By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After not having their spring musical last year, and coming close to missing out on it this year, students at the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts are singing praises to the donors who are helping make this years performance possible.

Their goal was to raise $20,000 by the January 31st deadline. Dorina Morrow, the vocal music director at CAPA, says for a while, it didn’t look like they were going to get there.

And they almost didn’t, but they were able to raise the money needed just a day before the cut off.

“I feel like a hole in my heart has been repaired, because it’s a time of the year that we really look forward to,” Morrow tells KYW Newsradio.

Senior Derek Walton says missing out on the musical last year was detrimental to the spirit of the school, but he’s ecstatic to have it back:

“I just love the musical, the atmosphere and the opportunities it gives us to perform on a bigger stage.”

Senior Valerie Lichtman says words can’t describe how happy she is:

“My mood has been brightened. It made my week. It honestly made my year. Now I have something to look forward to ending my senior year.”

There is no word yet on what musical will be performed or when it will run.

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