October marks the official start of SuperShow rehearsals.
That said, the 8th dancers started learning new dances last spring. At CMS the annual showcase of singing, dancing and comedy routines never really stops.
SuperShow director Anne Beaty starts concocting skits and dances the moment the last rack of costumes is put into storage.
The SuperShow features more than one hundred actors, dancers and singers, primarily from Central Middle School, but also includes dancers from the CMS’s feeder schools.
Also Greenwich High School performers love to return to their old stomping ground to help teach up-and-coming talent.
The 80-minute show, which is broken down along four entertainment-themes — Prime-time television, Academy Award winning movies, Social Media and Best of Broadway — is one part drama, one part dance, two parts comedy and six parts fun.
After a long day of quizzes, tests, books, and sitting quietly, the SuperShow performers enjoy rehearsals that run from October right up til the annual show.
This year the show dates are Friday, Jan 30 and Saturday, Jan 31.
Most of the participants have been involved with SuperShow for years since director, Anne Beaty, has volunteered at North Street, Cos Cob and Julian Curtiss for many years.
The kids know the hard work pays off in dividends. The high production value shows always sell out and the energy is high indeed!