RUMSON KIDS SHINE IN ‘FOLLIES’

20150416_205200The duo of Max Squared — Max Tidalgo (vocals) and Max Connery (piano) — performed “Careless Whisper” by George Michael at the recent Forrestdale Follies.

Press release from Rumson PTO

From soulful ballads by talented vocalists and stirring performances by accomplished pianists, to comedy and dance extravaganzas and even a hard rock performance, there was something for everyone at the Forrestdale Follies talent show.

Presented by the Rumson Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), the Follies took place on the evening of April 16, in the auditorium of Forrestdale School. Proceeds benefited the Rumson PTO.

20150416_201427Eva Gross sang “Balloons” by Mandopony, during April’s Forrestdale Follies in Rumson.

“There’s nothing more exciting and gratifying than seeing these brave and talented kids get out there and perform for their peers,” said Director Marnie Doherty, who chaired the event. Forrestdale Music Teacher John Lebitsch was Production Master, and PTO parent assistants were Debbie Abazia, Allison Connery-Green, and Yolanda Fleming.

Individual performers were: Max Connery, “Karn Evil 9” (piano); Grace Harvey, “The Entertainer” (piano); Elizabeth Maher, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (piano and vocals); Hayden Marciszewski, “Sonatina Op. 20. No. I” (piano) and “You Raise Me Up” (piano and vocals); Elizabeth Sackinger, “He’s a Pirate” (piano); Ava Correra “Gravity Falls” (Piano); Eva Gross, “Balloons” (vocals); Gray Barnum, “Take Back the Night” (piano); Hannah Duprey, “Fandango” (piano); Lula Grand, “Riptide” (vocals); Mackenzie Doherty, “e’ccosaise” (piano).

Duos and group performers were: Audrey Beyer and Mackenzie Doherty, “Super Star” (dance); Tristan and Tyler Izzo, “Clocks” (piano duet); Quinn Rinkus and Giuliana Ming, “Castle on a Cloud” (vocal duet); Lilly Scott, Brooke Bosonac, and Rachel Smith, “Clarity” (vocals and dance); Julia Fleming and Gabby Colicchio, “Forget You” (vocals, with piano by Max Connery); Reese Bosonac, Norah Anderson, Grace Werner, Maggie Gilbert, and Dylan Cahill, “Freaks Like Me” (dance); Sofia Scandarioto and Lilly Light, “Weekend Update” (comedy); Chloe Bloom, Madeleine Ganun, and Ariana Pappas, “Your Lips Are Moving” (dance); Max Squared (Max Connery and Max Tidalgo), “Careless Whisper” (piano and vocals).