WCS musical '42nd Street' this weekend

"We're putting our hearts into it," Paniccia said.

"Hopefully it shows," Newell chimed in.

Bethany Osborn and other students including Erika Gundel are helping choreograph moves, particularly those of the middle-school students, who are now having their first experience in the musicals that have meant so much to the veteran high schoolers.

"It's awesome to help those kids out - the seventh and eighth graders are so eager to pick up the dance steps," she said.

Newell and Paniccia noted they helped choreograph using classic Florence LaPoint dance steps.

Senior Brian Fitzgerald listened to them talk.

"It's all part of that magical, musical madness that's theater," he said.

Fitzgerald's been in musical productions for 10 years, including Lake George Youtheater and in productions at several other high schools.

Corriveau is now at his peak, directing with passion and dedication to help others excel, he said.

He's so inspired, he has that enthusiasm, that presence," Fitzgerald said.

The senior said he wants to go to school and become a drama teacher as well as an English teacher.

"It has such an impact on the next generation," he said.

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