This week, singer/actor Quentin Earl Darrington paid a visit to CPS and shared his love of singing and acting with our students. Mr. Darrington has enjoyed a highly successful career in theater – he performed in the Broadway revival of Ragtime and toured nationally with Memphis, The Lion King, and The Color Purple. He now serves as a faculty member with the Broadway Dreams Foundation and came all the way from Florida to join CPS for its spring event, Celebrate CPS, which was held last night in the home of Karen & Jeff Regan. Mr. Darrington and a group of CPS students performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” for guests at the event Wednesday night.
While at the school, Mr. Darrington expertly and enthusiastically choreographed and coached the students. It was very cool to see how he immediately connected with our students and helped draw out their musical talent and love of performing. After just an hour of rehearsing, the students began to nail the song! They got a big round of applause from their fellow students, who had been watching them rehearse during their lunch. Check out our video of the students practicing with Mr. Darrington. And, the team successfully delivered a stunning and very moving performance at the event! We enjoyed having you at CPS, Mr. Darrington, and we hope you’ll come back and visit again!