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Performing Arts

The Importance of the Performing Arts

Expanding Creativity – Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your student from others.

Building Confidence – The skills developed through theater, not only train you how to convincingly deliver a message, but also build the confidence you need to take command of the stage.

Growing Problem Solving Skills – Without even realizing it students that participate in the arts are consistently being challenged to solve problems.

All this practice problem solving develops skills in reasoning and understanding.

Enhancing Collaboration Skills – Most arts disciplines are collaborative in nature. Students work together to accomplish a common goal.

Strengthening Focus – Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus.

Performing Arts Department

Kris Comer

Kris Comer

Class of 1986
Titles: Department Chair, Choir
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Jill Haller

Jill Haller

Titles: Director of Dance
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Joseph Hnat

Joseph Hnat

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Mary Papa

Mary Papa

Class of 1979
Titles: Performing Arts Production Coordinator
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Dale Van Niel

Dale Van Niel

Titles: Manager, Performing Arts Center
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Kimberly Worden Summers

Kimberly Worden Summers

Class of 1998
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Upcoming Events

February 23 | Magnificat Talent Show

7 p.m., Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts

March 10 | Cleveland Theater Conference One Act Festival at Tri-C West

April 20 - 22 | The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

April 20-21 at 7 p.m.; April 22 at 2 p.m.
Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence -their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death." In this gripping adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust.

May 4 | Magnificat Spring Choir Concert

7 p.m., Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts

May 10-11 | Magnificat Spring Dance Concert

7 p.m., Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts

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