PERFORMING ARTS STAFF
Technical Director: Kristofer M. Perkins
Instrumental Music: Amy Gronda
Vocal Music: Maxwell Wagner
Elementary Music: Sydney Heasley
PAW PAW PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
Each year Paw Paw High School and Paw Paw Middle School provide numerous opportunities for students to participate in the world of performing arts. Our performing arts department produces five major stage productions and multiple band and choir events yearly.
The Rising Stars Talent Show is produced by the high school choir department and is a great opportunity for students to show off their various talents. Vocal performance, dance, skits these are just a few examples of the what our students bring to the stage. The Rising Stars Talent Show is annually held the Saturday of Homecoming week.
The High School Play is produced every fall. Past productions include: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Dracula, Treasure Island, Promedy, The Tempest, and Alice in Wonderland. Auditions are held very early on in the school year and are open to all high school students. Never performed on stage before? That doesn’t mean that you are not qualified. We can provide the basic training necessary for students to be on stage.
February brings the annual High School Musical. Past productions include: Footloose, Catch Me If You Can, Seussical, The Addams Family, and Fiddler on the Roof. The musical presents a great opportunity for students to learn the “triple threat” of singing, dancing, and acting all at once. In addition to the on stage talent, our musicals also require a student orchestra. Auditions are usually held in late November so be sure to look for information in the fall.
The Annual PAC-1-ACT Festival features 4 student directed one act plays every April. Juniors and Seniors can apply to select, plan, and direct their own play. Student directors learn every aspect of the directing process and go through the entire production from beginning to end.
In May the Middle School Musical is presented. Previous productions include: Aladdin Jr., Shrek Jr., Dear Edwina Jr., and Music Man Jr. Open to all Paw Paw Middle School students, this production brings younger performers onto the larger PAC stage for their first production.