Lately, students in the East Meadow School District have been putting on quite a show.
On MarchÂ 1 and 2, W.T. Clarke High School students performed â€śGrease,â€ť the classic 1972 musical, made famous six years later in a film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The play was met with extravagant praise by the community, according to local resident Maria Smith, who called the performance â€śmagnificent.â€ť
McVey Elementary students, meanwhile, put on a rousing performance of â€śBye Bye Birdieâ€ť in February. The musical, whose story was inspired by Elvis Presley, was directed by math teacher Charles Angeli.
The score of familiar songs, including â€śPut on a Happy Faceâ€ť and â€śKidsâ€ť thrilled audience members, and had them humming and singing along in their seats.