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Royal Rosarian 50th Anniversary Celebration of Iconic Palm Beach County Theater

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 1964 marked the year that number one hits included I Feel Fine by The Beatles, Leader of the Pack by The Shangri-Las, and Come See About Me by The Supremes; police arrested 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired on TV; the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; and Palm BeachÕs Rosarian Academy opened its theater!

Rosarian celebrated the 50th anniversary of its magnificent 485-person professional theater with the Royal Rosarian Talent Showcase this past Saturday, February 28th. Current students and teachers and alumniÑincluding internationally acclaimed tenor John Matz (Class of 1992); singers Francesca Coniglio and Felipe Alou (Class of 2004); and dancers Lauren Carey (Class of 2003 and graduate of Julliard) and Lyndsey Carey (Class of 2008)Ñshowcased their talents in the performance.

Rosarian Academy has infused dratic excellence into the daily lives of students since its inception in 1925. Thanks to a generous gift from Mr. Frederick Machlin, the Margaret Tighe Machlin Fine Arts Center opened its doors to generations of young hearts on December 14, 1964. The theater has been an iconic landmark in Palm Beach County ever since.