I cover a lot of high-school musicals and, sometimes, it’s easy to forget that those singing-dancing-acting kids are still just kids, with essays to write and stat homework to do.
That’s why it was so sweet to be at rehearsal for Harrison High School’s production of “A CHORUS LINE” this afternoon.
Lucas Pettinato, who plays Mike this year and was Bobby Child in “CRAZY FOR YOU” last year, had a surprise up his sleeve.
Aided and abetted by music director Lynn Fusco and director-choreographer Deb Toteda, he pulled off a perfectly orchestrated prom-posal the way only a musical-theater kid could.
The object of his prom-posal was Halle Mastroberardino, who plays Cassie this year and was Polly last year.
I caught it all on video, but had to cut out some of the audio, due to copyright laws. Enjoy.