Ygnacio Valley High teacher Kelly Cooper sent me the following information in an email about the upcoming production of “Guys and Dolls” at the school. The show starts this weekend and continues next weekend.
“Would love to get the word out about the annual spring musical at Ygnacio Valley High School, ‘Guys and Dolls’! Show opens this Friday April 20th at 7:30, Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Friday April 26th 7:30 p.m., Saturday April 27th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, ($8 and $5 for matinees).
Directed by Tracey Garber, Choreography by Kelly Cooper, Musical Direction by Geoff Carter.”
Coincidentally, I played flute and piccolo in the pit orchestra for this show at my high school when I was a freshman and I still have very fond memories of the classic Broadway musical. It’s high-energy, with lots of action, great music and an engaging plot.
“Luck be a lady” at YVHS!
Although there is a very strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM) in education today, many people realize that the arts are also important. This has resulted in a new acronym called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).
Here’s a recent U.S. Department of Education blog post about the importance of arts education: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/04/arts-education-and-advocacy-an-investment-in-every-childs-future/
Do you think arts are as important as core high school subjects?