Monday, July 26, 2010

Century and Valley View High School Kids Take Broadway to the "Heights"

The Center has taken its ongoing partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to a whole new height – In the Heights, that is. Students from Century High School and Valley View High School participated in a summer enrichment program organized by THINK Together for the SAUSD in collaboration with the Center and funded in part by the Broadway League. Seventy students worked with theater pros Ruben Garfias and Cynthia McGarity on vocal performance and interpretation using songs from Broadway’s Tony Award-winning show, In the Heights, which comes to the Center August 3 – 15.

The students will also attend the Thursday, August 12th performance of In the Heights at the Center and participate in a special post-performance Talk Back with artists from the show.

(Instructor discusses lines with Century High School students.)

(Century High School kids study their lines)

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Larry Tenney said...

I had the chance to observe these workshops and the two individuals who acted as coaches/mentors, Cynthia McGarity and Ruben Garfias, were terrific with the students and positive role models! I could see that the students were inspired and so excited to have this unique opportunity.

Teresa said...

What an amazing opportunity! This sounds like such a productive way for students to spend their summer and learn to love and appreciate the arts. Great work!

Jamie Struthers said...

Thank you so much for this great opportunity for our students! Not only did it give them a greater understanding about the various aspects of musical theatre, it also empowered them to perform on stage in front of their fellow peers. It boosted their confidence and engendered a passion for performing. I knew the workshops had made a huge impact when I could hear the squeals of excitement as the students told their friends what they had just experienced.

jorge anaya aka;dollar booty said...

i love you karen lorenzo and miss you hope to see you soon. and hope you didnt forget me i still think about you