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Our Lady of the Lake School Presented Once On This Island Jr. --The Musical to a Standing Room Only Audience
Students sang and danced their hearts out in inaugural efforts...

Verona, NJ - In an effort to further embrace the arts and give students exciting new challenges, Our Lady of the Lake School (OLL) staged their first musical performing to a standing room only audience. With 21 student actors, 11 crew members, 2 teachers, 2 high school alums and several dedicated parent volunteers, the project was brought to fruition in just a few months.

The effort was embraced by Brittany McFarlane, OLL’s fifth grade teacher with a love of theater who took on her latest project wholeheartedly. When not coaching the school forensics team or teaching reading, McFarlane loves to take on a challenge. Her latest project is testament to this. This winter, in partnership with Ms. Jihan “Gigi” Hanna, the School Music Director, and the full support of her principal Mr. Benjamin Ronquillo, McFarlane took on a dream project, introducing twenty odd middle school students to the world of performance. Memorizing lines, practicing dance steps and singing their hearts out these kids trained for 3 months – to present their first play at OLL on May 4-5 to a packed house of friends and family from the Verona Community