Performing Arts

SCA Competition Choir PARKING LOT SALE

SCA Competition Choir PARKING LOT SALE

April 21st, 7 AM-Noon

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To help Competition Choir members earn money for their trip at the end of this month, our members are planning a parking lot sale on Saturday, April 21st. There will be several different families participating in the sale, and they will also be selling donuts and coffee. Make plans to come out and find some fun things while helping students get to competition.

***YOU CAN SELL YOUR STUFF TOO***
If you would like to participate with your own space in the sale to sell your items, please send an email to stewart.jamie@swchristian.com. For a $20 fee you can choose a parking space for your sale, and all of the money earned is yours. We won’t take a percentage. You can take advantage of our advertising to sell all of that stuff that’s been taking up space in your home. Setup as early as 6:30 AM.

2018 Annie Junior – Success!

Annie 2018 Curtain CallAt 7:38 PM on March 10, 2018, the curtain closed on the last performance of Annie Junior.  Comments from audience members have been overwhelmingly positive regarding the sets, the costumes, but mostly the quality student acting.  A unique experience each night, Annie Junior featured two distinct casts led by Hadyn Green or Hannah Tomaskovic in the title role depending upon the evening attended.  The famous billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Chance Gregurek and Matthew Mayfield) is transformed from a coarse, all-business, international tycoon into a much softer version of himself by Annie and his secretary Grace (Katie Walthall and Jasmine Watson). 

Choreographers Micah Newell and Holli Goff prepared multiple, entertaining dance numbers for the orphans played by Zoe Cooney, Brooke Burks, Jasmine Watson, Holli Goff, Zoie Moody, Abby Cansler, Ashley Cornwall, and Jayda Whitaker.  The cruel Miss Hannigan was superbly played by Holli Goff and Katie Walthall.  One of the highlights of the show is the wonderfully villainous duo, Rooster Hannigan (Matthew Mayfield and James Stewart) and Lily St. Regis (Hannah Tomaskovic and Holli Goff).

As the photos below illustrate, this outstanding cast of forty-nine students made this retelling of the story of Annie an exciting and heart-warming success. 

Annie and Warbucks
Annie and Warbucks
Warbucks’s Staff
Warbucks’s Staff
N.Y.C.
N.Y.C.
N.Y.C.
N.Y.C.
Warbucks (Chance Gregurek) and Grace Farrell (Katie Walthall)
Warbucks (Chance Gregurek) and Grace Farrell (Katie Walthall)
The Boylan Sisters (Kendall Nankervis, Elizabeth Baldridge, and Havana Santis)
The Boylan Sisters (Kendall Nankervis, Elizabeth Baldridge, and Havana Santis)
Miss Hannigan’s Orphans
Miss Hannigan’s Orphans
It’s a hard-knock life!
It’s a hard-knock life!
Tomorrow, Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

Orphans (Brooke Burks, Zoie Moody, and Abby Cansler) with Warbucks, Grace, and Sandy (Dawson Walthall)

The villains ploting
The villains ploting

Hannigan (Holli Goff), Lily (Hannah Tomaskovic), and Rooster (Matthew Mayfield) are making plans to swindle Warbucks out of fifty-thousand dollars.

Good-ol-Sandy!
Good-ol-Sandy!

Annie (Hadyn Green) pets her dog Sandy (Dawson Walthall).

Taking bows(-wows)
Taking bows(-wows)

Radio Announcer (Jacob Woodall), Lt. Ward (Preston Linville), Sandy (Dawson Walthall), Mr. Bundles (Deuce Carter), and Sound Effects Man (Cody Old).  (Background: Sully Crossland and Cassady Fisher)

New Yorkers
New Yorkers

Brianne Ginn, Gracie Summer, Cleo Dyer, Lauren Brixey, Dillan Houston, and Mary-Keaton Render.

