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'KEYS' to Success: Bridgeport Youth Take StageOne

posted Oct 4, 2012, 5:44 PM by Julie Johnston   [ updated Oct 5, 2012, 2:52 PM ]
By Michelle Koufopoulos, Minuteman News Center, Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Think of your fingers as walking,” Claudia Cali urged the young student seated at the piano as he skillfully ran through a practice song. A small group of children clustered around him listening intently, waiting for their own turns at the piano. From a room behind the stage, voices rose and fell through the familiar lyrics of Do-Re-Mi. The occasional burst of laughter echoed across StageOne, Fairfield Theatre Company’s Sanford Street location, as the students exuberantly answered questions and coaxed each other on. “Let’s see your bow,” Cali requested with a smile; the young performer bowed smartly at the waist, before breaking into his own grin.