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Woodbury teen headed back to Carnegie Hall

Carter Bannwarth

At just 16, Carter Bannwarth is set to take the stage at Carnegie Hall for the third time.

The Woodbury resident will perform at The New York Pops 36th Birthday Gala on Monday, April 29 with Camp Broadway. The 60-member ensemble will pay tribute to Cyndi Lauper with a performance directed by Steven Reineke.

This is Bannwarth's last year he will be able to perform with the group, which consists of members ages 12-16 from 26 states and 57 U.S. cities, as well as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cast was chosen from more than 500 applicants who submitted audition videos of them singing and dancing.

Camp Broadway is an annual three-day camp that gives young people a chance to learn about vocal performance, dancing and acting from masters in the theater industry. The Camp Broadway team is led by accomplished director and choreographer Cynthia Thole and music director Christine Riley.

Bannwarth, who began dancing at age 6 at Woodbury Dance Center, has performed locally at Chanhassen Dinner Theater, The Ordway Center, and was part of two world premieres at Minneapolis Children's Theater: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "The Abominables," according to previous reporting.

Hannah Black

Hannah Black is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. She is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and trying new coffee shops. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.

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