TV shows like Glee and the High School Musical movies have brought musical theater back to popularity in high schools across the country. Standout students are even recognized for their work at the "Jimmy" Awards on Broadway. We'll meet a choreographer who, among other major projects, works with award-winning students and has been featured in a new PBS documentary following high school musical theater students, including two from Charlotte. We'll also learn how Charlotte is contributing to high school musical theater excellence, when Charlotte Talks.
Keisha Lalama - Choreographer and educator. She did the choreography for "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and was the Choreographer for the National High School Music Awards (or Jimmy Awards) on Broadway. She's part of a new 3-Part PBS Documentary "Broadway or Bust" that follows high school students participating in the Jimmy Awards, including two Charlotte students.
Ralph Beck - Director of Education at Blumenthal Performing Arts and co-director of the Blumey Awards
Michelle Youngs - Education Programs Manager at Blumenthal Performing Arts and co-director of the Blumey Awards