Hell's Kitchen school offers students a chance to shine on stage

Some days, being students at the Professional Performing Arts School means working on a laptop in a typical high school classroom. On others, it means belting out Broadway tunes in front of the mayor, civic leaders and the press corps.

Zaheerah Duncan and her classmate and friend Carly Gendell got a chance to show off their skills as performers at this year’s Inner Circle Show, an annual gala where reporters stage a two-act parody musical.

The high school seniors, decidedly more talented than most of the press corps, were part of the mayor’s rebuttal show — and sang “Take Me Or Leave Me,” from the hit musical “Rent.”

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