Curtains Up Pagosa has been the support behind the PSHS Performing Arts Department for almost 20 years! CUP recently presented the Drama Department with a check for $100 for purchases of books, scripts and other theatrical needs. Sean Downing, beloved teacher and mentor for his students, manages the high school’s Drama program, which provides a training ground for students as they venture into other performance opportunities. Downing’s students are currently preparing and are in rehearsal for their next play to be held in late winter. Curtains Up is proud to be in partnership with the performing arts in our schools!
Students working on sets for the recent high school performance of “Aladdin” take a break to surround their beloved Drama teacher, Sean Downing. Curtains Up Pagosa recently purchased two make-up dvds and a book of monologues for the Theater Department at the high school. CUP is the mentoring organization in support of the performing arts in our schools.
Photo (Left to Right): Mackenzie Heitz, Keanan Anderson, Regan Richardson, Kayla Nasralla, Marissa Medina, Cierra Corley, Gus Palma, Alex Foster, Teeka Murphy, Spence Scott, Faith Heitz, Billy Baugman, with Sean Downing on the Throne!
Pagosa Springs High School performed “Aladdin” March 31 – April 4th at the High School Auditorium.Some of the PSHS “Aladdin” cast takes a break from rehearsals to try on costumes! DOWNLOAD FLYER
Faith Heitz, Johannah Laverty, Gus Palma, Kailey Carr
Back row: Mackenzie Heitz, Alex Foster, Leo Baughman
Pagosa Springs High School proudly presented Hairspray on April 1 – 5th, 2014 at 7:00pm at the High School Auditorium.
Photos by Joanne Irons Photography
“Hairspray” opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater in 2002 and ran for six years and over 2,600 performances.
The musical garnered over six Tony awards, and received accolades and great attendance in Pagosa Springs.
Included in our marvelous cast: Hannah Hemenger, Ryder Searle, Hayley Mitchell, Brayden Mitchell, Arron Clark, Ayriana Rackham, Connor Burkesmith, Jackie Hampton, Michael Talamante, Jacqueline Garcia, Faith Heitz, Brock Cordova, Maria Campuzano, Kailey Carr, Pitcher Lindner, Tyler Ybarra, Summer Candelaria, Devon Jurcak, Mariah Snarr, Morgan Schaaf, Shannel Wilson, Courtney Bishop, Julian Butler, Ahia Kaeser, Jessicah Wellman, Averie Lynch, Madison Greenly, Zoe Geraghty, Cierra Corley and student apprentice DeAnn Schaaf.
The PSHS Theater Department proudly presents their One-Act presentation for this school year: “The Very UnMerry Adventures of Robin Hood” by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello.
Mark the date, one performance only – Saturday January 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5 to benefit the Theater program at the high school. Come on out and support the hard-working and talented students of our performing arts program! This delightful comedy is appropriate for all ages!
Some of the “Grease” cast members take time out of rehearsing for a cast photo
The PSHS Music & Theater Departments are thrilled and excited to announce their Spring Musical, “Grease”, a 50’s rock’n’roll extravaganza by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Thirteen years ago, Lisa Hartley, the then music director at the high school, first produced this wonderful production for our students and community. It will be a “Grease” revival in Pagosa Springs! Rehearsals have been underway for a month with the cast of 45 actors & singers – there are over 20 song and dance numbers to prepare for! Directors Dan Burch, Dale Johnson, Venita Burch, Sally Neel and Darcy DeGuise are spending their evenings jiving with the best of the 50’s. There will be five performances, May 1 – 5, 2012 at the high school. Save the dates! We anticipate large audiences each night.