Developing the creative potential in each student.
In addition to class offerings and the One Act competition, our performing arts department produces three theatre productions per year, the Fall Musical, the Spring High School Drama and the Spring Middle School Drama. New Life Academy participates in the Spotlight Education Musical Theatre Program and has been the recipient of numerous Spotlight Awards.
Shrek - November 2018
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, Lord Farquaad strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her…but why does she always run off when the sun sets?
Peter Pan - March 2018
Peter Pan is the magical story of the “boy who never grew up” by J. M. Barrie.
The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter who takes them to Never Land with the help of his tiny friend Tinkerbell. Peter spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Never Land as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, nomads and mermaids. An ongoing war between Peter’s gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook keep the action moving in this memorable fantasy tale for all ages.
Singin' in the Rain - November 2017
Singin’ in the Rain “pours” down delight, capturing the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” With The Jazz Singer premiere making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once, to accommodate sound. In doing so, they leave silent pictures — and some of their stars — behind. When Monumental Studios turns silent The Dueling Cavalier into The Dancing Cavalier, a musical picture, in order to stay relevant, they are faced with a problem: their star, Lina Lamont can’t sing, and can’t even really talk. Lina’s voice sounds something like nails on a chalkboard. Enter Kathy Selden, an aspiring actress whose dulcet tones are able to cover Lina Lamont’s — calling into question what it means to act, how credit is distributed, and what it means to get a fair shake in the movie business. Singin’ in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers, and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and – of course – the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain.
Wizard of Oz - March 2017
The Wizard of Oz chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her dog Toto were swept away from their Kansas home by a tornado. Here Dorothy meets memorable friends and foes on her yellow brick road journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she is told can help her return home and grant her new friend Scarecrow a brain, Tin man a heart and the cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. But the journey is not easy and they are in a race to get to the Wizard of Oz for help before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
March 16-19, 2017
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Into the Woods - November 2016
Into the Woods intertwines the plots of some of your favorite storybook characters and brings them together to explore their wishes and quests. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.
Take the next step to explore your child's creative side at New Life Academy.
We celebrate the unique talents and interests of each student and provide opportunities for creative expression in visual and performing arts. Your student will many options for unlimited creativity.