Talented teens brought a variety of musical and theatrical acts to Rye Country Day School’s Dunn Performing Arts Center stage March 11. The occasion was The Rye City Lions Club fourth annual “Rye’s Got Talent.”

The Master of Ceremonies was Noam Ben Yakir, Rye High class of 2013. Curently a student at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, he is the Stage Manager of the Westchester Sandbox Theater.

The esteemed panel of judges was comprised of Meg Rodriguez (Rye Arts Center Executive Director), Bernard Tamosaitis (cellist and member of Canta Libra chamber ensemble), and Stanislav Kotyza (opera singer, construction company owner and co-founder of the nonprofit Harmony Foundation).

And best yet, proceeds from the event were donated to Guiding Eyes and Vacation Camp for the Blind.

Photos by Anja Porto

#7507 Rye Lions Club President Chris Shoemaker welcomed a big crowd.

#7606 Katie Rogers and Elizabeth Riccio performing an original dance composition to the tune of “Try Everything” from the film “Zootopia.”

#7517 Lauren Salamon sang Adele’s “Turning Tables”

#7549 Daniel Pellegrini with a number from the Broadway hit, “Dear Evan Hansen”

#7645 Violinist Alex Marino performed <5th Air Varie on a Theme by Karl Weigl, Opus 89, No. 5>

#7521 Male members of Rye High’s a cappella group, Rhythm on Rye

#7768 The Rhythm on Rye girls

#7671 Charlotte Burchetta performed Carrie Underwood’s “All American Girl.”

#7672 Hannah and Jonathan Lloyd performing a cello medley from the “Star Wars” soundtrack.

#7821 Pianist Hikari Tomizawa being congratulated after winning one of the competitions.