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Kevin and Abby met at Upper Darby Summer Stage where they also met most of their lifelong friends. As teenagers, they performed together in the Summer Stage Shooting Stars. After college, they both returned to work at Summer Stage and soon became co-directors of the Shooting Stars.
They not only shared a passion for performance, theatre, and especially dance, but they also discovered they shared a love for one another.
What better way for Kevin to propose to Abby than with all of their friends, families, and the Shooting Stars singing and dancing them into their engagement?!
Kevin and Abby also choreographed Upper Darby High School's musical, "Beauty and the Beast." This beautiful set gave Kevin the perfect backdrop for his finest performance.
After the high school's tech rehearsal and before a rehearsal to record the Shooting Stars' audition tape for Walt Disney World's Magic Music Days, Kevin took Abby out for a nice dinner.
During dinner their families, friends, and the Shooting Stars put together this number. In two hours time everyone came together, learned the music, learned the choreography, rehearsed it several times, and disappeared for Kevin and Abby's quiet entrance.
Congratulations to everyone involved, especially the newly engaged couple!
A special thanks to:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
Robert Harris - Choreographer
Dan Mattarazzo - Music Director
Harry Dietzler - Producer
Michael and Helene Berkowitz - Camera persons
Mark Dietzler - Cameraman and editor
Peter Escalada-Mastick - Lighting Designer
The Upper Darby High School Tech Crew (Club) - Set Design and Construction!
Terry Tracy - Sound Engineer and Spotlight Operator
The Shunskis and Dietzler families
All our friends who could make the show (and those who couldn't)
U2 and You Too!!
Engagement Ring provided by Barry Jay Jewelers in Springfield, PA
Editor's note: There is footage from rehearsals! We do not have invisible cameramen! If only...