W.T. Clarke REACH Students Perform With FREE Players

W.T. Clarke REACH Students Perform With FREE Players Photo

On April 28, W.T. Clarke REACH students shared the stage with the FREE Players as parents, faculty, administrators and community members gathered for the FREE Players Variety Show Extravaganza at W.T. Clarke High School.

“This is a first that our own children are performing with the FREE Players,” said Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo. “The FREE Players are an inspirational troupe who have spent time with our students in overcoming their challenges, developing their abilities and exposing their talents for all of us to enjoy.”

Alongside their FREE Players mentors, the East Meadow REACH students took center stage as they performed the “Schoolhouse Rock” segment “I’m Just a Bill,” singing about how a bill becomes a law in the United States judicial system.     

The FREE Players performed an assortment of skits, songs and dance routines from Broadway musicals including “Hairspray,” “9 to 5” and “Wicked.” Members of the FREE Players Drum Corps and Color Guard dazzled the audience with cadences from “Free Your Mind,” “Ice Kingdom” and “Intergalactic.” In addition, performers from the Bay Way Arts Center danced to “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Lorde and presented a preview of their production of “Grease.”

All who took the stage received a standing ovation for their remarkable performance.