Friday, April 17 2020
Getting to Know You
Hosted by Kelli O’Hara
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours

Thank you to Kelli O’Hara and to all of our young artists for a fabulous show!

On Friday, April 17, ten young performers from across Fairfield County gathered, living room to living room, with Tony Award®-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara for an evening of conversation and song.

about the event

Talented high school students from across Fairfield County prepared, filmed, and submitted videos of musical theater selections, many of which they had hoped to perform in school musicals this spring. Ten participants and ten understudies were selected at random to participate in the showcase.

And because all the videos submitted were such a joy to watch, we created a supercut video and included it at the end of the program.

Watch a replay of the livestreamed event on Facebook and YouTube.

OUR HOST

Kelli O’Hara

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Introducing the featured young artists

Emily Araujo (Norwalk)
“Gorgeous” from The Apple Tree, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Emma Rimerman (Westhill/Stamford)
“Why Not Me” from Carrie, music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Kelly Fox (Westhill/Stamford)
“Shoulders Down” by Carner & Gregor

Luke Ryan (Darien High School)
“Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin

Camille Foisie (Staples/Westport)
“Right Hand Man” from Something Rotten, music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Ella Therriault (Southport)
“No One Else” from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, music and lyrics by Dave Malloy

Ryan Lynn (Wilton)
“On the Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady, music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Ana Rosa Sforza (Norwalk)
“There’s a Fine Line” from Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Emily Rooney (Norwalk)
“Safer” from First Date, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner

Momo Burns-Min (Weston)
“It Won’t Be Long Now” from In the Heights, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Special Appearance

Lauren Kelly (Norwalk)
“How Could I Ever Know” from The Secret Garden, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Marsha Norman

Presenting the understudies

In addition to being ready to step in at a moment’s notice, our understudies submitted questions for Kelli, which she read and answered during the broadcast.

Alex Arnold (New Canaan)
Sarah Chute (Norwalk)
Antonio Hernandez (Norwalk)
Joelle Singer Jensen (Greenwich)
Jamie Mann (Westport)
Robert Marcinauskis (Shelton)
Ella Miller (Trumbull)
Jessica Olexy (Bethel)
Amanda Robertson (New Canaan)
Sabrina Spraggins (Newtown)

Friday, April 17 2020
Getting to Know You
Hosted by Kelli O’Hara
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours
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