INSIDE OUR SCHOOLS
There’s excitement, a definite buzz, planning, and lots of laughter around the Marshall Fundamental campus, as 130 cast and crew members are diligently working on making a nostalgic trip to the 1950’s, and they need your help!
By Felita Kealing
We’re talking about the musical production of GREASE, with thespians joining in with tech crew in developing characters and building the scenes, in order to retell the story in a Rock ‘n Roll concert atmosphere!
They plan on raising the bar with this project, led by Marshall’s Drama and Tech Teacher Caroline Sandrew, in collaboration with other Marshall Fundamental Arts Teachers and students. The music pit is being conducted by music teacher and jazz artist, Anthony Carafone, while the vocal assistance is being directed by choir teacher, Jonathan Gould. The dance ensembles are being choreographed by dance teacher and choreographer, Breanne Lavin. Dozens of graphic design students are working on designing a concept for the show, under the instruction of the graphic design teacher, Rosa Ramirez-Rosales.
The student producers are Dance Captain: Hannah Moss, Stage Manager: Benny Cruz, Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Janetzke, Assistant Director: K.C. Young, and 2nd Assistant Director: Avery Redfearn.
How can you help?
You can donate character clothing and memorabilia, such as 1950’s style clothing, wigs, character shoes, stage makeup, props, and other items that will help in creating their interpretation of “Summer Loving”.
But most importantly, monetary donation will go a long way in supporting the arts program. For that, the Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Drama Program has launched a Snap! campaign and is soliciting your support for the upcoming musical production.
So don’t forget to grease your wheels, and cruise on over to Marshall Fundamental on April 5th, 6th, or 7th at 7:00 p.m. for the GREASE production.
Donate: Snap! campaign. Contact: Drama Teacher - Sandrew.Caroline@pusd.us
Felita Kealing is Asst. Coordinator, Marketing, Student Recruitment, and Community Relations at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, home of the Academy for Creative Industries (ACI).
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