The Boylan Sisters
The Boylan Sisters

Bonnie Boylan (Kendall Nankervis), Ronnie Boylan (Havana Santis), and Connie Boylan (Elizabeth Baldridge)

House staff take their bows
House staff take their bows

Colton Richmond, Jennifer Rodriguez, Marlene Bahena, Rachel Ellis, and Savana Wickherst. (background Cassady Fisher)

I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here
I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

Annette (Savanna Wickherst), Mrs. Greer (Marlene Bahena), and Cecile (Rachel Ellis) lift Annie (Hadyn Green) into the air at the end of a spontaneous dance number.

Orphans stick together!
Orphans stick together!

A group of orphans at rehearsal waiting to dance and sing.  (Brooke Burks, Havana Santis, Ashley Cornwall, Abby Cansler, Marlene Bahena, Kendall Nankervis, Elizabeth Baldridge, Jasmine Watson, with choreographer Micah Newell)

Make her drink a Mickey Finn!
Make her drink a Mickey Finn!

Zoie Moody as Pepper, mid-dance number in “It’s a hard-knock life”!

Zoe Cooney as Star-to-be!
Zoe Cooney as Star-to-be!

A young hopeful (Zoe Cooney) determined to become a star, gets off the bus in New York City for the first time.

Just smell those bus fumes!
Just smell those bus fumes!

Havana Santis, Grace (Katie Walthall), Annie (Hadyn Green), Warbucks (Chance Gregurek), and Bundles (Deuce Carter) in N.Y.C.

N.Y.C.
N.Y.C.

Jasmine Watson, Savanna Wickherst, Haley Hartness, Brianne Ginn, Jennifer Rodriguez, Sarah Grace Stewart, Gage Irving, and Kendall Nankervis in N.Y.C.

Annie (Hadyn Green), Mr. Warbucks (Chance Gregurek), Mr. Bundles (Deuce Carter), Connie Boylan (Elizabeth Baldridge), Jasmine Watson, Savanna Wickherst, and Haley Hartness in N.Y.C.

We want to adopt Annie!
We want to adopt Annie!

Grace Farrell (Katie Walthall) tells Miss Hannigan (Holli Goff)  that Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt Annie.

Yes-sir-eee!
Yes-sir-eee!

Miss Hannigan (Holli Goff), Rooster Hannigan (Matthew Mayfield), and Lily St. Regis (Hannah Tomaskovic).

Easy Street!
Easy Street!

Lily St. Regis (Hannah Tomaskovic), Rooster Hannigan (Matthew Mayfield), and Miss Hannigan (Holli Goff).

Annie at Warbucks’s desk
Annie at Warbucks’s desk

Annie (Hadyn Green) sits at Oliver Warbucks’s desk to write a letter to her orphan friends.

Annie, President Roosevelt, and his aide.
Annie, President Roosevelt, and his aide.

Hadyn Green, Gage Irving, and Bryce Allen

Zoie Moody, Brooke Burks, and Abby Cansler

Curtain Call
Curtain Call

Annie Junior Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for all three shows (March 8-10) go on sale February 12th.  The per-ticket price is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show.  Each night the cast is different, so you can come more than once and enjoy a different experience.  All seating is reserved, so please go by the school office or contact them at 501-565-3276 to reserve your seats today!

See the seating chart below:

 

 

 

Become a sponsor and help make Annie a success!

The 2018 spring production of Annie Junior is sure to be the biggest endeavor our growing theater department has tackled to date.  With a large, two-story set; elaborate costumes; and about forty performers; it will take quite a bit if effort from many people to ensure that Annie is successful.  There are many ways to help, but one of the best ways is to become a sponsor.  As is the custom in High School theater departments around the nation, we are offering many levels of support, each of which include some nice perks.  Of course, the best benefit to giving money to support your school’s theater department is to see the students succeed.

