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Buccaneers Show Choir event to open with performance by Charlotte Daprano

Charlotte, who receives services from the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood, will open the event at Perry High School on October 21, 2023.

Charlotte Daprano will be the opening performance at the annual Buccaneers Show Choir event that takes place Saturday, October 21, at the Perry High School Goodwin Theater starting at 7:00 p.m.

Charlotte sang “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman during the 2023 Deepwood Idol competition, and this is her song of choice for the show choir performance. Deepwood Idol is unique in that all of the performers are eligible to receive services through the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood).

“The Perry Schools were moved when they saw Charlotte’s performance and heard the message in the song she chose to sing,” said Theresa Wetzel, Communications & Marketing Director for the County Board and a Perry resident. “Watching and listening to Charlotte sing will be a heartfelt experience for all in attendance.”

Charlotte has been singing since she was nine years old. She is inspired by music and enjoys bringing joy to people through her singing. 

“Sometimes it feels like it is easier to sing than to talk,” said Charlotte. “I dedicate my performance to all people and hope to remind them to be proud of who they are.“

Todd Porcello, Perry High School principal, said “Opening our show choir event with a performance by Charlotte is an opportunity to share her unique talents with a larger community and exemplifies our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supporting environment for all.”

The event is open to the public and tickets are available at the door ($10 adults and $5 students/seniors). The evening will also include show choirs from Madison, Mentor, Geneva, Lakeside, and Grand Valley.

“All musicians deserve an audience,” said Elizabeth Singer, Perry High School vocal music teacher.  “The show choir festival is all about celebrating the hard work student musicians have put in to create and present their show. We are happy to include Charlotte in our evening lineup.”

Those interested in learning more about Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood programs and services can visit or connect on social media @DeepwoodLakeDD.

The mission of the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood is to EMPOWER people with developmental disabilities to ENGAGE in activities that ENRICH their lives and contribute to their community.