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Footloose, fancy free … and so outta here

Last night’s SRO performance at Greenwich High was great fun. The kids showed off their many talents with a send-up of high school that was sometimes goofy, sometimes more biting in its humor.

The series of skits touched on universal adolescent woes — cafeteria food, the stress of college search, the plague of senioritis — as well as specific GHS topics while celebrating the kids’ pending freedom from high school.

SRO finale.

SRO finale.

Dr. Chris Winters, the principal, was a good sport, participating in a “Top 10 List” skit that skewered school rules. And we were treated to a whole series of pop culture icons they’ve grown up with: Beyonce, Britney, Dr. Phil, Ron Burgundy, “Frozen,” and others.

There were some old standbys, too. One musical number included a “rap” overlay to the Temptations’ “My Girl” and I had to smile remembering how many a cappella ¬†versions of that song (minus the rap, natch) were sung 30 years ago on bus trips to my band competitions.

The girls’ dance featured many current dance moves. Check it out:

Watching the show, I was struck again and again by some of the faces I recognized from Catherine’s grade-school years, now all grown up. I couldn’t help but think about all that promise on stage and wonder what each of these kids will do to try to change the world.

Right now, though, they’re just thinking about their exit strategies.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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