 

Producer:  $1,500  (1 Available)

Benefits:

    Prominent recognition on theatre website with link to company website

    Sponsorship acknowledgement in Show Programs (Performing Arts Showcase and Sound of Christmas)

    Full page outside back cover ad in musical production program (5.5″w x 8.5″h)

    6 theatre passes to productions for 2017-2018 

    Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship prior to each performance

Director:   $1,000 (2 Available)

Benefits:

    Recognition on theatre website with link to company website

    Sponsorship acknowledgement in Show Programs (Performing Arts Showcase and Sound of Christmas)

    Full page color inside front or back cover ad in musical production program (5.5″w x 8.5″h)

    4 theatre passes to productions for 2017-2018

    Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship prior toeach performance

Playwright:  $750

Benefits:

     Recognition on theatre website with link to company website

    Line acknowledgement in Show Programs (Performing Arts Showcase and Sound of Christmas)

     Half page ad inside musical production program

            (5.5″w x 4.25″h)

    2 theatre passes to productions for 2017-2018

    Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship prior to each performance

Actor:  $500

Benefits:

·         Recognition on theatre website with link to company website

·         Quarter page ad inside musical production program (2.5”w x 3.75”h) 

·         2 theatre passes to productions for 2017-2018

Patron:  $250
(Monetary or In Kind Services)

Benefits:

·         Recognition on theatre website with link to company website

·         Quarter page ad inside musical production program (2.5”w x 3.75”h) 

·         2 tickets for the production

Friend:  $100
(Monetary or In Kind Services)

Benefits:

·         Recognition on theatre website with link to company website

·         Listed in the musical production program 

·         2 tickets for the production

Competition Choir – Sheets and Donuts 4 Days Only

2014 Competition Choir

2014 Competition Choir

HELP SCA WIN!!!

The 2015 SCA Competition Choir has only one week until they leave for Branson to represent our school in this year’s competition!  We are still short on what is needed for the trip, so we are announcing a 4 day fundraising blitz!  There will be two sales…

KK DonutsKrispy Kreme Donuts!!!

Who doesn’t love them.  Come to the table in the cafeteria or in the school office to place your order for 1 dozen donuts for $9 or multiple dozen for $8 per dozen.  You can choose between certificates or actual donuts which will be available for pick-up on Thursday morning, April 30 by 7:30 AM.  Be the office hero!  Order your dozen (or more) today by coming by the table in the cafeteria before or after school Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29 or you can order in the office any time!

 1200 Thread Count Bed Sheets!!!bedsheets

Everyone loves them so we are selling them again!  We are offering the same high quality Egyptian cotton bed sheets for sale for $35 per 4-piece set.  There are 13 colors available in California King, King, Queen, Full and Twin sizes.  You pay $35 per set regardless of the size you choose.  We will place the only order on the evening of Thursday, May 1, so you have to act right now to get a set this go-round.  All proceeds from this sale will fund the competition choir’s trip to Branson, MO to represent our school.

Order by completing the Bedsheet Fundraiser Order Form and delivering it to the school office or by calling the office at (501) 565-3276 and paying with a credit card.

Thank you for supporting the performing arts at SCA!

6th Annual Sounds of Christmas “It’s Practically Here!”

The 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show

The 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show presented by the 2014 SCA Singers and starring the talented students of Southwest Christian Academy.   This year you are in for a real treat as the entire gymnasium is transformed into the town of Whoville.  There will be so many exciting, new things, it is difficult to list them all.

Photos! As always our friend Susan Blackstock from Susan Blackstock Photography will be present to photograph your family in your Christmas finery.  Susan will also be capturing the performers throughout the show.  Dress up and enjoy a festive Christmas photo in Whoville!

Food! Our traditional gourmet concession stand will be ready to serve you wonderful croissant sandwiches and other Dr. Seuss inspired treats, so no need to eat before you come.  You won’t be hungry by the time the show starts!

Seating Floor Plan

Seating Floor Plan

Entertainment! Each year we are more amazed by the talent on display by the students of SCA.  Enjoy singers, actors, and musicians ages 5 to 65 as they perform your favorite Christmas music and more.  This will be the biggest most elaborate stage we have ever attempted!!!  We are pulling out all of the stops for this Sounds of Whobilation Celebration!  You can’t miss it!

