Hazen Gifted and Talented students gave three performances of the Off-Broadway Musical, The New Kid on May 4, 2012.
About The New Kid...
The New Kid told the story of Zack, a new student at a school with some serious social problems. There were four cliques, or "squads" as the kids called them...the Brainiacs, the Geeks, the Gangstas and the "popular girls" or Mods. Zack was invited to join the Gangstas if he performed 3 "tests" involving the other squads. Having been considered a "geek" at his previous school, Zack was thrilled by the possibility of being considered "cool." The only problem was that the tests went against what he believed to be right. Zack found himself deeply conflicted. As he befriended members of other squads, the plot thickened until he was forced to confront the leader of the Gangstas, who was the school bully, in a dramatic and exciting conclusion.