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2017 Picnic With the PoPS to Be Held Indoors

Mother Nature won't rain on the spirit of performing arts students when Picnic With the PoPS takes the stage in the Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gym on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

"This is a fun experience for the whole family," director of performing arts Debi Schutt shared.

The concert, which was originally planned to be held outside, will now take place in the school gym. Guests are invited to bring food to the concert. No food will be available for purchase. The CJ spirit store will also be open.

"Dueling Divas" Takes to the CJ Stage

Four contestants, eager to be named the top singer, learn that working together is the key to a successful opera during the Muse Machine performance of Dueling Divas.

"It's a game show style performance, like a parody of Jeopardy" explained the music director with the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence Program, Jeffrey Powell.

Dueling Divas featured the four current Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence, soprano Chelsea Friedlander, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Frey, tenor Brian Skoog and bass-baritone Vincent Grana.

Eagle Pride Unveils New Uniforms

With a drum roll from the drum line and a loud,  "Go Eagles!" from the crowd of more than 100, Will Marshall '19 and Destiny Jacque '18 revealed the new Eagle Pride marching band and color guard uniforms on Monday, February 13.

"We wanted something contemporary and fresh that will pop," said the Director of Performing Arts, Debi Schutt. "When people see it, they will know without a doubt it is CJ."

The uniforms were made possible by benefactor Sam Rinehart '69.

Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert - Dec. 13

The entire family can get into the Christmas spirit when CJ Performing Arts Presents: Sounds of the Season, a Christmas Concert, on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. The performance will take place in the newly renovated CJ auditorium.

Ensembles performing at the concert will include concert band, concert choir, liturgical choir, string ensemble, Hands in Harmony, a cappella groups including the debut of the new CJ youth group, Genesis, and the Busted Box Improv Troupe. Music selections will feature both sacred and secular music.

Posted December 12, 2016

CJ Performing Arts Presents: The Odd Couple

Lots of laughs will be heard from the CJ auditorium when CJ Performing Arts presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple in two versions, November 18 through November 20.

"On the surface, it just looks like a comedy, but there is a lot there," said drama and choir teacher Caitlin Bennett. "It really takes a look at our personalities, and how we interact with one another, and also what holds us back about who we are. The actors have had a good time exploring those aspects of their characters."

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