For the Sperry family, of
The committee has four members who do the planning and organizing for the troupe. One of those activities includes a preparation camp, which is taking place this week. Kathy's sons, Michael, 19, and Matthew, 15, are the fourth and fifth siblings in their family to participate in the troupe, which is for those 12 to 19 years old.
This is Michael's sixth and final year. He will be going out with a romantic bang, glasses and all.
"For one scene, I am a geek that manages to find true love," said Michael, who plans to attend the
His younger brother, Matthew, is in his second year and has been watching the troupe since he was a baby.
"It's a lot of fun to meet people from all around and see them at other events," Matthew said.
Mickelson, too, grew up in the background of troupe singing and dancing.
"I was just waiting for the year I could go," Mickelson said.
Henschel's mother took part in the troupe five years after it began in 1988 -- and Dickey's stepfather participated in the same year.
Forming an even closer tie to each other and
"I'm one day older than you," Dickey, who was born on
No matter whether members of the troupe has previously active family members or personal connections with another, Kathy assured they all leave the troupe year with a little extra than what they came in with.
"These kids become like a family," Kathy said.
This year's Troupe will perform "Broadway Bound," a combination of songs, dances and monologues from 14 hits from
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