(Available to Grades 6-8)
St. Philip’s acclaimed Middle School Musical will celebrate its 25th anniversary in May, 2016, and its fourth anniversary presented at Bishop Canevin High School. Due to the huge support for this highly popular program, the SPS Theater Department is able to license Broadway Junior musicals which are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favorites and modern works, custom-tailored to the needs of middle schoolers. The music is written in keys that are appropriate for developing voices, and all shows can be expanded to accommodate as many performers as wish to participate. Auditions are held each November, and the cast list is posted by early December.
Through the decades, the Middle School Musical has helped thousands of students develop the self-confidence needed to speak, present or perform in front of an audience. In addition, countless alumni of the program have gone on to shine in their high school musicals, where many have also been featured in Gene Kelly-Award nominated or winning productions and/or individual roles. Participation in the musical also provides opportunity to make new friends, and discover and develop hidden talents.
Those students who do not wish to perform onstage are encouraged to get involved as production assistants, stage crew staff, or as artists on the set design team.Dates: Wednesday May 18, 2016 Thursday May 19, 2016 Friday May 20, 2016