The Arts Academy, located at High School North, hosted a lecture and question & answer session with Broadway musical conductor, Nate Patten. The Arts Academy students who attended the session were part of the cast from the school's recent production of "The Addams Family".
Nate, a 2002 High School North alumnus, spoke about his career journey which started with musical theater in high school and led him to the Great White Way, New York's theater district. Nate emphasized to the students the importance of cultivating various interests while pursuing specific goals and dreams.
Nate has been busy conducting "Elf" at Madison Square Garden, "Beautiful: The Carole King Story" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
A standing ovation for the Arts Academy principal, Mr. Christopher Madigan, who organized the event.