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Spectacular Set Design Showcases Students' Creativity!

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Tale as old as time.. Our middle school students are preparing for fantastic performances of Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, February 29, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The drama students aren’t the only ones who have been putting in hard work for the show. Our Art 2 High School students, under the guidance of the art teacher, Nicole Seitz, have spent the past few months designing, creating and painting the play set. 

“Painting the set for the middle school play is an intense collaboration of our Art 2 high school students. It's the first time many have painted anything on that scale. From initial design sketches to final details, students learn to pitch in where needed, but also to take initiative and divide tasks. Whether adding light and shadow to trees or designing lighting or marble floors, our students know what working as a team truly looks like. I'm so proud of this group of artists”, exclaimed Mrs. Seitz. 

This has been such a fun experience for the art students. Freshman Mady Fennessy said, “Being able to work with my friends on such a big project was super fun. I got to know a lot of new people.” 

Make plans to attend this classic fairytale as our middle school students bring this Award-winning animated film to life! You’ll be captivated by the spectacular music, costumes and set design! 

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Stars Shine Brightly During Our Hollywood Themed Coffeehouse

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Roll out the red carpets! The Worship Center was alive with all the glitz and glamour of the silver screen as the PCA Band and Choir came together to celebrate the classics that made up the soundtrack of the early 1900’s to today!

The production began with Upper School principal, Sean Keiper, leading the audience in prayer before turning the stage over to the performers. Under the direction of Dr. Jolene Hethcox, members of the choir led the audience on the melodic journey down the red carpet with a song from Quest for Camelot (“Prayer”).

Next up, the PCA band (with some additional guests), directed by Mike Doll, brought the audience into a playful spirit with Highlights from the Sounds of Music and a jovial rendition of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins.

The era turned when Senior Ian Marlow took the stage to sing, “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John), followed by Kade Watson’s violin solo of “You'll be Back” from the Tony award winning musical Hamilton

The night continued with classics from the Beatles, Pirates of the Caribbean (performed by members of the band), FrozenMulan, a medley of John Williams hits (Star WarsIndiana Jones, Jurassic Park etc.) performed by the band, and ended with the classic hymn “Gather at the River” before Headmaster, JD Zubia, closed the event in prayer.

The High School choir and band did an amazing job at the Coffeehouse,” said Hethcox. “I loved how the choir and band were able to showcase their talents while performing fun selections from movies and musical theater. I also loved seeing how much all the kids supported each other!”

“The Coffeehouse was a blast tonight,” said Doll. “I love it when the students have worked hard and it all comes together during the performance. I hope they are as proud of their effort and performance as I was.”

Three cheers for PCA’s performing arts program and the wonderful directors and students who together create such wonderful events!

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