Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy students traveled to New York this month to be recognized by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Academy Director Martha Pfeiffer and her students were given complimentary house tickets to the current hit, “Something Rotten,” and treated to an exclusive visit with members of the cast after the show. “Nothing could possibly compare to the honor of being recognized by the people we respect the most, the people we aspire to be!” said Pfeiffer.
Students enrolled in the Cape Henlopen Theatre Program first began their relationship with Broadway Cares when Pfeiffer developed the Academy in 2010. Over the past five years, Cape Theatre students have raised over $35,000 for the charitable organization.
Tom Viola, founder and executive director of Broadway Cares, was there to greet and thank the students and arranged exclusive Q&A interviews with James Franco, Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon, and the casts of Aladdin and Something Rotten. “Each time we come see a Broadway show, Tom arranges something wonderful for us. We have had some pretty amazing experiences over the years!” added Pfeiffer.