Please show your support for the SCA Performing Arts program by purchasing your ticket.  All seats are reserved seating and are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. (See new seating floor plan below.)  Doors open at 5:30 PM for food and photographs.

Students Impress at 2014 Performing Arts Showcase

The SCA Singers hosted the 5th Annual Performing Arts Showcase

The SCA Singers hosted the 5th Annual Performing Arts Showcase

 

In disco fashion all of the performers took the stage for the finale.

In disco fashion all of the performers took the stage for the finale.

Students of all ages showed their remarkable talents while performing for 150+ spectators at the 5th annual Performing Arts Showcase on April 3, 2014.  Hosted by the SCA Singers and featuring performances by the SCA Competition Choir, the Women’s Chorus, the Praise & Worship Team, the Drama Class, as well as piano students and multiple Youth Choirs, the final show of the season left smiles on many faces.  

Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall introduced many spectacular acts.

Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall

The show’s opener was a brisk Festival Sanctus by the Competition Choir who’s accurate harmonies showed marked improvement since the Sounds of Christmas show in December.  Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall introduced many spectacular acts. Piano recitalists and the Praise & Worship Team also performed.  The Youth Choir grades 4-6 mastered the Jazzy Nat King Cole’s classic Straighten Up And Fly Right with solos by Jacob Woodall and James Stewart.

The first half of the show was capped with a four song concert by the SCA Singers featuring It Don’t Mean A Thing by Duke Ellington, Two Di Lasso Motets by Orlando Di Lasso, Shenandoah arranged by Donald P. Moore, and the traditional concert closer Benediction (The Lord Bless You And Keep You) by Peter Lutkin.  A great amount of hard work and improvement was evident on the part of the SCA Singers.

  

Seth Hannahs and Mason Lewis rustle up laughter in You Was Gone.

Seth Hannahs and Mason Lewis rustle up laughter in You Was Gone.

After intermission the theme turned to the 1970s beginning with several Hee Haw skits beginning with the Women’s Chorus dressed as country housewives and singing the Rumors song.  Next, the men of the SCA singers gave us a hilarious version of Pfth You Was Gone, a favorite of the Hee Haw fan.  Mr. Walthall, Mr. Stewart, Coach Menzies and Mr. Jamie joined in the fun with a heart wrenching rendition of Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me.  

 The SCA Competition Choir shared a technically challenging a cappella piece entitled Reap What You Sow featuring a solo by Allison Sugg, and the SCA Singers performed a beautiful arrangement of God Bless the Broken Road a song originally released by the country band Rascall Flatts.

 

Mr. Jamie, Mr. Ball, and many other faculty members surprised with Happy.

Mr. Jamie, Mr. Ball, and many other faculty members surprised with Happy.

The Youth Choir grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade added to the rustic theme with their countrified Jazz number Aint Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Their costumes ranged from farmers and country gals to all out cowboys.  The Faculty Choir led the audience in a old fashioned Hymn Singin of When The Roll is Called Up Yonder, and then surprised the students with a high energy version of Happy.

 

Funderburk, Ginn and Moody front the 50+ member Youth Choir in Let It Go.

The entire Youth Choir presented a first class version of the Disney hit Let It Go from the movie Frozen featuring solos by Nicole Funderburk, Zoie Moody, and Brianne Ginn.  The lights, choreography and first rate singing made this number a crowd favorite.

Rounding out the show was a fun medley of Disco songs including How Deep Is Your Love, and Stayin Alive.  All the nights performers joined in the act dressed to boogie.  With disco ball and Travolta-style moves, the show ended with a bang.  More than one spectator commented that this was the best show yet.  Whether or not it was the best remains the opinion of the individual audience member, however most will agree that the show was highly entertaining, and leaves one looking forward to the next one.