Performing Arts

mp2Mary Poppins showing this weekend. Tickets may still be available at the door!

Friday, 4/7 – 7:30pm
Saturday – 4/8 – 7:30pm
Sunday – 4/9 – 2pm

 

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St. Paul Wins at the 8th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Awards

Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Awards were held Monday, 6/6 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT.

Now in its 8th year with CHSMTA, St. Paul has earned many nominations and wins within these past 8 years, one of the highest amongst any high schools in the state.

Here are the winners from St. Paul – Congratulations to you all for an outstanding performance!!!

Dana Wilton
Tessa Coleman

Dana Wilton, winner of the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical”
Tessa Coleman, winner of the “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical”
Dave Glanovsky, winner of “Best Sound Design”
St. Paul Catholic winner of “Best Lobby Display” a team comprised of  Lisa Carroll, Bob Wilton, Kimberly Grustas and a host of other parent volunteers!

St. Paul’s Musical, RAGS receive 10 Nominations by the Connecticut High School Musical Theater

The Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards 2016 Nominations have been announced!

St. Paul Performing Arts continues excellence on stage by winning 10 nominations for their musical Rags. This is the 8th consecutive year that St. Paul has won the “PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR” and “OUTSTANDING DIRECTION” nominations amongst many others. They have the best record of any high school theater program in the state. We are very proud of our students!

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
Saint Paul Catholic High School – RAGS

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Mark Mazzarella – RAGS

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Chiara Giampietro – Rebecca – RAGS

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Dana Wilton – Bella – RAGS

FEATURED PERFORMER
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Tessa Coleman – Rachel – RAGS

CHILD ACTOR
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Madison Howe – David – RAGS

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Joanne Nyerick – RAGS

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
Saint Paul Catholic High School – Dave Glanovsky – RAGS

OUTSTANDING LOBBY DISPLAY
Saint Paul Catholic High School – RAGS

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN
Saint Paul Catholic High School – RAGS

Connecticut High School Musical Theater group recognizes excellence in high school music theater – onstage, backstage, in the classroom and throughout the entire state school districts!
This year St. Paul Performing Arts presented a rare chance to see the 1986 Broadway musical, Rags. Set in 1910, Rags followed the story of Rebecca, a young Russian immigrant mother, arriving in America with her son, David, and forced to work in a sweatshop to survive while she endeavors to find her husband. The joy of finding him, however, soon turns to anguish when she discovers that he has rejected much of his ethnic culture, in an attempt to assimilate with American society. Struggling to reconcile their differences and make a new life for themselves, Rags is a tale of identity, love and loss amid the hardship of immigrant life.

With a strong jazz and ragtime style, the score encompassed the story’s mélange of cultures with influences from Klezmer, Irish folk, American honky-tonk, Greek and Middle Eastern Music. At its heart, it is a patriotic story about people who are willing to sacrifice virtually everything, even their lives, in order to live in America. The score featured such tunes as “Brand New World,” “Blame It on the Summer Night,” “Children of the Wind” and the title tune, “Rags”.

 

St. Paul Catholic High School Performing Arts Program

The St. Paul Catholic High School Performing Arts program has been strong for many years under the direction of Mr. Mark Mazzarella.

Marks photoMark Mazzarella has been nominated for this year’s Excellence in Theatre Education Award.  The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are proud to present this honor, established to celebrate the educators who transform lives through the power of the arts. The nominated candidates will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. The award finalists will be announced in the spring. The 2016 winner will receive a cash prize for his or her school, and a pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016. This is Mark Mazzarella’s second nomination.

2015 – St. Paul wins SEVEN Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards

In 2015, after being nominated in an exceptional 12 categories, the St. Paul Catholic High School Performing Arts Department won seven Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT. St. Paul has been nominated and has won the “Outstanding Production of the Year” award three years in a row, first time in history this has happened.

The following is a list of the award categories and winners:

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  Rich Parsons

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  Mark Mazzarella

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  Mark Mazzarella

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMER
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  Caleigh Lozito—Elsa

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  Chiara Giampietro—Maria

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  –  KodyLynn Perkins—Mother Superior

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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