Portfolio Tag: Dayo Garritano

Being Grumpy And Funny

I was in Eighth Grade when I got the part of Shrek. This was my second Wooster Middle School Play. I was so excited. I felt a lot of pressure to get it right. I worked hard on my singing, but I worked even harder on delivery. It was important to me to be the…
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The Magic Of Theater

This was my third show with 1214 Foundation/NewArts. I has in Eighth Grade at the time and I got two parts, Uncle Henry and the Wizard Guard. It was a lot of fun to play two parts in the show. Wizard of Oz is an iconic show. The thing that stood out about this production…
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Stronger

Here I am singing "Stronger" from Finding Neverland. I was 13 at the time and I gave it my all. I really felt the song. I saw the Broadway play, but always felt that the ending would have more meaning if it were an octave lower. So, we adjusted it accordingly for this performance. I…
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Without Love from Hairspray

Hairspray is such a fun show. In my second year with Fairfield County Children's Choir I was chosen to sing "Without Love" from the show. It was great to be selected. I was eager to impress everyone at Fairfield County Children's Choir. I worked really hard to get it right. We did it as a…
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We Are Lights

This song is by Stephen Schwartz. In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell, Pippin and Wicked. When my school chorus performed it when I was in Eighth Grade I got a few solo sections. Here’s our version of the song for you to enjoy:
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O Holy Night

Going into winter break in Eighth Grade a few kids were asked to perform a song for the school. I got an opportunity to sing O Holy Night. Check out my take on this classic song.
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Night of Silence

I got to sing this song in the Seventh Grade at our Winter Concert. It was a lot of fun to get a solo section and sing this version of the song. We got great feedback. I hope you enjoy it.
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Getting An Amazing Part

This audition was great because I was only in Seventh Grade and I got a very good part in the end. I auditioned for the parts of Scar and Mufasa in the final callback. The play was double cast, but I got to be Scar in both casts. It was a lot of fun to…
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Dancing For A Pro

Liberty Smith was a great play. It was a great combination of comedy and American History. I enjoyed being in the ensemble. I was in Seventh Grade when I did this show. When I heard that JoAnn M. Hunter was going to be the choreographer I was nervous to audition for her. I heard that…
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Corner of the Sky from Pippin

My voice teacher chose this song for me. I actually learned it in Sixth Grade, but I didn't get a chance to sing it for an audience until the end of Seventh Grade. Check it out ...
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