Performing Arts

Casting List Reflections

Congratulations to all for your engagement in the audition process, and for your trusting yourself and those in the room to be positive witness to your experimentation and discovery. Now the directors have the difficult job of assigning the roles. We’re aiming to post both cast lists by Saturday, 10/6 in the later afternoon. 

For both plays, the cast list simply identifies name, classification or grouping. Anticipate bringing dimension to your assigned “character”. No one is simply a title….Usually our roles are much more than anticipated. 

Teacher’s ‘Wishes’ Published in Local Magazine

Wishes for My Students, a poem by MMS Preschool-Kindergarten Director Sarojani Rohan, was published in the August 2012 edition of Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Sarojani wishes to share her poem with our MMS community.

joy in the journey
peace in the innermost place of their being
health to do and enjoy all that calls to them
compassion for themselves and all beings
clarity to see what is false and what is True
honesty as a code to live by
integrity to do what they know is right
some quiet every day so they can hear their own song
wisdom to honor their gifts and talents
gratitude for all they’ve been blessed with
guidance to follow what has heart and meaning for them
cheerfulness to do whatever they need to do even when they don’t want to do it
friendships that are deep and true
love that surrounds and enfolds them wherever they are
inspiration that lights their path
a sense of purpose and fulfillment to their days
a steadfast heart,
enough magic and wonder
to satisfy their stargazer’s hunger for Mystery,
a willingness to be dazzled by everyday miracles,
and love for It All.

Students to Dance in Summer Performances

Six Mount Madonna School students will perform as part of Steps Dance Studio’s summer recital series. The performances are planned for June 13-15 at the Henry Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville.

Show dancers will include: Mariska Goldstein (Pre), Summer Howley (2nd), Kayla Goldstein (2nd), Denali Spector (2nd), Brielle Goldstein (4th), and Cassie Caborn (9th).

Students Recognized in Santa Cruz Poetry Competition

The poetry of six Mount Madonna School students, Arianna Morell-Haltom, Kabir Ahluwalia, Kavi Duvvoori, Rami Walker, Renata Massion, and Sophie Kamkar, has been selected and included in the 19th annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition and Anthology. The public is invited to listen to student readings at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17 at  the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (400 Encinal St., Santa Cruz). The reception begins at 6:30pm, the readings start at 7:00pm.

Massion, a ninth grader, received a Second Prize award for her sestina, Insane .

Students Participate in National Dance Week Performances

Mount Madonna School is fortunate to have many talented and graceful dancers among its student and faculty body. Last week, Dancer and dance teacher Lorraine Kinnamon and several students participated in “Santa Cruz Dancing in the Street” in downtown Santa Cruz as part of the local activities surrounding National Dance Week (April 21-27).