Spring Musical at John Jay Middle School

pump boys and dinettes

“How about when you sing ‘Farmer Tan,’ you roll up your shirt sleeves and point to your tan lines,” Director David Fritsch suggested to the middle school actors. He sang along with the trio, and the movements moved more towards countrified choreography with each run-though. 

The veteran middle school musical theater team of Director David Fritsch, Music Director Kirk Ehrenreich, Producer Marcia Daley-Savo and Dance Coach Anne Marie Galler is leading a foot-stomping troupe of gas station attendants and waitresses in the spring production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” To include as many students as possible while keeping safe social distance, each of the show’s four scenes is performed by a separate cast. The production will be recorded live and available to stream June 11 at 7:00 pm through June 13 at 1:00 pm. Check https://jjms.klschools.org for the link.

In response to the changing restrictions on social distance, the school added an in-person performance for the cast’s parents on June 4 at 7:00 pm. 

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Get ready for good mood!

Daley-Savo is always impressed with the John Jay students’ talent and work ethic. She gives a special shout-out to this cast’s flexibility.

“They’ve had to deal with many obstacles created by COVID,” she said. “They have an amazing ability to rise above them and think outside of the box.”

With songs like “Highway 57,” and,”Dancin’ Shoes” plus plenty of tap dance numbers, “Pump Boys and Dinettes” is super entertainment. 

“One of the reasons we chose this show is its great music,” said Marcia Daley-Savo. “It’s the perfect show for this COVID year.”