The Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater took on a most ambitious task of presenting the much loved Starlight Express (Andrew Lloyd Webber). With a large cast of teens from all over South Florida, their version of the Broadway musical charmed the entire audience in attendance. The entire cast roller-skates through the show and their expertise on skates was amazing. A tricked out set complete with ramps for skating set the stage for teens to portray train cars. The teens were required to skate one behind the other without falling!
Kudos to Chad Coolidge whose booming voice brought life to his character of Greaseball. Similarly Hannah Ellowitz with her silky sweet singing voice told us the story of Pearl, the observation car. Jacob Greene as Rusty tackled a difficult part both with singing and trick skating to tell the story of Rusty the steam engine.
The crew also did a great job in avoiding accidents or falls when the cast members skated into the audience.
Our hats off to the talent cast and crew of Starlight Express! They’ll be performing for one more weekend at the Galleria Mall in Ft Lauderdale. Don’t forget to check them out.