We chose to hold four beach themed sessions this month in order to celebrate the summer season! The residents surely felt the summer heat as they danced to performances with songs from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, and many more!
The Rising Starz Performance Academy decided to continue their annual summer theatre camp this year through remote rehearsals and practices, putting on a classic production of Grease: The Musical. Our organization was mentioned on the Early Night Show during the Grease cast's segment on the podcast. They joined us this past weekend by displaying their show for our participating nursing homes over the Zoom video chat platform. From iconic, upbeat pieces like "We Go Together'" to heartfelt ballads like "Hopelessly Devoted to You", our audience got to be immersed in a complete musical experience even under virtual circumstances. At the end of the show, the 12 performers had the opportunity to chat with the elderly and answer their questions about how they organized the show remotely. We truly got brought some "Grease Lightnin'" to these residents!
Throughout the day, we put on three virtual performances for the Oakmonte Village of Davie so residents at various times of the day would get the chance to engage in some Fourth of July spirit! The residents were dressed up in red, white, and blue as they waved their handheld American flags to our patriotic performances. It was a blast getting to celebrate today and appreciate our country with our community at local nursing homes!