Performance finale shows off camp skills

Chalkboard Theatre’s Cathy Schmidt and Andrea Rodall faced a big challenge in the final week of their junior summer theatre camps

Chalkboard Theatre’s Cathy Schmidt and Andrea Rodall faced a big challenge in the final week of their junior summer theatre camps: keeping up with Kids on Broadway students.

The group learned their songs and dance routines so quickly that Rodall confessed to the audience at the windup show Saturday, Sept. 5 that she had had to write more dialogue to keep ahead of them.

Schmidt said the young performers had their songs and dances down pat by Thursday, faster than any musical theatre group the pair of directors had ever handled at their camps.

The result charmed the audience of parents and friends at the Queen Margaret’s School theatre, presenting such numbers as Getting to Know You and When I Grow Up.