For over 15 years, St. Anastasia
school has produced student musicals such as Bye-bye Birdie, Fiddler on the
Roof JR, Sound of Music, Oklahoma Jr, Godspell Jr, Aladdin Jr, and Willy Wonka Jr. All interested students in grades 5-8 may participate
and auditions are conducted for specific roles.
This extraordinary event culminating in two shows in February is part of
the Performing Arts Program of St. Anastasia.
Students have conveyed numerous
stories of how participating in the musical has changed their lives. One
child wrote her high school entrance exam letter about
the roles that she had in the musicals. She spoke of the confidence it gave her to
believe in herself. Other children that
start off hiding in the back are smiling and moving with confidence by show
time. The musical program is much more
than putting on a stage production. Under the umbrella of a school
musical, it develops vocal skills, dance, acting, confidence and public
Performances are sponsored in part by the Msgr. Royale M. Vadakin Arts and Education Fund and the William H. Hannon Foundation.