The Upper School Music and Drama Departments production of Fiddler on the Roof was truly a Benjamin family affair. The production, dedicated to late Head of School Robert Goldberg, featured students across all three divisions along with parents and administrators.
Performing Arts Department Chair Sara Salivar said it was great to include so many different members of the community. Among them: Upper School Dean of Students Sue Ball and her dog Sasha, Director of College Counseling Anna Wright, and her son James.
James says his favorite thing about his stage debut was how much the “older kids” included him.
“They were funny and really nice to me. The big kids were always there to help me. If I was confused about the story, they would explain what was happening. We laughed a lot and I had a secret handshake with Luca, Danai, and Cade, which was so cool that they did that with me. Everyone supported each other. I cannot wait to do it again,” said Wright.
Assistant Head For Academics Ken Didsbury said Fiddler was one of the finest productions he had seen at Benjamin.
“The absolute joy on the actors faces during the musical numbers alone was inspiring,” Didsbury said.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.