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[7 May 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,096 views]
Dance Performers Deliver "Extra! Extra!"

The Spring All-School Dance Recital, held on April 30, featured about 125 skilled St. Margaret’s dancers from Preschool through grade 12. This year’s theme was “Extra! Extra!” The dancers’ repertoire drew inspiration from news stories from the past year, highlighting traditional and contemporary dances, many choreographed by St. Margaret’s students.
From the opening number, “The Typewriter” choreographed by Ms. Jamie McCann, to the music of the Boston Pops Orchestra, to the finale featuring the entire ensemble performing to the comical tribute “Linus & Lucy,” the variety of topics and styles covered …

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[29 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 925 views]

St. Margaret’s student Rebecca Miller (grade 12) recently wrote a review of “Dark of the Moon” that was published in the OC Register. Rebecca is part of the Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) team. Cappies student critics attend shows and write reviews, which are judged by volunteer teachers. Only the best reviews are selected for publication.
Read Rebecca Miller’s Cappies review of “Dark of the Moon,” written by Howard Richardson and William Berney, and recently performed at Huntington Beach APA.

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[23 Apr 2010 | admin | One Comment | 1,051 views]
Talented Performers Play and Sing in Spring Concerts

The performing arts are thriving at St. Margaret’s across all divisions. The Spring concert season at St. Margaret’s included the Lower School Pipers performance, a Band concert, an Orchestra concert and a Vocal concert. Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut remarks, “In April, students from Lower to Upper School demonstrate their growth and commitment in a series of exceptional performances. Our school community benefits from the inspiration and talent our faculty and students share so enthusiastically.”
The Lower School Pipers were directed by Lower School Choir Director Diane Hawkins and Lower School Music …

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[16 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 908 views]

The Cappies reviews of “Into the Woods” are in, and the critics agree that it was a hit! Two reviews of “Into the Woods” have been published in the Orange County Register.
One review states, “This entrancing production of ‘Into the Woods’ by the students at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School revives the audience’s memory of those beloved fairytale creatures and how much they endured before their wishes are finally granted.” Read the entire review.
The other review raves, “The student orchestra executes Sondheim’s intricate tempos and sound effects, such as knocking on …

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[15 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 723 views]

On Tuesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel, grades 4 through 12 will perform in a concert featuring Grade 4–5 Choir, Grade 6–7 Choir, Tartan Chorale, and Highlander Chorale.

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[8 Apr 2010 | admin | 2 Comments | 1,014 views]
Rockstars 2010: The Night That Raised the Roof on Sillers Hall

Both classes of Theatre One began its study by formulating a list of rock stars that exhibited the very essence of each person in class.

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[31 Mar 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,407 views]
Upper School Musical Featured in OC Register

“St. Margaret’s is known for its theatrical prowess” says reporter Peter Schelden from The Orange County Register in a feature story on the Upper School Spring Musical Production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, in which more than 75 students made up the cast and crew of acting, vocal, orchestra, costume design, stage management and audio and visual technical roles.
In the article, Performing Arts Chair and Woods Director Darcy Rice described the show as a “very sophisticated piece of theater” and said he wanted to do something to challenge his …

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[15 Mar 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 2,419 views]

Purchase your ticket now for the Upper School musical, Into the Woods. Performances are Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com for $15.
Into the Woods is a seamless fusion of fairytales that strike at the child’s heart within us all. To lift a curse, a baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of …

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[12 Mar 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,030 views]
One Script. One Director. One Cast. 24 Hours.

By the end of the 24-hour period, they had written, directed, tech-ed, and performed 10 separate short plays for an audience of parents, classmates, and teachers.

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[5 Mar 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 802 views]

On Saturday, March 6, in Sillers Hall, the Department of Performing Arts Presents an evening of 10 short plays written, rehearsed, and performed within 24 hours by more than 80 St. Margaret’s faculty and students. Come support our playwrights and witness the creative extravaganza that is the 24-Hour Play Festival! The performances will begin at 7 p.m.

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