Even our younger students get bitten by the Broadway Bug and their high energy and eager attitudes make them the perfect show stoppers. The Lower School Musical takes the stage in the fall. Students in grades 3–5 participate, and they're often guided by Eaton Hall and Upper School students who serve as the technical crew, stage managers, and/or choreographers. Past productions include Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
The approach, which is playful and group-oriented, introduces younger students to the process of bringing a performance to the stage from rehearsals to curtain calls.
The Winter Play is performed each year by students of the Upper School. Each year a Shakespearean or other classic play is selected, and students are invited to audition for roles. Many other students are involved in the production of the play, which includes constructing the set and working the soundboard and lights. This performance gives the students involved an opportunity to bring a literary work out of the pages of a book and onto the stage, for which it was actually intended. The entire school community benefits from seeing a world-class play performed on our own stage by our own students. Most recently, audiences were stunned by the students' production of Clue!
The Spring Musical's cast is comprised of Middle and Upper Schoolers. Many other students are involved in the production as crew members. What the students bring to life through song, dance, and acting is a sight to be seen. The entire community has the opportunity to see a Broadway musical brought to life by North Cross School. Recent productions include Sister Act and Seussical, Jr!
Choral Director, Spring Musical
Virginia Wesleyan University
Eastern Kentucky University
English Department Chair, Upper School English, Winter Play
Armstrong State University—B.A.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—M.R.E.
Morris Award Winner 2017
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Roanoke, Virginia 24018
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