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Several Montclair Teens to Perform in Glen Ridge, July 28-29


GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Seven Montclair residents will perform among thirty-eight teens in a local musical theatrical production on July 28th and 29th.

Gas Lamp Teen Players present 'It's A Revolution' an original musical theater revue of revolutionary events and ideas throughout history at Ridgewood Avenue School Theater. Students in grades 7-11 will perform scenes and songs from groundbreaking musicals from Broadway’s Golden Age to present-day blockbusters. 

“Our teens care deeply about social and political issues, many of which continue from past to present,” says Kristy Graves, Gas Lamp Artistic Director. “This work addresses topics such as race relations, class wars, unionization, miscegenation, interfaith marriage, homosexuality, AIDS and the immigrant experience. This isn’t a typical lighthearted, escapist musical. We’re examining musicals that were groundbreaking with their depictions of real-life settings, situations and struggles.”

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“’It’s A Revolution’ is the fourth in a series of original works created to educate Gas Lamp performers and audiences about the evolution of musical theater,” explains Sarajane Boyle, Gas Lamp Educational Director. “This particular camp experience adds compelling historical context and character motivation to our rigorous acting, singing and movement training.” 

Performers include:

  • Alyson Kumor and Rachel Kumor of Bergenfield;
  • Andrew LoMonte and Alexander Wolfe of Bloomfield;
  • Catherine Bailey of Chatham;
  • James Anderson, Zachary Anwar, Daniel Baur, Mollyjane Boyle, Nic Chang, Eryka Duckett, Mykhel Duckett, Avery Eaton, Natalie Garcia, Kate Guittari, Stella Lodewick, Emma Mangol, Sara Mangol, Nicolas Pelayo, and Christina Regazzi of Glen Ridge;
  • Alyssa Corino of Lyndhurst;
  • Amelia Brubaker, Rachele Gaisie, Sadie Kim, Eva Owgang, Jack Rodriguez-Vars, Hazel Togman and Abi Zellner of Montclair;
  • Jolie LoGrasso, Emily Ostrowski and Julia Resnick of Nutley;
  • Julia Alati and Maya Monteleone of Rutherford;
  • Erika Boone of Verona; Jasper Hilliard of West Orange;
  • Micaela LaBarbera of Rifton, New York;
  • and Duncan O’Connell of Tucson, Arizona.

For tickets, visit It's A Revolution


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