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Corbett Prep Musical Theatre Flying High with Two Shows

Middle School musical theatre students performed scenes from upcoming shows for members of the Broadway Artists Alliance.

Middle School musical theatre students performed scenes from upcoming shows for members of the Broadway Artists Alliance.

March 4, 2016 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Students will fly, live animals will appear and actors will tap and jump rope their way through dance numbers during two musicals Corbett Prep Middle School students are staging March 10-12.

The Corbett Prep musical theatre department is doubling its productions this year, presenting Legally Blonde Jr. and Mary Poppins in the same weekend. Different students are featured in each cast, though all students appear in the ensembles. Two actors from each show worked with a professional fly director from ZFX Flying Effects so they could learn to soar, sing and dance in harnesses and wires high above the stage — safely.

The sixth, seventh and eighth graders have rehearsed together for months and even had the chance to hear tips on their performances from members of the Broadway Artists Alliance, which provides training to young actors in New York City. Three BAA guests met with Corbett Prep students to offer critiques on ensemble pieces and suggestions for developing characters onstage.

Audiences have a choice of the following four performances, all to be held in the Farish Center at Corbett Prep:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Mary Poppins
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, Legally Blonde Jr.
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Legally Blonde Jr.
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Mary Poppins

Both shows feature memorable music, energetic dance routines, humor and heart. Mary Poppins is the classic story about a beloved, magical nanny who helps a family in need. Legally Blonde Jr. brings the popular movie to the stage with a message of overcoming stereotypes.

Tickets are available for $10 for adults and $4 for all students. Call (813) 961-3087 for details.


Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School - Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. Teachers are endorsed in gifted education through a master’s level grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep has become recognized as an exemplary school with over 7,000 visitors observing and learning from Corbett Prep teachers. For more information, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (813) 961-3087.