Waverly Students Shine in ‘Spot’actular Performance

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Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Waverly Park Elementary School showcased their talents during their musical production of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Kids” on Feb. 15.  

Under the guidance of director Maddi Jabin, production assistants Christina Mastropolo and Katie Forte and choreographer Colleen Kaufmann, the cast brought the classic Disney tale to life during an in-school performance for classmates and Lynbrook kindergartners, and evening performance for loved ones. 

The show spotlights pet owners Roger (Bennett Votano) and Anita (Chloe Roemig), living in London with their Dalmatians Pongo (Cooper Cordes) and Perdita (Jordyn Jean) and their puppies when their neighbor, the monstrous Cruella De Vil (Nina Tomao), plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. Pongo and Perdita rally all the dogs in London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her henchmen. Through their lively performance, students displayed their talents with songs such as “Cruella De Vil,” “Kanine Krunchies” and “Dalmatian Plantation.” 

Lynbrook High School students also assisted with the performances as senior India Garone served as stage manager and Karyn Gribbin, Chris Marino, Lydia Mascia, Nathan Moelis, Katja Rabus and Stephanie Syrota worked as stage crew.