GCC Welcomes “Strong Kids” to the Stage

Musical Performance Celebrates the Strength of Children

Batavia, NY-  The Forum Players of Genesee Community College are  excited to announce the opening of “Strong Kids” Children’s Theatre  on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Stuart Steiner Theatre. This powerful musical celebrates confidence and believing in one’s self while simultaneously addressing bullying, peer pressure and rejection that are facing children today. It is a musical compilation of poems, new and original monologues, and some classic favorites from Hairspray, The King and I, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wicked, The Lion King and many more! 

With one show only, families with children of all ages are advised to get tickets quickly and enjoy the Forum Players production of “Strong Kids.

The cast of “Strong Kids” are all GCC students and includes singers, dancers and soloists. Cast members are listed below in alphabetical order for both regional students and international students.

   Local students:

  • Abanoor Abdi, Vocal Ensemble, Rochester, NY
  • Celeste Brownell, President of Forum Players 2017-2018, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Bergen, NY
  • Chrisjon Canty, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Rochester, NY
  • Marissa Carbonell, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Batavia, NY
  • Emily Carey, Vocal Ensemble, Middleport, NY
  • Joseph Cartwright II, Dance Ensemble, Hunt, NY
  • Jamie Crawford, Dance Ensemble, Mount Morris, NY
  • Jack Diskin, Vocal Soloist, Leroy, NY
  • Kayla Lander, Dance Ensemble, Dance Soloist, Mayfield, NY
  • Troy McCrorey, Vocal Ensemble, Chester, SC
  • Liliam Montilla, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, New York City, NY
  • Rebecca Naber, Dance Ensemble, Hamburg, NY
  • Erin Phillips, Vocal Soloist, Batavia, NY
  • Cameron Sanzo, Dance Ensemble, Batavia, NY
  • Jennifer Schreiber, Dance Ensemble, Rochester, NY
  • Cody Taylor, Vocal Soloist, Dance Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Medina, NY
  • Taylor Wilson, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Cheektowaga, NY

International students:

  • Maki Ishikawa, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Japan
  • Sayaka Miura, Vocal Soloist, Chiryu City, Japan
  • Natsumi Sasabe, Dance Ensemble, Vocal Soloist, Japan
  • Akane Hagiwara, Dance Ensemble, Japan

Tickets to see “Strong Kids” are available now and are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+) and GCC faculty/staff. Students and children are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at boxoffice@genesee.edu or (585) 345-6814.

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Editor’s Note:

For photographs of Strong Kids go to:





In addition, a photo opportunity of the cast of Strong Kids during a final rehearsal is available on Monday, November 28 at 5 p.m.