The Adventures of Lewis & Clark

If you want to see a fun-filled production that will keep you smiling for days, then come check out the lower school’s production of The Adventures of Lewis & Clark.  The 2nd graders will be performing in the USJ Cafetorium Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.

“We are so excited that our second grade class will be performing “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” this week.  They have not only worked diligently on line and song memorization, but they have learned so much information about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in their classrooms.  They have watched a mini-documentary and done many classroom activities about the Lewis & Clark expedition, and they know all of the ones closest to the two who led the expedition – right down to the Newfoundland dog that accompanied them on the trip.  It is also fantastic to see that many of the students want to learn even more about the characters they themselves are playing,” said Elizabeth Atkins, lower school music teacher.
If you miss this fun performance, you will get another chance on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Details coming soon!

COMING SOON

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SHOWTIMES:

February 27 – 7 p.m.

February 28 – 7 p.m.

March 1 – 2 p.m.


A Ripple in the Pond

It was an exciting weekend for the upper school’s production of A Ripple in the Pond.  This was an original script written by Erica Davidson, theater teacher, and five USJ seniors, Amanda Holloway, Madison Perchik, Clare Robertson, Rebekah Sears and Adam Sills.  The play was written about a family who experiences the ramifications of having an abusive father.  The production was in junction with WRAP, Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program.

The purpose of the play was to bring awareness about the effects of abuse, who it happens to and how to help.  So many people are unaware that abuse doesn’t just affect the person in the situation, but everyone around them, including the community.  The storyline didn’t just touch on physical abuse between the father and mother, but of verbal abuse between their teenage daughter and her high school boyfriend.

This was a dramatic play that stirred up many emotions in the audience.  “I was honored to help bring light to a subject that many people don’t want to talk about, or don’t think about because it doesn’t happen to them,” said Davidson.  USJ wanted to go above and beyond just spreading the word about abuse and WRAP.  They decided to donate all proceeds to WRAP as well as taking up donations after each performance.  WRAP raised $2,100 over the weekend and the students and Davidson couldn’t be prouder.

If you missed the show, we are selling copies of the DVD for $20.  All proceeds will be donated to USJ’s Broadcasting department.  Please email Erica Davidson at edavidson@usjbruins.org. Play 1 Play 2 Play 3 Play 4 Play 5 Play 6 Play 7


Middle School Presents Pinocchio, Jr

The Middle School closed out the theater season with “Pinocchio, Jr”!

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Tyler Bruno as "Pinocchio" and Chandler Haynes as "Geppetto"

Tyler Bruno as “Pinocchio” and Chandler Haynes as “Geppetto”

Great performance to end a great theater year!

To see more images and to purchase downloads and prints visit our online gallery.

REMEMBER:  the gallery will shut it’s virtual doors permanently May 17th.


“Cheaters” – Upper School Theater

The theater class performed a one act play, “Cheaters”, this past weekend under the direction of Erica Davidson.  The dramatic acting chops displayed by our students was impressive!

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Bravo Erica Davidson and students!

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To see more images and to purchase downloads and prints, visit our online gallery.

REMEMBER: the gallery will be shutting it’s doors permanently May 17th.

 

 


Snakes on a Stage – Jr K Musical

Last night the Jr K debuted a new show, “Squirm”.

There were spiders.

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One even made it up the water spout.

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Worms!

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Bats!

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And sssssssnakes!

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The sssssnakes got a little sssssassy and sssstarted a sssilly game.

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But my favorite shot of the night and possibly the year, was what I like to call “The Reluctant Spider”.

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He pulled it together and finished with a smile.  A true professional!

To see more pictures and to purchase downloads and prints, visit our online gallery.  All proceeds benefit programs like this at USJ.

REMEMBER: The online gallery will be shutting it’s doors May 17th.  Be sure to place all orders by then.


It’s About Time! Spring Pops Concert

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Meredith Maroney & Sierra Glosson Photo: Ginka

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Claire Jaggers & Spencer Poole Photo: Ginka

Claire Jaggers & Spencer Poole          Photo: Ginka

 

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”  – Dr. Seuss

To see more pictures from the concert and to purchase downloads and prints, visit our online gallery.

REMEMBER: Online gallery and all social media outlets are closing May 17th.


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