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April 1, 2011

PRHS Visual and Performing Art students express themselves

Paso Robles Magazine

PRHS Visual and Performing Art students express themselves

By Val Poalillo

Paso Robles High School drama, dance and art students have been busy expressing their talents!

 

Drama!

Drama teacher, Marcy Goodnow has brought new life to the PRHS Drama Department. The Advanced Drama Class worked several weeks on a 30 minute One-Act play titled "Four degrees of Separation: Social Struggle" that deals with the tough issue of bullying. They recently performed their play for several classes at Paso Robles High School. Reactions from the student audience after the play were very positive. Most comments expressed appreciation for the accurate portrayal of the problem of bullying and the courage of the students in their performances that tackled this challenging subject.

Next on their schedule is Seusical the Musical! The main characters will be played by Alex Delbar, Trinity Smith, Lindsay Reed, J.D. Maciel, Brandon Ellsworth and London Bass. Drama students were asked to study eleven Dr. Seuss books in preparation for this unique experience. The ambitious production will stretch the abilities of the student supporting crews in the areas of lighting. Grant Larsen, costume design, set and props, music, hair, makeup and stage direction, Logan Ferry.

Two PRHS teachers will be joining thee production. Math teacher, Jim Steaffens and English teacher Aaron Cantrell will share the role of Yertle the Turtle. Both teachers were active in drama when they were in high school!

Get your tickets early so you don't miss out. Performances will be April 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. Contact Marcy Goodnow at megoodnow@pasoschools.org or 237-3333 x5504 for more information.

 

Dance!

Jennifer Bedrosian wears many hats at Paso Robles High School; Cheerleading, Advisor, Activities Director and Dance Director! Many adult volunteers come together each year to support the production as well. This year's annual dance show, titled "Into the Wild" sold out!

Dozens of PRHS school students gave uplifting and at times dramatic performances at the Templeton Performing Art Center in early March. The cream of the crop are the "Jazz 'n' Company" dancers. These students put numerous hours into their craft; many starting at a very young age. Be sure and look for next year's performance and get your tickets early!

 

Art!

Mary Legleiter teamed up with renowned local artist, Henry A J Ramos and the Studios on the Park Art Gallery and local youth to create a mural themed "Culture, Unity and Education."

Their first mural was sponsored by the Paso Robles Police Department and will hang for all to see and be inspired by.

To further the school/community connection, a newly formed Teen Art Group (Team TAG) is meeting twice a month at the Studios on the Park Art Gallery. This group's purpose is to help teens develop their artistic talents and use those talents to promote positive connections between teens and their community. The new program will ask students for a small fee to over art supplies.

Contact Mary Legleiter at PRHS or ask about the program at the Studios on the Park Art Gallery. Watch for this talented group of students' art to pop up all over the PRHS campus and City of Paso Robles!

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