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NFM High Knight on Broadway show to be held Nov. 14

By Staff | Nov 7, 2011

More than 85 North Fort Myers High School students will dance and sing in the popular, annual, one-night-only production of “A Knight On Broadway.”

It will be held Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

“‘Knight on Broadway’ is an absolute treat,” said North Fort Myers High School Principal Kimberly Lunger. “It’s the best of the best as far as performers and musical theater pieces. Certainly a must see in my book.”

The numbers to be performed at the open-to-the-public show are new and old Broadway favorites, designed to delight, officials.

“This is our eighth year of presenting ‘A Knight On Broadway’ show,” said Michele Whitener, head of the drama department. “It’s a musical revue that combines solos, duets and production numbers from a variety of musicals, old and new.

“Students enjoy doing the show every year,” she said. “Not only is it fun, but they are exposed to many musicals as they prepare, so it is educational. It is hands-on, get up and do, with all including choreography to make it happen.”

Look for songs from “Fame”, “America Idiot” and “Rock of Ages” on the contemporary side, with favorites from “Guys and Dolls,” “Cats” and more.

“It’s always challenging yet exciting to work with 85 enthusiastic singers and dancers,” said Whitener. “This is the show that we don’t use costumes, sets or a live orchestra. It is always the special efforts from the performers.”

Senior soloists for a Knight on Broadway include Brandon Wiley, Rebecca Shea, Abbi Jeffrey and Daxson Cardinale.

“This show and the classes around it are one of my favorite things to do,” said North High Musical Director Gwen Gregg. “It is the highlight of my day.”

Gregg also said, “The solo and small group numbers are more interactive and they have developed their characters more this year. Anyone who comes to see the show won’t be disappointed.”

The choreographer of the big show is Robin Dawn, who has volunteered for the job for many years.

The reputation of North Fort Myers High School as an arts school has resulted in more and more talented young performers enrolling in the school each year.

There will also be the big Spring Show at the High School – “Crazy For You” – on April 12 through 15.

North Fort Myers High School is at 5000 Orange Grove Blvd. For information, call 995-2117.