So much going on in the Arts Department this spring!
The Spring Music Concert kicked things off in style on April 22 and 23. We had 50+ students and faculty members perform songs by Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Coldplay, music from around the world, and more. Performances featured the MacDuffie Singers, the MacDuffie Ensemble, and many other acts.
The Acting Ensemble Showcase, a series of student-written and -produced plays, took place on April 29. Plays and performers were as follows: “A Lady of Difference” (based on life of Bessie Coleman, 1st female African American pilot) – Aniis Anderson ’18; “The Dirt Caked on My Stilettos” ( based on the life of supermodel) Naomi Campbell)- Sabria Brown ’17; “Behind Every Man”- Suzy Appiah ’16; “The Streets of Wall Street” – Ian Soares ’16; “Wilted Flowers, Painted Faces” (based on the life of artist, Frida Kahlo)- Varona Maysonet-Ayala ’18; “Think Different” (based on the life of Steve Jobs) – Sardor Akhmedov ’16 (more rehearsal pics shown); and “Life Before Death” (based on the death of actor, Heath Ledger) – Mishka Jalagania ’16.
The Spring Art Show & Dance Concert was held May 6 and May 7 in the Gymnasium. This showcase of visual art and dance, coordinated by Ms. McNerney (Art Show), Ms. Hastings (Art Show), and Ms. Muzzy (Dance Concert) was inspired and inspiring!
The Spring Sampler: 5 One-Act Plays by MacDuffie playwrights were held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm in Little Theatre. The lineup is: “The Promise” by Mishka Jalagania ’16; “Another Day, Another Conversation” by Maryanne Magnier, “Just Let Go” by Alexis Chapin ’17; “G.P.S. (Gus Penelope Syberson)” by math teacher Peter Shelburne; “Robot Zombie Death Sharks from Mars: The Musical” by math teacher Caleb Parsons. The Spring Sampler is directed by Becky Beth Benedict, Alexis Chapin, Ted Lyman, & Gina Napolitano.
On June 1, we’ll cap off the school year with Arts Awards Night in Little Theatre at 7pm.
Thank you to all who made this another successful Arts season!