Arts & Science

Emily Talks About Her Acceptance of Discover U’s Kindness Award

Emily won the kindness award for her class at the third quarter exceptional explorer assembly. She is always kind and patient with her classmates. She looks out for others and helps those in need. Other than being kind, Emily, helps out her kindergarten buddy once a week and helps out around the school. She works hard on her academics and …

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Stage Dreams Theater’s Adventures in Sacramento, CA

Stage Dreams Theater took our Dream Troupe to Sacramento, CA and it was a blast! This group of advanced performers went to the Junior Theater Festival (JTF), which is the largest celebration of children in musical theater. This annual festival is hosted by iTheatrics and sponsored by Music Theatre International, Playbill, and Disney Musicals. The Junior Theater Festival gives everyone who …

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RSPS Eighth Grader Photographs Pets, From Dogs to Axolotls

Isabella Lirtzman is an eighth grader at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. With a veterinarian for a dad and a camera in hand, an intense interest in animal photography grew. A photojournalism class at Rancho Solano will continue to fuel that fire and we expect to see great things from Bella. Q. How long have you been practicing photography? A. I …

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PCDS Eighth Grader Mirabel Excels in Both Performing and Creative Arts

Mirabel is a kind and accomplished PCDS student. She is a self-confident girl who is comfortable living outside the box and defining her own direction. She is very artistic, with a passion for both the performing and creative arts. At PCDS, Mirabel is active in the Jazz Band, playing flute and saxophone. She has had roles in multiple school musicals …

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Five Siblings from St. Thomas Aquinas Take the Stage Together!

  The three Owen boys were first featured in January for their performance in A Christmas Carol. Even more impressive, however, is the trio adding in two more of their siblings, who also attend St. Thomas Aquinas! All five of the Owen siblings performed together on stage with Acting Zone theater for the production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. …

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Stage Dreams Youth Theater Presents Mulan Jr.

In the second part of Stage Dreams Youth Theater’s Mulan Jr. interviews, vocal director Emily Freed interviewed three talented young ladies from the high school cast which rehearses Mondays, 6:00 to 8:30pm. The other casts are grades Kinder through eighth grades and have five rehearsal time options. These young performers played Mulan’s three best friends, Ling, Yao and Qian-Po. Here …

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Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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Olivia Talks About her Passion for Theater

  Olivia Brydon, a new eighth grade student at Rancho Solano who recently relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Saint Legier, Switzerland, has already firmly planted herself in the theater scene, both locally and at school. Q. So you’re involved with a local theater group here in Arizona. Which group do you belong to and are there any plays/musicals on the …

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Milla is an Extremely Vibrant and Active Member of the JMPS Community

  Milla recently starred in the school’s fall play. While balancing a lead role, Milla remained active in the JMPS orchestra. She is also a member of the ukulele group. However, her talents extend beyond the fine arts. Milla participates in Academic Decathlon, and she played on the JMPS state champion runner-up volleyball team. Milla is involved with the school’s …

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Stage Dreams Youth Theater Presents Mulan Jr.

  Recently, Stage Dreams Youth Theater’s vocal director, Emily Freed sat down to chat with six wonderful young ladies from the program. They are all set to play Mushu, the dragon in SDYT’s upcoming production of Mulan Jr. coming this January and have a lot of interesting things to say about the show! Q. What is Mulan Jr. about? Katherine: …

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