Performing Arts Shows to Watch this Weekend

Chaminade performing arts has two excellent shows to watch this weekend, Chaminade’s high school dance concert Valley of the Jeweled Dragon, and Chaminade Middle School Players’ Luck of the Draw.

Valley of the Jeweled Dragon features an evening of dance a cirque with a fantasy fusion of Eastern countries and cultures at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts on the West Hills campus. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $16 for students and $11 for children. Click here to purchase tickets. Show dates and times are:

  • Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Chaminade Middle School Players present a night of musical comedy fun as they perform Luck of the Draw! A completely improvised musical based on audience suggestions, so every night is a new and original show. No two shows are alike! Join us for a night of good laughs, music, and even a little dancing!

Performances will be held at the Fr. Allen DeLong Center for Arts and Athletics. Ticket prices are $10.00  for general admission. Click here to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the Chaminade middle school drama program. Show dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 10 at 7:01 p.m.
  • Friday, May 11 at 7:01 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12 at 7:01 p.m. 

Please come support the Arts at Chaminade!

Center for Excellence Registration is Open

Registration for Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence (CCE) is now open. It is the perfect place for students to spend their summer learning and growing. With classes in the morning and afternoon, CCE offers programs, for students entering grades 1-12, designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds.

Students entering grades 1 through 12 will enjoy expanding their horizons through the Center for Excellence summer programming. For students entering Chaminade’s 6th grade, Eagles Take Flight will prepare them academically and introduce them to Chaminade’s middle school community; while students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills, and students entering 12th grade can prepare for college applications in the College Application Bootcamp. CCE also offers robotics programs on both campuses with a brand-new class on the West Hills campus focusing on electronics and programming.

This year, CCEs summer Ste[+a]m Academy, for grades K-5, will once again be powered by STEMscopes. With a different curriculum each week, there is no repetition. Each STEMscope module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Students can come for one week, or all five weeks.

The Great Books Academy, for grades K-5, is one of CCEs most popular programs aimed at educating the whole child. The Great Books curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers by focusing on reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing.

Summer is also an excellent time for students of all ages to pursue their creative passions in visual and performing arts. And children ages 5 to 15 can join CCEs Sports Camps and explore athletics from football to basketball as well as soccer, baseball, volleyball, fencing, and more. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps, which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.

For more information visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence or click here to register today.

Chaminade Dance Company Presents Cirque du Saint Vitus

Chaminade College Preparatory’s Dance Company presents Cirque du Saint Vitus, at their annual dance concert. This beautiful theatrical production is a story of temptation and grace as we follow sweet Mercy into a dark and twisted circus created all within the mind of a powerful young girl. Cirque du Saint Vitus features the continued brilliant choreography from the Chaminade Dance Company’s lead choreographers Atlanta Patterson, Lindsay Hammerle, Christine Gotthardt, Amanda Williams and Gillian Ozawa.

The show will be held at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts beginning Friday, May 5, 2017. Performance dates and times are:

  • Friday, May 5, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $23 per adult, $16 per student, and $12 per child, and may be purchased online.

Chaminade Players Present Drama Under the Stars

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Join the Chaminade Players on September 15, 16, or 17 for a Drama Under the Stars production of the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. As a true outdoor Shakespeare experience, the performances will take place on the lawn of the Tutor Center (West Hills).

Each performance takes place at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday production includes a Fine Arts Festival at 6:00 p.m., featuring choir, jazz, dance, an art exhibition, representation from film, and more.

Please purchase tickets online.

Chaminade Celebrates Fine Arts Family Spirit Night

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By Jennifer Bader P ’18

On Friday, February 13 the Chaminade middle school and high school fine arts departments joined together to showcase their talented students at the first ever Fine Arts Family Spirit Night.

More than 100 students from drama, band, choir, dance, and aerial performed before a sold out crowd at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Audience members were also treated to screenings of student films and displays of art work. Alex Mansour ’15 and Hiba Alnajjar ’19 served as emcees for the evening.

Chaminade Fine Arts has much to celebrate in the coming weeks. The annual Film Festival will be held Saturday, February 21. In March, the Eagle Regiment Band will be traveling to Spain to perform in an international music festival, and the middle school C-Notes will be travelling to New York City for the third time to perform at Carnegie Hall as the featured choir. The Chaminade Players will also be presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast March 13 through 15 and March 20 through 22.

Visit Chaminade’s Facebook page to view more photos.