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The Madison Area YMCA’s School of Performing Arts Year-End Performance, “Greetings from the Garden State”

Madison Area YMCA Year-End performance: “It’s my Life” Clarissa Kong, Maxwell Lin, Nicolas Gomez, Sophia Wong, Justin Blair Hermes (back row), Corazon Graham, Sonya Jones (back row), Sarina Sheth Credits: Madison Area YMCA
"Grease" Marguerite Walker, Zara Tickle, Devin Regan, Katherine Williams, Chloe Coutain, Audrey Merryweather, Veronica Gurando, Cecilia Mariani, Sharon Park, Fanny Mueller-Plathe and Isla Picarello Credits: Madison Area YMCA

The Madison Area YMCA’s School of Performing Arts sixth Year-End Performance, “Greetings from the Garden State,” was a smashing success on Saturday, June 3, at the College of St. Elizabeth’s Annunciation Center in Morristown.

During three performances, “Greetings from the Garden State” featured hit songs from New Jersey artists and shows through the decades. More than 300 performers from 2 to 15 years old took to the stage dancing, singing and acting in Ballet, Tap, Broadway Jazz, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Irish dance and Musical Theater numbers.

Memorable numbers included: “My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra, “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore, “Sherry” by The Four Seasons, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, the Tom Waite version of “Jersey Girl” and “Cake by the Ocean” by Dub Step (Remix).

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“Our students dazzled the audience again this year. It was a great day for everyone involved,” said Madison Area YMCA School of Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri. “I’m proud of the performers’ hard work, the dedication of my staff and the families who bring their children to the Y for classes. Our School of Performing Arts provides wonderful experiences and opportunities for young children to express themselves creatively, learn skills and build self-esteem while having fun in a nurturing environment.”   

During June, July and August, in addition to our traditional summer classes, The School of Performing Arts is offering Summer Preschool (3-6 years) Mini Clinics and Summer School Age (7+ years) Workshops. Preschool Mini Clinic offerings include: Hip Hop/Musical Theatre Mini Clinic, Fun Dance & Theatre Mini Clinic and Ballet & Tap Mini Clinic. School Age Workshop offerings include: Hip Hop/Breakdance Workshop, Acting for Film & Television Workshop, Triple Threat Performance Workshop, Cheerleading Workshop, Lyrical Dance Workshop and Hip Hop/Musical Theatre Workshop.

The Madison Area YMCA is located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. For more information about the School of Performing Arts and classes, visit or call The School of Performing Arts Director Kim Buccheri at 973.822.9622 x2268.

As a cause-driven charitable organization, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, and improving the community’s health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.




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