Broadway performers wish Anderson High School students good luck in video message

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 10:26:26-04

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Student actors at Anderson High School got a surprise message straight from Broadway after a long rehearsal Saturday night.

Through a Tri-State connection at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City, professional performers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatrical classic “Cats” recorded personal messages to their counterparts playing the same roles in Anderson Township.

Watch the video message in the player above.

The high school students were blown away when their director surprised them with the YouTube video just days before the show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The professional version of Cats was choreographed by St. Xavier High School alumnus Andy Blankenbuehler, who took home a Tony Award in June 2016 for his choreography work in the Broadway sensation “Hamilton.”

Find more show dates and ticket information for the Anderson Theatre production at the website here.