Performing Arts Information

The Nutcracker: Remixed 
December 13, 2014
Lake Norman High School Theater
Tickets: http://mkt.com/community-school-of-davidson/the-nutcracker

Nutcracker: Remixed

Two hundred plus students will be presenting The Nutcracker: Remixed on stage December 13.  The middle school students at Community School of Davidson have taken remixes of Tchaikovsky's original score for The Nutcracker ballet, such as hip hop, piano, big band versions of the songs, etc with a few fun ones thrown in as well and learned choreography to this fresh presentation of The Nutcracker: Remixed.

 

Sara Keys, the CSD dance teacher says “In addition to our normal class rehearsal time -about 20 hours per week for three months- by the time we reach the show we will have rehearsed over an extra 100 hours outside of school for character roles.” Over 130 of the 7th/8th graders who desired extra dance experience outside of school received roles.

 

The 1 ½ hour performance is suitable for children and families of all ages.  Lake Norman High School is once again graciously allowing CSD to utilize their performance space.  The previous three years Keys has brought to life the Hunger Games trilogy through dance.  This year at the encouraging of students, she is breathing new life into The Nutcracker.

 

Tickets are on sale through this link.   Advance tickets are $7, remaining tickets at the door will be $10pp.  Show times are 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00PM.

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR PREVIOUS EVENTS:

In the Heights
, A community high school musical production
Community School of Davidson High School ARTSpace
404 Armour Street, Davidson, NC

Wed. Oct 22, 7:00
Thurs. Oct 23, 7:00
Fri. Oct 24, 8:00
Sat. Oct 25 2:00 and 8:00
Sun. Oct 26, 2:00

In the Heights

In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in the neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City

 

The CSD Community ARTSpace production features 31 cast members from 7 different high schools and 9 home schoolers. 

 

This production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best MusicalBest Original ScoreBest Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 

There is a PBS Documentary on the creation of the show on You Tube.  

 

Appropriate for 5th graders on up.

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Legally Blonde the Musical
404 Armour Street, Davidson, NC  

Legally Blonde


Legally Blonde follows the story of sorority president Elle Woods as she crosses the country on a mission to find love at Harvard Law School. After discovering how the law can be used to help others, she uses her new found skills to defend a workout-queen in a murder trial, defying the odds and proving that pink can save the day!
Somewhat modified script appropriate for 5th grade and up

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Dear Edwina Jr.

565 Griffith Street, Davidson, NC
Thursday,    Feb 27, 7 PM
Friday,        Feb 28 4:30 and 7:30 PM
Saturday,   March 1, 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 PM 


Dear Edwina
DEAR EDWINA JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers as part of the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza.  Written in the episodic style of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, DEAR EDWINA JR. is the perfect musical for a new generation.


13-year old Edwina Spoonapple has very talented siblings. But because of this, she thinks that she isn't special or talented. Yet Edwina has many talents including leadership, singing and advising, and she combines all of them by directing musicals out of her garage. The topic of these musicals is letters written to her by neighborhood kids who need advice. She gives them advice through songs and dances that she orchestrates with her friends. One of the main themes of Dear Edwina is Edwina's desire to be in the "Advice-a-palooza" festival because she feels it will prove that she is as talented as her siblings. This is all going on while Edwina's love interest, Scott, is trying to win her over. But, since Edwina is so concerned about her show, she doesn't care about Scott. Scott wins her heart by singing her a song as an impromptu performance on the show. The talent scout calls, and asks for Scott to perform at the festival, not Edwina. She is heartbroken when she runs into Katie Spoonapple, who has just run away from the Summer Math Olympics because she was getting made fun of by the other girls. She tells Katie not to listen to those kids, and to do what you love to do. Katie hugs her, and Edwina realizes that love is far more important than getting a prize.

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Les Miserables, School Edition

CSD ArtSpace
404 Armour Street, Davidson, NC  
February 20-23, 2014



                                Les Mis

Community School of Davidson was pleased to present Les Miserables, School Edition.  Directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge, music direction by John Smith and costume design by Chris Lundsten.  The project was developed as a modified concert version and was performed in the round with multiple performance areas set throughout the theatre.

"This legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written. This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed."

Auditions were held on December 2-3, 2013 at the CSD.

 
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A Dance Sharing Inspired by Suzanne Collins'  "MOCKINGJAY"
On Stage at Lake Norman High School
186 Doolie Road, Mooresville, NC  
December 14, 2013, 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 P.M. 

 Mockingjay logo

Community School of Davidson middle school dance classes presented their interpretation of the third book in the "Hunger Games" trilogy; "Mockingjay" live on stage at the Lake Norman High School on December 14.   The 90 minute performance featured over 250 cast members directed and choreographed by Sara Keys.  The performance was suitable for audiences ages 5-105.  


December 12, 2013, CSDHS, 404 Armour Street, Davidson 
5:00-9:00
Free
Ribbon Cutting, Food truck rally, Live performances, Visual arts, Wood Arts, Photography, and more!

2013 ArtFest

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