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!
Bravo Erica Davidson and students!
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The 4th grade musical about what it’s like to live with and without technology, was introduced by Mrs. Debbie Ford who confessed her skills on the iPad.
It all started when the kids lost their connections and were in a panic.
As it usually happens, the grandparents came to the rescue. They sang.
They told amazing ghost stories.
This guy could be the next Rod Serling!
Most importantly the kids learned to never try to tell a granny she can’t jump rope anymore!
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Jenny Lynn Caterina (12th), Ethan Schlegel (6th), Mary Humphrey (6th), Alannah Yellan (9th) and Aaron Evans (10th) are performing in a production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at The Dixie in Huntingdon. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7 pm and Saturday also 2 pm.
Break a leg, guys!
The little village of Jackson was treated to some talent this past weekend. The Upper School, along with some Middle and Lower School students, performed Beauty and the Beast. If you aren’t familiar with the story it goes something like this:
There is a smart girl.
Who lives in a town where everyone thinks she’s weird and talks behind her back.
The only person who seems to like her is a hunky brute (Brute #1) who thinks he’s all that.
He can’t really help it because he is surrounded by enablers.
Fast forward, Smart Girl ends up being held captive by another brute (Brute #2 but with a heart of gold) in an enchanted castle.
Who yells at her and makes her cry.
Turns out he has been cursed to look like a member of an 80’s hair band until some poor girl comes along who doesn’t mind a “project”.
Since everyone else in the castle is so nice despite their circumstances,
Singing and dancing
And offering her a decent meal.
She decided to give Brute #2 a second chance.
But Brute #1 decided to assert his bruteness and deal a near fatal blow to Brute #2.
Making Smart Girl realize she likes a “project” and the curse was broken. Turns out Brute #2 cleans up well.
Everyone lived happily ever after. The End!
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This weekend a bunch of bratty kids took over the stage at Blankenship Theater. Don’t worry, they were just acting!
There were scary moments
And sad moments,
But in the end, the sweet kid always wins.
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You know by now that becoming an Arts Guild Partner will gets you lots of goodies; tickets and reserved seats, ads on our blog, that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from being charitable. What you may not know is what the students and school get from your generous contributions.
Your money goes to all the arts departments school wide to fund musicals, supplies for art classes, special events, teacher training, and equipment upgrades and purchases.
Your money also goes to fully fund all those great productions you see at the Blankenship Theater. You heard that right! All theater productions and even some partial teacher’s salaries are completely funded by partnership money through the Arts Guild.
It’s a big responsibility and we need your support!
Please consider becoming an Arts Guild Patron or Partner. Click here for the form and a list of levels and benefits. Program deadline is September 6th.