Broadway is dark. But the catchy song “On Broadway” — you know, about neon lights — inspires Westport youngsters to keep their musical theater dreams alive.
Right here in Bedford Square.
The dance floor is concrete. The kids use store windows as mirrors.
But they’ve got a real-live Rockette — 15-year veteran Stevi Van Meter — as their dance instructor.
The Saturday morning classes are the brainchild of Laura Prendergast. The Theater Camp 4 Kids Broadway Academy owner vows to keep musical theater going, whatever it takes.
Bedford Square owner David Waldman donated the space.
When the weather gets cold, the kids will just bundle up and keep dancing. Hey — they’ve already got their face masks. Click below for the video!
Westporters know L.J. Peltrop as a server at Rye Ridge Deli.
He’s also a writer. His debut novel, “Waiting Face,” is a thriller involving addiction, mental health, and the fight to “belong.”
It launches this Tuesday (September 22) on Amazon.
There’s a new holistic business a few feet over the border.
Veda Healing Spa (596 Westport Avenue, Norwalk — just past Whole Foods) is a spa. Owner Harpreet Kaur was born and raised in Punjab, India and has 20 years’ experience as a licensed esthetician in Ayurvedic skin treatments, healing and wellness.
And finally … 50 years ago, Black Sabbath’s “Paranoia” offered not-very-uplifting songs about war, corruption and trauma. Happy half-century! (Hat tip: Mark Yurkiw)