Jupiter Girl Bound for Broadway

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Eleven-year-old Skye Alyssa Friedman is making other girls her age cringe with envy after nailing a spot as a “standby” in the beloved Broadway musical Annie.

Last month, Skye flew to the Big Apple to begin rehearsals, and she will spend the next six months in the city watching her dream become reality.

“It has been a dream of mine to be on Broadway since kindergarten, and I have worked very hard to get there,” Skye said.

The home-schooled sixth-grader is a member of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and its Broadway Artist Studios, as well as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. While at the conservatory, she participated in the Youth Touring Company and spent a year performing tap, ballet, jazz, modern dance, piano and ukulele. She has shined in Oklahoma!, Peter Pan and other shows that have taken place at the regional theater on Indiantown Road near the neighborhoods of Jupiter condos for sale.

“We are so thankful to have such a wonderful theater in our back yard that has allowed Skye to train and perform in professional productions,” said her mother, Liz Friedman. “Skye seems to live at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and often refers to it as her second home.”

Skye she couldn’t have reached such heights at her age without the conservatory or her experiences in the theatre’s professional season productions.

“I am so excited to be heading to Broadway,” she said.

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