News and Announcements

Congratulations

Posted by Jason King at Jul 11, 2020 9:21AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Applause Awards sponsored by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has redesigned their Awards Ceremony this year and has selected the following students from Windermere Preparatory School based on their performances and the adjudicator scoring to be featured in this year’s ceremony.

Cole Kucharski, Michael Crocetti & Leah Meyer were selected as Outstanding Performers and will be featured in the Opening and Closing Numbers for the Awards Ceremony.

Alex Sheffield and Sophia Bresciani were awarded Medley Performers for their Outstanding Performances in The Secret Garden and will be featured in a medley with a song from the show.

Harry Sandbrook, Jayson Goldner, Cole Jackson & (alternate) Ana Leitao were selected to represent the casts of The Little Mermaid and The Secret Garden in the closing number of the Applause Awards Ceremony as well.

This is a distinctive honor and to have the number of students selected to participate from our school is a true testament to their talents.

The Applause Award Ceremony will be filmed by a professional film company and the ceremony will be available for viewing sometime in August.
Congratulations!!

Thespians Will Meet Friday!

Posted by Jason King at Jul 8, 2020 9:09AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Thespian Troupe 6902 has a virtual Thespian meeting Friday, July 10 at 4PM with new Thespian Director, Mrs. Fadoul. We will be discussing expectations, induction, elections, and exciting Troupe events for the 2020-2021 season. Please email Mrs. Fadoul at bambiellen.fadoul@windermereprep.com for the Zoom link.

CONGRATS ALL APPLAUSE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Posted by Jason King at Jul 1, 2020 2:09PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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2020 APPLAUSE AWARDS
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Final Nominees

Top scoring finalists may be invited by the Dr. Phillips Center to rehearse and perform in a reimagined digital applause awards. Safety protocols and enhanced social distancing policies will be in place for any filming/rehearsals that may occur. More details to follow.

ALL SCHOOL MUSICALTHE LITTLE MERMAID

WPS THEATRICAL REPERTOIRE COMPANYTHE SECRET GARDEN

Congratulations to the following Performers for being recognized
by the Applause Awards Committee.

OUTSTANDING LEAD NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Lily
The Secret Garden

Cole Jackson
Archibald Craven
The Secret Garden

Sophia Bresciani
Martha Sowerby
The Secret Garden

Cole Kucharski
Sebastian
The Little Mermaid

Leah Meyer
Ariel
The Little Mermaid

Michael Crocetti
Scuttle
The Little Mermaid

Olivia Oles
Ursula
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LEAD NOMINEES

Harry Sandbrook
Grimsby
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING ACTOR NOMINEES

Michael Crocetti
Scuttle
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING VOCALIST NOMINEES

Leah Meyer
Ariel
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING DANCER NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Mersister
The Little Mermaid

Jayson Goldner
Ensemble
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER NOMINEES

Olivia Richter
Flounder
The Little Mermaid

HONORABLE MENTION IN PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Mersister
The Little Mermaid

Joao Magalhaes
Chef Louis
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR NOMINEES

Stuart Sheffield
The Secret Garden

Thank you for all your dedication and hard work on our productions. Details will follow about the ceremony!!

A new addition to next year's theatre season!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 26, 2020 8:26AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We are pleased to announce that we will produce the musical, 13, in lieu of the Broadway Musical Revue scheduled on April 21 and 22, 2021. This production will be produced and rehearsed during the Middle School Musical Theatre year-long class and will be directed by Ms. Cindy Lowa. Please reach out to Mr. King if you should have any questions about this production.

Congratulations!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 8, 2020 10:15AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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THEATRE ARTS

It is with great pride that the WPS Theatre Department announces the following results from the Nord Anglia Education Verbatim and Viral Monologue Competitions, designed by Nord Anglia Education & Juillard for the NAU Community. There were over 1,200 entries worldwide!

Verbatim Monologue Competition – Students were challenged to use Verbatim Theatre Techniques to create a monologue and perform from the perspective & voice of someone dealing with the challenges and experiences of the coronavirus pandemic. This competition was open to students ages 15 through 18.

1st Place Winner – Leah Meyer
Special Mention – Maria Gullesserian

Viral Monologue Competition – Students were challenged to create and perform an original monologue based on aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.

2nd Place Winner – Emma Lawrence (age 15-18)
Special Mention – Julia Kaufman (age 10-14)

Congratulations to all of our students that participated & challenged themselves to go above and beyond to create, perform, & videotape monologues for this competition. We are so proud of each and every one of you! You have put yourself, your talents, & our school on the map… Globally!!!

Thank you ~ Ava Mitchell, Gabriela Juron, Gustavo Campos, Dhriti Arora, Aly Elsonbaty, Julia Kaufman, Maria Gullesserian, Emma Lawrence, & Leah Meyer.

MUSIC

We are also pleased to announce that Isabella Bakker, Grade 3, received 2nd Place for the Virtual Young Musicians Vocal Showcase in the 7-9-year-old age group.

A special thank you goes out to Isabella, Olivia Richter (Grade 2), Sophia Bresciani (Grade 11), and Micaela Joseph (Grade 11) for submitting videos for adjudication!