Category Archives: drama

Chinese Opera

McGuffey students recently attended a performance of Jing-Ju Opera presented by the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. Jing-Ju Opera, combines music, singing, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Jing-Ju Opera costumes are graceful, with handcrafted embroidery. The makeup is rich in … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Singin’ in the Rain

These final days of school see our Singin’ in the Rain musical being put to bed. Sets are put away, props have been cataloged, and costumes are being washed for storage until the next time this musical is performed. McGuffey students gave … Continue reading

Posted in drama, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, music

Sets and Costumes for “Singin’ in the Rain”

As the pictures above show, sets and costumes for “Singin’ in the Rain” are coming along well. Last week, there was an open work session at the Duvalls’ house where students and parents could get creative and paint sets. We … Continue reading

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Staging and Choreography in Music

For one wonderful week, our students were able to stage scenes of “Singin’ in the Rain” outdoors in glorious, warm March weather. But, as Ohio winter showed up again this week, we retreated inside for rehearsals in the Main Building. Some cast members … Continue reading

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Casting “Singing in the Rain”

On November 1, the annual musical was announced using a sprinkler and rain-gear to let parents and students know that we will be performing “Singing In The Rain.” Our performances will be held on May 4 and 5, 2017, at the … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, drama, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, music, Primary, Upper Elementary

A Visiting Performance of Sleeping Beauty

Earlier this week, we were treated to a performance of Sleeping Beauty by the Windy City Players. This Chicago-based touring group has come to us several times and is a wonderful addition to McGuffey’s Theater program. Our students were not only … Continue reading

Posted in drama, guest speakers, McGuffey, music, outside

Cloud Club

Each year our Middle School students have the opportunity to attend Broadway shows in Cincinnati as an extracurricular activity. A long-standing tradition at McGuffey, it’s called Cloud Club because our tickets are usually in the high seats, practically in the clouds! … Continue reading

Posted in drama, Middle School, parents

McGuffey’s Performance of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

We’d like to extend a belated congratulations to our entire school community—students, parents and staff—for two successful performances of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. earlier this month. Everyone works so hard on all aspects of the show and our students grew in … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Willy Wonka

In music classes this week, the students are wrapping up the musical. Thank you cards have been discussed, written, and signed. Students’ music books are now decorated with pictures from our show, signed by cast-mates, and have gone home. Our … Continue reading

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Another Opening, Another Show

Last night, McGuffey opened its latest musical, Willy Wonka Junior, at the Oxford Community Arts Center. The show was a smashing success. Thank you to all the parents and staff who helped our students put on such a great musical. … Continue reading

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