The Pirates of Penzance

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today’s highlight was a trip to the high school for the drama department’s presentation of “The Pirates of Penzance”. The  rousing singing and fun interplay kept everyone laughing and entertained. Two of our St. Joseph’s Indian School students had roles in the chorus. They got to have a lot of fun with their parts, and play a role totally out of character for them. I applauded their efforts, and saw that a lot of other St. Joseph’s Indian School staff and students were there to cheer them on as well.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

3 thoughts on “The Pirates of Penzance”

  1. In my Junior year of DHS Fr. Galic took us to St Joe’s to perform the play the Jack in the bean stock for the school…W performed in the gym – “in the round” as it was called. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed my visit, and warmly recall the welcome we received from the children.

  2. “Real” Theatre is a priceless experience ! Every student is “star” possibility..Just gotta keep ’em growin’! ..and keep them in the REAL stuff..not the trash we see too much of on screen, now.
    Doing it right will pay off in the future..!
    Fr. Steve..you are the “artistic director” of sooooo many lives..
    WHATTA job..!
    WHATTA man..!
    Thank You…!
    Mia and Bob

  3. It is really encouraging to know that Gilbert & Sullivan are still being performed in schools. So much of what passes for music education these days is really merely pandering to popular culture. I’m glad St. Joseph’s students had this chance to participate and to appreciate!

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