In its second year, the after school Theater Arts course has brought a new performance opportunity to County Prep students. “Our students have been getting a valuable experience through this credited class and productions, learning both performance and rehearsal practices, and encountering first hand all of the aspects of professional theater,” says Ms. Shields, language and drama instructor.
This year, the course focused on rehearsing and performing the musical In The Heights. The show tells the story of a vibrant Latino community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood– a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind.
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