Last week our students once again stepped on stage to deliver their performance of a Fortune Academy original telling of A Sword in the Stone. Their debut performance sold out twice and the house was packed! I think it says something Performing Arts teacher and Director, Julie Pappas, was humbled by the students’ performance. “The cast of Sword in the Stone was committed from day one to giving their personal best through strong vocal projection and articulation, expression and characterization.” The students took everything they had been learning in class and in rehearsal to bring it all together in another Fortune-fashioned tale of triumph.
Mrs. Pappas, alongside Assistant Directors Saman Murad and Ken Palmer, had been coaching them over the past few months in after school rehearsals. She proudly shared, “they overcame fear and anxiety and came alive on the stage with great poise and presence!” It’s always a marvel to see our students come alive in ways that we seldom get to experience in the classroom. And perhaps that’s part of what makes these musicals so incredible. Julie and her team have an uncanny ability to draw out our students’ strengths! For those in attendance, these were patently on display.
We would also like to thank our parent volunteers who selflessly added such magic to the production. From hair, makeup, costumes, helping keep our students organized, and so much more. We couldn’t thank you enough!
Below are some of the pictures we’ve received from the night. We’ll be updating this section as more photos continue to come in.