.”

John Jay’s production, featuring 45 students, is directed by David Fritsch, a teacher at John Jay Middle School. Katonah-Lewisboro educators Marcia Daley-Savo and Melissa Brady are co-producers, Christine Osborn is the costume designer, and Jesse Weiss is the sound designer.

Kirk Ehrenreich, a teacher at the New Rochelle School District, returns as the musical director for the show. Community talent includes Joe Sipos, master carpenter, and Anne-Marie Gerard Galler, choreographer, whose professional career in theater includes performing in “West Side Story” in the final production directed by Jerome Robbins as well as multiple Broadway and regional productions.

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