Haldane student Cameron Henderson shows off his yo-yo chops at the 2013 Talent Show. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Contini)
Haldane student Cameron Henderson shows off his yo-yo chops at the 2013 Talent Show.

Back again for another entertaining evening is the Haldane Talent Show, featuring a stellar lineup of some of Haldane’s best singers, musicians, dancers, and other more offbeat performers. This year’s show is called All The Cats Join In and will open with a Lindy hop performed by the Haldane Cool Cats to Benny Goodman music. All of Philipstown is invited to join in.

Returning favorites who performed to acclaim last year include a yo-yo master, a toga-clad bouzouki player, a sitarist, a poet, and the not-so-secret spectacular teachers’ “Big Dance Number,” which always tries to out-do itself year after year. Members of some of Haldane’s musical groups, including the Haldane Percussion Ensemble and the Blue Notes will also take to the stage. A house band will be on hand as well.

The artists whose songs and/or music will be covered are an eclectic bunch and include: The Black Keys, Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Pink, Stephen Sondheim, Rihanna, Leonard Cohen, The Lumineers, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Ingrid Michaelson and Django Reinhardt.

The talent show, directed by Debbie Contini and Stacy Labriola and choreographed by Katie Bissinger, takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday April 25. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds support the Haldane Music Department. The whole community is invited — not just parents — and the evening is suitable for all ages. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Photo courtesy Debbie Contini

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