Much of the success of “Hunchback” rests on the score — music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. While there’s no hit along the lines of “Let It Go,” the songs are lovely, notably the ecclesiastical choral work performed by a rotating choir of student singers from the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival.
— Barbara Schuler (Newsday)
“Not only does the cast perform the lush tunes enchantedly but a superb choir comprised of members of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is also on hand to compliment this stunning spectacle.”
— Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg (BroadwayWorld)
It was such a pleasure spending the day with you guys. I cannot thank you enough for inviting me and taking such good care of me.
— Jay Armstrong Johnson (Phantom of the Opera, On The Town, Hair)
I thought these were all college students!
— Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award winner for Fun Home
I’m really honoured and excited to be here at the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival... they were a joy to be around and very talented.
— Rema Webb (Violet,The Lion King, Escape to Margaritaville)
It’s been absolutely a joy to work with these students here at the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival... It’s really fun to work with young people who are so passionate about Musical Theatre and see where they are on their journeys... to get in there and have a little fun and get dirty!
— Heidi Blickenstaff ([Title of Show], Something Rotten!,The Little Mermaid)
Thank you god for the delightful afternoon with your wonderful students! Talented, kind and smart! How I wish something like your program had been around when I was their age! Keep up the amazing work! Cheers!!!
— Beth Leavel, Tony Award Winner for The Drowsy Chaperone
It is such an honor to be here…I’ve never had a tribute done to me before. Thank you all so much…You guys are great. I hope you realize how lucky you are to be in a program like this!
— Liz Callaway, Emmy Winner and Tony Nominee on her LIMTF Tribute Concert
I had the great fortune of being a part of the first season of this amazing program. It not only transformed me as a performer, but as a person. Every person involved gave of their time, heart, and souls to bring this show to life.
— Joseph Anthony, Archibald in LIMTF's 2013 production of The Secret Garden
To say we were pleased with our daughter’s experience with the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is truly an understatement. Given it was the inaugural year, we had no idea what to expect. Our daughter experienced the most amazing intensive program culminating with an extraordinary performance of The Secret Garden. Not only were the staff and instructors true mentors for these talented theatre students, but the bonding experience between them has travelled well beyond those 2 weeks of training and rehearsals. Bravo!!
— Joanne & James Lanzilotta, Northport Residents
The Long Island Musical Theater Festival invited me to meet with their students and their guest artist, Ms. Susan H. Schulman. These young adults, representing Nassau and Suffolk Counties, were all incredibly talented and had their talent nurtured by this wonderful program. I had the pleasure of attending their performance of The Secret Garden where I witnessed this talent first hand. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the Long Island Musical Theater Festival.
— Susan A. Berland, Councilwoman for the town of Huntington