New York City themed year ends with great “Heights”

performing-arts-message-logo11The Mater Dei Performing Arts Department has had a New York City theme to this school year. We began with a Project: Discourse production of West Side Story and the Advanced Theatre Arts play was The Great Gatsby. Both of these shows were set in NYC.

West SIde Story November 2012 in Monarch Pavilion

West SIde Story
November 2012 in Monarch Pavilion

Our next production, the 39th Annual Senior Musical is directed by Mr. Scott Melvin. This year’s production is In the Heights which is set in the Washington Heights area of NYC. Please come our to support the cast of 80+ seniors this weekend.

Tickets for In The Heights are available at the show for  $15, $20 & $30. It is performing at Santa Ana High School. Friday May 3 at 7:30pm Saturday May 4 at 6:00pm  & Sunday May 5 at 2:00

Tickets for In The Heights are available at the show for
$15, $20 & $30. It is performing at Santa Ana High School.
Friday May 3 at 7:30pm
Saturday May 4 at 6:00pm
& Sunday May 5 at 2:00

Last month our Jazz Band competed at the Heritage Festival in NYC and received a Silver award. Mr. Martinez has done an incredible job improving our band program. Last week they performed their annual event Red Hot Jazz with professional musicians.

Mr. Martinez and the Mater Dei Jazz Band  New York City, Spring Break 2013

Mr. Martinez and the Mater Dei Jazz Band
New York City, Spring Break 2013

Our Advanced Women’s Ensemble and the Chambers Choir travelled to NYC to perform at Carnegie and Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Chambers singers performed on the Today Show from Rockefeller Center. Click here to hear & see their performance.

MDHS Chamber Choir and Mr. Scott Melvin April 2013, New York City

MDHS Chamber Choir and Mr. Scott Melvin
April 2013, New York City

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