Rachel, Allie, Rachel, Jenn, Hallie, Sydney, Ellie, Jaye, and Patrick performed at the Denver Academy Gala. They sang "A Million Dreams" and they did such an amazing job! I am so proud of everyone's hard work. Way to go! Ya'll looked snazzy too. Thank you for sharing your talent.
We sure do have a lot of talent at DA! Especially within our theatre department. Ella sang and played the guitar to her very own original written song! Rachel sang her competition piece that she is taking to Nationals this summer. And we had a lot of laughs with our Improv performance. Thank you, Jolene Gutierrez, for organizing such a great event for Denver Academy.
The Lighting Design Class is at it again. Each student designed their own lights and projections to some of their favorite music. Rock on. Thanks for another great quarter!
We learned and had so much fun this year at Thescon! We saw the musical productions of Newsies and Sister Act. We attended workshops that included swing dancing, mime and illusion, accents, improv, monologue preparation, playwriting and more! We had 3 acts from DA students that competed against 2000 other students from around the state. Congratulations Jenn and Rachel D. on competing and congratulations to Rachel B. for qualifying to nationals!
Congratulations, cast and crew, on an a beautiful production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Below is my director's note from the show. Check out production photos too!
Today, senior honor students attended Beowulf on the Rocks where they wrote and performed their own Beowulf-inspired scripts for their classmates, complete with costumes and props!
I would love to have you audition for our fall play: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.
What: Auditions for Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl!
When: Wednesday, September 12, 3:30pm in the theatre
What to prepare: 1-minute monologue, memorized and well-prepared
***SENIORS: This is during your senior retreat! So please schedule another time to audition before September 12.***
TECH: If you are interested in Tech (lights, sound, stage crew, etc.) please come see me or grab a safety contract from the call board to sign up! Tech will start coming to rehearsals in October.
Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless, tragic love story.
Other important info:
Please email me or come talk to Ms. Marks with any questions!
I will also be passing out a calendar with rehearsal dates and times at the audition so that students can figure out if they have any conflicts.
Thank you so much! Hope to see you there!
Two of our students were able to attend Berridge Theatre Program this summer! Berridge brings young artists from around the world together with professional actors, directors, producers, choreographers, writers and filmmakers to study the craft of acting and filmmaking in the extraordinary setting of Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France.
One student expressed,"It’s an “acting” program but it isn’t. It’s a life program. It’s like
they give you this place that truly radiates love, kindness,
creativity, and family and label it an acting program when really it
should be called. “Berridge the program for wanting to know the
feeling of pure happiness. Oh! And you are amazing at acting and want
to get better? Perfect ...come here!"
I am so glad these students learned so much and that they can bring their new skills back to DA and share what they learned. What an awesome way to spend a summer!
The Lighting Design Class is at it again. Each student designed their own lights and projections to some of their favorite music. This year they even stepped up on their costume design (Rock and Roll Scientists?). Thanks for another great quarter!
We learned and had so much fun this year at Thescon! We saw the productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Harvey. We attended workshops that included swing dancing, mime and illusion, accents, improv, monologue preparation, playwriting and more! And we were inspired by our keynote speaker, Ali Stroker from GLEE and Spring Awakening on Broadway. We had 7 acts from DA students that competed against 2000 other students from around the state. Congratulations Joel, Noah, Andrew, and Jack for qualifying for nationals!
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