"Come see your favorite FCPS theater teachers and directors perform as you have never seen them before," said Westfield Theater Director and TADA President Scott Pafumi.
"There'll be songs, scenes and silliness for sure."The performance takes place at 8 p.m., in the Westfield High auditorium, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.Tickets are $5 at the door.TADA
(Theatre Arts Directors Association) is an arts organization of more than 70 middle and high school theater teachers within Fairfax County Public Schools
, and all ticket sales and donations will help fund it.Pafumi has been the group's president, the past two years, and he came up with the event as a way to raise both money and awareness for the FCPS theater arts teachers and their programs.
Nationwide, March is "Theater in Our Schools" month, and the cabaret will let area residents experience the talent and skill that abound in Fairfax County's
theater programs.FCPS theater resource teacher Judy Bowns, co-founder of the Cappies
, will help produce the show.Teachers and students from various high schools and middle schools around the county will perform songs and scenes from well-known works or original pieces.For example, Pafumi
and five other teachers will perform the play-within-a-play scene from Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
"I'll also be in a classic-rock band, the Rockin'
Teacher Band, with some of my students," said Pafumi
."Dan Hrebenak will play lead guitar; Nick Cirillo, piano and vocals; Cody Jones, bass guitar; and possibly Alex Merrill on drums."Pafumi
will also play guitar and sing lead vocals, and the group will sing Beatles tunes and other songs.
"It's a 90-minute show with an intermission and is designed to be an evening of entertainment and comedy," said Pafumi