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Need a little holiday cheer?

By Katy Murphy
Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 12:45 pm in community, high schools, students, the arts.

Skyline holiday concert (2008)
courtesy photo

There’s no shortage of holiday performances at Skyline High School this year. Sharon Higgins, a tireless Skyline booster, sent me the following list of upcoming events. Any shows at your school that the public shouldn’t miss? Give us the details.

“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Wednesday through Saturday, December 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. This popular comic murder mystery is about two spinsters who run a boarding house and serve a “special tea” to their guests. Directed by Ms. Jan Hunter. Tickets: $10 general, $8 for children under 12 & seniors over 65.

2009 Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 PM. A delightful evening of music presented by students under the direction of Ms. Arretha Cooper (vocal) and Mr. Vincent Tolliver (instrumental). Tickets: $10 general, $5 for children under 12 & seniors over 65, $8 advance purchase at the school bank.

In the Spirit of Dance
Thurs. thru Sat., January 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. An exhilarating winter performance by advanced dance students (Dance Production class). Directed by Ms. Dawn James. Tickets: $9 general, $4 children under 12 & seniors over 65, $7 advance purchase at the school bank.

Skyline Idol 2010
Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m. An entertaining student talent show with an “American Idol” format. Directed by Ms. Jan Hunter. Tickets: $5 general.

All performances are at the Farnsworth Theater, Skyline High School, 12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.

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  • Sue

    Last night’s holiday concert was … wonderful, amazing, beautiful, (um, where’s my thesaurus? I need more adjectives!)

    The jazz band, the marching band, the “lab band” – all were performing like pros. The beginning choir was very impressive and touching, and the “Voices of the Sky” choir was absolutely amazing.

    And I’m taking this opportunity to thank Ms. Cooper. My son is in the beginning choir, and he’s loving it! She’s made a lot of effort to include him – dealing with an autistic teen isn’t easy, and how she incorporated his “weirdness” into the group and made it a touching and humorous part of their performance was really amazing and wonderful to see. Great, great teacher!