BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Matthew Quirk is 10-years-old and thrilled to be in his first production at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC), running through New Year’s Eve.
He tells the Rockland County Times his goal is to perform on Broadway in New York City and he does lots of auditions there, but for now Quirk, son of Mark and Donna Quirk of Nanuet, is happy to be sharing the role of “Gavroche” in the epic “Les Miserables.” He said he is also proud to have played Kurt, one of the Von Trapp children in the “Sound Of Music,” at Westchester Broadway Theater in Elmsford, the role of Tommy Mara in “Miracle On 34th Street” at WBT and as young Johnny in a stage reading of “Birthday Boy” at the Roy Arias Theatre.
Young Matt said, “This only goes to show you what little people can do.” A student at Bardonia Elementary, Matt is a fifth grader and got started in show business reading some lines for school plays. He got to like that and moved on to appear on the Westchester Broadway stage and now the WPPAC. He is an avid sports fan. “Les Miserables” is at the Center through December 31 and is directed by Jeremy Quinn with Musical Director Lexie Fennell Frare and a 14 piece orchestra. There will be a New Year’s Eve performance with post show champagne, hors d’oevres and deserts. For tickets 914-328-1600 or visit www.wppac.com.
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