THERE ARE A NUMBER OF horrible ways to die at Carnegie Arts Academy. You could be crushed by a piece of falling scenery, strangled with piano wire, even kicked in the throat by an angry ballerina.
But the worst way to go would be under the daily stampede in the halls. To survive at CAA, you have to follow the crowd . . . literally.
When a swarm is on the move, it’s either to reach something good (free ice cream in the caf) or to escape something bad (Jill Hudson practicing opera scales). You can usually guess the reason based on who’s leading the charge, but there’s always a voice in the crowd...