On this week’s episode, a Vincent Legacy Scholar attends a prestigious puppetry workshop, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will once again feature Broadway performances, and Annie LIVE is set to premiere on NBC.
Zachery Garner Attends Puppetry Training Initiative
2014 Vincent Legacy Scholar Zachery Garner recently had the opportunity to attend a prestigious puppetry training initiative with the Jim Henson Company, best known for creating the Muppets franchise, in Los Angeles. To date Zachery is Starlight’s only Vincent Legacy Scholar specializing in puppetry. With the Jim Henson Company, Zachery participated in the 2021 Puppeteer Training Initiative, a three-week inclusive workshop that sought to train top talent from diverse communities and backgrounds in the Jim Henson puppetry technique. Starlight is proud of this Vincent Legacy Scholar for shining in a very unique performance art. Congrats, Zachery!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
A holiday tradition continues with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Each year, Broadway shows take center stage outside of Macy’s iconic storefront in Herald Square to perform songs from their repertoires. This year, spectators and those watching at home will enjoy performances from the casts of Six, Moulin Rouge!, Wicked and NBC’s upcoming Annie Live! Kristin Chenoweth and Darren Criss are also set to perform, as well as the Rockettes and nearly 20 marching bands and performance groups from across the country. Tune in Thursday, November 26 to NBC to catch all of these exciting performances.
Annie LIVE is Set to Premiere on NBC
The next live broadcast musical is set to premiere on NBC just in time for the holiday season! Annie Live! will make its debut on NBC Thursday, December 2, with newcomer Celina Smith in the title role. The 12-year-old performer will star alongside a number of celebrities including Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace Farrell, Tituss Burgess as Rooster Hannigan and Jane Krakowski as Lily St. Regis. The musical Annie first premiered on Broadway in 1977 and earned the Tony Award for Best Musical that year. Catch this live Broadcast December 2 on NBC.