“I love it!” squealed both Olivia and Nick Teta in unison when asked how they liked being in Glens Falls Community Theatre's production of “The Music Man" at Glens Falls High School on Oct. 24-26.
This brother-sister team brings supreme Cuteness with a capital “C” to the stage.
Their mom, Geri Teta, a music teacher for Glens Falls City School District, who is in the show’s chorus, had heard from a friend that there were some parts for young children in the musical and urged her to bring Nick and Olivia to auditions.
Both youngsters auditioned and landed roles.
Eleven-year-old Nick auditioned for the role of Winthrop and got it.
You remember that role that 8-year-old Ron Howard lisped his way through in the 1964 movie version of “The Music Man,” don’t you?
Trying to be helpful, thinking that the GFCT would not have anyone for the role of Amaryllis, 9-year-old Olivia auditioned for that role, but someone else landed it. Olivia won the role of Gracie and gets to shine in the song, “Wells Fargo Wagon,” which by the way is her favorite part in the show.
And for obvious reasons (it’s his BIG number), “Gary, Indiana” is Winthrop’s, I mean Nick’s favorite part.
Both feel at ease on stage having been in shows before. Nick, a Glens Falls Middle School student, said he’s been in a Talent Show and is in chorus and band while the Big Cross School student, Olivia said she’s been dancing with Starlet Dance Works since she was 3.
Raise your hand if you think Nick will sing “Gary, Indiana” in his next Talent Show?