Sarah Mason, who recently moved to Summit performed a song marking the 85th year. She joined other theater students during the opening number and will also help close the show with Santa Clause.
Mason, who's been acting since 10, joins from neighboring NJ areas. Many proud local mothers are no doubt watching along the parade route this morning.
“I’m very excited. I think this is a great experience for her,” said Mason's mother Maurene Singer. She said she was happy her teen would be rejoining her friends from acting camp during the performance.
For Singer, a performer who studied with the lauded acting coach Stella Adler, seeing her daughter perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade fulfills a longtime dream of simply watching the event in New York City.
"I always wanted to go to the parade, and now I’m going, ” Singer said with a chuckle.
The teen who attends Chatham Day School wasn't available for comment. Mason has trained with Performer's Theater Workshop in Livingston, in addition to attending acting schools in New York. She’s under management with Parkside Talent.
Her mother says attending Stagedoor Manor acting camp was what led her to this celebrated day.
"This is what they all do over the summer."