DKJA Drama Department Puts on ‘Anything Goes’ for Two-Day Sellout Performance
Matt Franzblau, DKJA Communications Director
In early March, a packed Zinman Hall saw a pair of engaging performances of Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’, by theater students at Donna Klein Jewish Academy.
The two-day performance took place March 2-3 and featured students from the third grade, all the way up to seniors in high school. Each year DKJA puts on a title performance and this year was no different as Drama Department Director Zoraida Adams and her staff put in long hours with students to make each show seem nearly flawless.
“Every year our students work so hard to mount well-known Broadway musicals and every year I am amazed at the talent and professionalism demonstrated by our students, “Adams said. “This year was no different as it was even more special and you could feel the excitement and energy in the air.”
Last year students performed Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but in the past have put on productions such as ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
Earlier this school year, it was announced that DKJA was selected to perform for judges at the Kravis Center in its annual Dream Awards. They are one of just 20 area schools included in the program, which will take place in mind-May.
This wasn’t the first production that theater students helped to put on this year as a special showing of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ was performed by drama students who took a Theater Production Class elective. Next year’s school show is scheduled for March 7-8 and will be the musical ‘Matilda’.