Cabaret Night Comes To Pound Ridge Elementary

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Sophia Cleveland, Caroline Hewitt, and Julianna Giattino dance at Cabaret Night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wendy Schechter
Third-graders, from left, Annabelle Santucci, Sabrina Schechter and Alex Fields show off their star performance at Pound Ridge Elementary School Cabaret Night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wendy Schechter
Jackie Thompson, right, and John Nielson bring at little Broadway to the Cabaret Night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wendy Schechter

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. –- Life is a cabaret. If you don’t believe it, ask the students of Pound Ridge Elementary School.

In what has become a cherished tradition at the school, every year the gymnasium is transformed into a “cabaret,” providing a venue for students to showcase their talents. Cabaret Night started more than a dozen years ago and ever since students have taken to the stage to sing and dance and generally entertain their classmates, teachers, and families.

In fact, there are two Cabaret Nights. The first was held Jan. 25 and was performed by students in grades K-3.

“There was much fanfare and excitement,” said school spokesperson Wendy Schechter.

The show was organized and produced by parent volunteers Lara Keidel, Jocelyn Gruber, Kevin Long and Lisa Brotmann.  Physical education teacher Jean Mazilli emceed the event, marking her 12th year as the host.

“The show was standing room only,” said Schechter. “We had talented students entertaining with guitar and piano solos and magic tricks. There were comedians, dancers, gymnastics ensembles, and singers.”

A second Cabaret Night will be held Feb. 7, 6 p.m., at the school for students in grades 4-5.

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