The musical, about dreams, was a dream come true for us at Saint David's: the first production done in collaboration with Marymount School on the stage of our new Otto-Bernstein Performing Arts Theatre.
Last night, Saint David's After School Broadway Bound class performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the Saint David's and Marymount communities. The production was, well, Amazing, in all respects: the lighting, costumes, set design, staging, and, of course, the performances by the cast of talented Saint David's boys and Marymount girls who participated in our new Broadway Bound After School program this spring.
The shared experience not only resulted in a Tony-worthy show, but the opportunity for our boys to collaborate with girls from Marymount and to benefit from the personal growth the comes from working hard on a production, and stretching beyond one's comfort zone.
Kudos to the cast members and creative team for putting on a spectacular show. Special thanks to Director of After School and Summer Programs Irene Byun, Director of Music Jeff Moore, Upper School faculty member Shane Meals, Marymount Drama Chair and Saint David's current parent Rita Kitt and Marymount Head of School Concepcion Alvar for making this production possible.
Saint David's has a great tradition in the theater arts, dating back to the years of the Faculty plays and all of the performances associated with our program of studies. In the past, these productions had to be performed on makeshift stages, with little in the way of production design possible. All that has now changed! We look forward to more productions and collaborations.
Photography: Melanie Fidler and Tobias Everke