Photo: The Nicholas Center

The Nicholas Center performs Music Through the Decades

A standing-room-only crowd turned out to the Port Washington Public Library on Friday, May 31 to see Music Through the Decades, a performance celebrating the 1960s through the 1990s through song, dance and spoken word.

The musical, a culmination of two years of work, is the first by The Nicholas Center, a Port Washington-based community organization supporting young adults with autism.

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Photo: The Nicholas Center

Five bands from The Nicholas Center, coached by music teacher Alana DeStefano of Bach to Rock in Port Washington, deftly performed a wide range of music throughout the show. 

“Working with the Nicholas Center participants is one of the greatest highlights of my career,” said DeStefano. “I love watching their growth as bandmates and musicians over time. I truly believe that music has no limits, and the Nicholas Center bands are living, inspiring proof!”

Others involved in the show shared their excitement as well. Said one happy performer, “I love this! I think we are moving to Broadway!”

Funding for the musical was made possible through a grant from HEARTS PW (Helping Enrich the Arts of Port Washington), a local nonprofit.

The Nicholas Center extends its gratitude to HEARTS PW, the Port Washington Public Library, Bach to Rock music school, Twin Pines co-op and Smusht ice cream shop for their generous support, as well as their own staff, who volunteered their time to prepare and produce the show.

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