Fans of High School Theater in the Maryland region won’t want to miss this spectacular evening of top-tier professional talent coming back to Wootton High School, in Rockville, MD. Talented alumni from over two decades –– including several Broadway veterans — will return to the school October 15 at 8 p.m. to pay tribute to the school’s long-time theater director, Stanley Brodsky. Brodsky, who directed plays from the 1970s on retiring in 2005. Brodsky led the school’s drama program when it produced its widely-acclaimed production of Les Miserables— one of the first student productions of the show in the nation.
Wootton’s Patrons of the Arts will be honoring not only Stan Brodsky, but also Cicily Daniels, a 1994 Wootton graduate who has gone on to a successful performing career on stage and TV. Patrons will be presenting Daniels, last seen on Broadway in Disney’s Little Mermaid, it’s distinguished alumni achievement award. “Wootton High School offered me a creative and stimulating learning environment which helped to encourage my lifelong passion for and appreciation of the theater. I am grateful to Mr. Brodsky, and honored to take part in this evening to help continue this tradition for current and future students,” said Ms. Daniels.
Joining Ms. Daniels in performances will be alumni Susan Derry, last seen in Sunset Boulevard at Signature Theater, and Billy Davenport, who appeared in Wootton’s Les Miserables and has gone on to a professional opera career, as well as a battery of talented alumni and current students. The program is sponsored by Wootton’s Patrons of the Arts; proceeds go to support the Arts and Humanities programs at the school.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students. More information here.
Thanks to Dan Stein for the information and write-up.