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Robinson’s Troupe 2660 Brought “Broadway Knights” To The House

Robinson’s Theatre Troupe Performed Their Annual Spring Performance
Photo Annabelle Bulger
Troupe 2660 closes the show with the opening scene from “Camelot”

Robinson’s Troupe 2660 performed their final performance of the year, “Broadway Knights,” April 17 through 18. Combining the theatre classes and club, the show was a display of the troupe’s talent, hard work, and passion for their art.

The show consisted of medley of various songs from different musicals which included “Agony” from Into The Woods, “Circus” from I Could Use A Drink, “Rewrite The Stars” from The Greatest Show and “Ex-Wives” from SIX. With soon-to-be former theatre director Maureen Pelamati introducing each number, the show kept the audience’s interest while showing off the skills and talent of the entire troupe.

Having been the theatre director for 11 years, Pelamati has diligently overseen each yearly performance for the troupe and made “Broadway Knights” into the annual occurrence it is, this year was the tenth year in a row it was performed.

“It is a tradition, normally we do the show in the fall, we usually do it around the same time we are preparing for the individual events competition,” Pelamati said.

Due to ongoing construction in the auditorium, “Broadway Knights” was delayed for a semester, but it didn’t stop the troupe from working through it under Pelamati’s watch.

“My favorite part about it is it was much easier than doing a full-blown spring musical like we did with RENT! or Pippin like we did in the past,” she said.

Raine Mitchell (’26) performed two duets, a solo, a small group number and two big group numbers in the show.

“My favorite part [of being in the show] was being able to do the thing I love with a group of people that I love working together to create something super cool and silly,” Mitchell said.

The troupe’s passion for theatre certainly shined throughout the show; from belting solos to the small interactions between the ensemble, the troupe spent meticulous hours working on each little part of the show.

Jules Narvarte (’26) helped teach the choreography for “Magic To Do”, gave notes during tech week, and attended closing night to give her support.

“My favorite number was “Circus,” Narvarte said. “I really loved the way it was executed, and I felt like the character and staging choices were set up in a fitting manner.”

Narvarte, despite not being involved in the production personally, witnessed the troupe’s hard work and the strenuous rehearsal schedule that went with putting on a show of this size.

“There were rehearsals every week, as well as whatever individual practice people put in,” they said. “Even though there were some technical struggles with the sound system and backstage stage, we were ultimately able to pull it off. Even though I wasn’t as involved in this production, I really loved watching everyone who put in the effort reap the rewards.”

While the troupe can celebrate a triumph year in performances and growth, they do have to mourn the loss of Pelamati retiring as theatre director. Having been the director for so long, her presence will be missed at the classes and in the troupe.

“I will really like teaching theatre classes,” she said. “It’s really nice to have theatre in the middle of the day, it’s a lot of work to stay after school and rehearsing and putting on shows, so I really enjoy doing what we do during class time.”

The show was an amazing end to the troupe’s year and a true testament to their hard work throughout the year. Troupe 2660 will not be performing again until next year, so be sure to keep a look out for their next performance.

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Annabelle Bulger
Annabelle Bulger, Staff Writer
Annabelle Bulger is a junior at Robinson and a staff writer for Knight Writers. This is her first year on staff. Being an Army Brat, Bulger has been homeschooled for the majority of her life as she has moved across the United States, living in Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Washington before coming to Florida. Despite a lifetime spent on the move, Bulger has never moved from the world of dance. Since she was three, Bulger has continued to dance everywhere she's found herself, currently performing with The Next Generation Ballet Company in Tampa. "Ballet is definitly a staple in my life, it's been the one constant everywhere I've gone, so it's very important to me," Bulger said. However, dance is not where Bulger's artistic talents end. A true musician, when she's not dancing she can be found sharpening playing piano and guitar. She can often be seen wearing Ghost, Sleep Token and Chappell Roan t-shirts. While she classifies herself as a classic rock and heavy metal lover, Bulger could never limit herself to just one type of music. "I love to experiment with genres and expand my music taste, I love all kinds of music," Bulger said. As she becomes more active in the student journalist landscape, Bulger hopes to comment on political and economic issues, mainly how they affect her fellow students. "With the recent surge in activity in the Middle East, and my dad working the job he does, I have gotten very into investigative journalism and in-person reporting regarding these issues and I would love to try that myself while on staff," Bulger said. "I'm highly opinionated and I love to hear other people's point of view."
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