Arts

At the conclusion of the last school year, we announced that Westminster Academy’s Drama Department, under the direction of Mrs. Rachel Cox, was selected to perform at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now, after a year of planning, fundraising, and cast selection, the trip is just two months away!Each August, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival turns Edinburgh, Scotland into the most magical and exciting place on earth. As part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), it is the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival. AHSTF Board of Advisors identifies the top high schools based on their most recent...

This year, Fine Arts added another production to their Spring schedule, but this time, it was our younger students taking the stage. Under the direction of Mrs. Patricia White, 96 lower and middle school students produced Disney’s Peter Pan, JR. Four shows later, packed audiences raved over the talent of the young cast.“The shows were phenomenal! I stand amazed at the talent and commitment of these young students. They devoted countless hours to the success of this show. Even the parents were committed—just the flying component required ten volunteers backstage,” said Mrs. Lisa Wilson, Director of Fine Arts. Furthermore, the faculty...

Best Design Principles & CompositionJade Moller – Fredric Katelyn Myrick – Scottish Loch Alyssa Allen – Steve UrkelMost Creative & OriginalSavannah Rice – So Many Choices, So Little Time Emily Goldberg – Stomach and Kidney Erkoeny Dumas – The Color ExpressionistBest Technical SkillSarah Mursell – Priyanka Chopra Nikki Harvin – Nice Wild Beautiful Strange Flowers Anna Sansbury – Magazine CollageBest in Show—Art INatasha Stadler – Sunflowers Debbie Kazoni – Mama’s Tree Christiana Hewlett – Different SenseBest in Show—Art IIAngela Hench – The Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin, Inc. PJ Onstad – Portrait Rebecca Forrester –...

WA talent will be on display next week when students of WA performing arts programs will fill the stage. We hope you plan to join us for one or all of the following events next week:Tuesday, April 30: Spring Orchestra Concert Wednesday, May 1: Spring Band Concert Thursday, May 2: Juried Art Show & Spring Chorus ConcertAll concerts start at 7:00 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Sanctuary. The Juried Art Show begins at 5:30 p.m....

Congratulations to sophomore, Rachel Castillo for placing fifth in the 2019 National Vocal Competition! The New York City Lyric Opera Company sponsors this talent search by holding live auditions in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami. In addition, they accepted recorded auditions from all over the country for Division I & II. The competition always gathers talented students. However, this year, the company received a record number of applicants. As a result, they reported the talent level was very high.The New York City Lyric Opera invited all finalists to sing at the National Finalists' Concert on Sunday, April...