J.T. Moore offers a fantastic drama program, available to all students regardless of experience. Started in 2015, the school has put on an annual Spring musical and, starting in 2017, also put on a fall dramatic production. Kyla O’Neal directs the program which includes weekly “drama club” meetings addressing a variety of different skills students can develop around in theatre. The annual cost for participating in the program is $35 and the informational form is available by emailing Mrs. O’Neal.
Drama Spring 2018: Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
Performances for Mary Poppins will take place April 26-28 and April 30, at 7 PM, and April 29 at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale NOW. Click here to purchase.
Drama Fall 2017: And A Child Shall Lead
In Fall 2017, J.T. Moore Drama presented And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade, the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the Jewish city established by the Nazis near Prague, as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty— playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war.
Performances were held November 9-11, 2017.