Andrew Feldman has done it again! We were thrilled last year when Andrew and friends staged a tribute to the Beatles for their Second Annual Cabaret to Benefit Autism to raise funds for NYCA. This year, the 14-year-old director, writer and star produced a rollicking, action-filled musical based on the movie Star Wars and in the spirit of the Mel Brooks spoof, Spaceballs.
The two-hour show featured original songs by Andrew and his friend Adrian Dickson, and a cast of young performers who presented tap dance numbers, light saber fights with swimming noodles, Star Fighter maneuvers with inner tubes, and a rap battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader echoing the rap battle in Hamilton.
Among the evening’s musical highlights was a rousing tribute to the Millennium Falcon spaceship, which Andrew wrote and performed with swagger in his role as Han Solo, the ship’s commander. Andrew also played Darth Vader and Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle.
By all accounts, the Third Annual Cabaret to Benefit Autism at Lawrence Woodmere Academy on Long Island was a hit among the more than one hundred attendees whose ticket purchases benefited NYCA.
BRAVO, Andrew and company! Thank you for your enthusiasm for and dedication to NYCA.