Faith Christian students perform at Junior Theater Festival
From Contributed Reports
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Theatre students from Faith Christian School participated in the Junior Theater Festival on Jan. 19-21 in Atlanta.
In addition to presenting a portion of their fall musical, “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.,” the students took part in a huge ensemble that presented songs from the new “Oliver, Jr.” The producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh (”Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hamilton,” “Mary Poppins”) spoke inspirationally to the students at their rehearsal for this number.
Later in the festival, the students were part of a small group of students who performed onstage with music team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (”The Greatest Showman,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “La La Land,” “James and the Giant Peach”) performing back-up vocals to the song “You Will Be Found” with soloist Cynthia Erivo. Erivo won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie in “The Color Purple.”