This year, Parkview School’s Performing Arts Program decided to embrace adventure and attempt two shows simultaneously! With mentorship and fostering community still being main priorities, each Junior musical has the same rehearsal times with the older actors each assigned a few younger students to mentor and assist backstage during the four performances. Although a new arrangement, students have stepped up to the challenge and can’t wait to perform for the community what they’ve so diligently been working on these past few months.
Each year, Parkview students stun audiences with personalized, handmade costume pieces, professional level choreography, and the immense talent that exudes from them. Both shows are appropriate for audiences, young and old alike! Community members have the opportunity to catch both of these shows at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) Performing Arts Center (PAC) at El Dorado High School on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 pm, Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm, and Sunday, April 22, at 3:30 pm. For the price of $15, attendees will see two fabulous shows! Visit www.ParkviewPA.org to purchase tickets.
The school’s amazing high school students, along with two 8th grade students, are embodying the fairy tale characters of Into the Woods, Jr. The show is a tangled account that incorporates all the fairy tale figures in one fun story! As a result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.
With the older students showcased in Into the Woods, this year our younger stars are able to exhibit their talents in more leading roles in Aladdin, Jr. The school’s fantastic kindergarten through eighth grade students weave this adventure for the audiences’ delight! They will stun attendees with their talent and enthusiasm as they journey to Agrabah. The story centers on Aladdin, a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl, Princess Jasmine, who is being forced to marry an ‘appropriate suitor’ by her wacky, yet estranged father. Aladdin’s luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly receives is a fun, loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan’s sinister advisor, Jafar, has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. Let the adventure begins!
Both plays are under the direction of Mrs. Summer Frey, and her committee of talented parents who volunteer numerous hours for the success of Parkview’s Performing Arts Program!