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Gothamist pointed to a very sad story from The New York Times about how LaGuardia High School might need to cancel their Fall musical because of budget cuts.

What I didn’t know was that the fall musical — which I’ve been a part of in some form or another for 4 years straight — can cost anywhere between $45,000 and $70,000 just to produce.

School officials are considering replacing the fall musical with “Rising Stars” (the LaGuardia HS annual talent show) instead and say that if parents and students can raise enough money, they will try and put on a Spring musical. This is a major blow to LaGuardia school spirit and I imagine that the school will likely lose some sort of reputation as a result of it.