The 2016-17 Series combines performances by our current students with productions by professional artists who have ties to Cushing through our faculty and alumni. Please join us for as many events as you can, and bring along young people ready to absorb music, theatre, dance and musical theatre. This year you will enjoy a one-man show originally performed in NYC highlighting the exploration of the American Southwest with accompanying folk music of the period; a talk-back will follow this production. In January, a Cushing graduate and cellist will present an evening of classical music by Stalin-era Russian composers. In the spring, our talented percussion instructor Don Kirby will bring his band to perform an evening of Miles Davis favorites. Our performing arts students will open with a new one-act play entitled Monster, focusing on the Shelleys and their contribution to literature - specifically Mary Godwin and the origins of Frankenstein. Godspell is our winter musical with a new spin on the popular work by Stephen Schwartz. Closing the season will be our traditional experimental spring offering. Multiple jazz, dance and choral pieces are offered and our stage is busy and productive beginning in September; look for an event each month!
Julia Ohm, Performing Arts Chair