Saturday April 30, 2016

'I fired Drake from Fiddler on the Roof'

Aubrey "Drake" Graham as a Junior School student

Aubrey "Drake" Graham as a Junior School student

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Ariella Getrajhendler has a special place in Drake's heart.

The junior high teacher taught pre-teen Aubrey "Drake" Graham his favourite subjects: singing, acting and dance.

Every year, she put on a big musical and Drake — who could act and sing like a professional from a very young age — was always a shoo-in for a lead role. 

But Getrajhendler had one simple rule: miss three rehearsals and you're out. So when Drake started skipping Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals... she had to fire him.