Auditions for The Secret Garden, by Sylvia Ashby, adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett classic will be held on August 15th and 16th from 3:30-5:00pm in the Upper Campus Chapel. Students must attend both days of auditions. All students auditioning must prepare a one minute dramatic monologue and will be asked to complete a cold reading from the script.
Please do not audition if you are unable to commit to regular attendance at rehearsals, unable to attend the week of tech and dress rehearsals in their entirety, and/or unable to attend both performance dates.
Rehearsals will begin on August 22nd and run most days after school from 3:30- 5:15pm until the end of the performances.
Tech and Dress Rehearsals will be every day from October 17th-23rd and are mandatory.
Performance dates are Thursday, October 24th and Saturday, October 26th.
Overview of The Secret Garden from the Samuel French Inc. website Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A wonderful story of transformation, from the author of the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables.
Congratulations to the artists of the eight GRACE artworks that placed in the GFWC State Art Competition. This is the final GFWC Art Competition and includes the best artworks from the State of North Carolina. All contestants in the State Competition had advanced by previously placing first or second in the Raleigh Competition and the District VI Competition. What an accomplishment!
Woodson, Emily – Silhouette Painting (alcohol inks/acrylic on plastic), Excellent
Woodworth, Caralyn – Faux Stained Glass (glass paint on plastic), Superior
Congratulationsto the 39 students from the Upper Campus who placed in the 2019 ACSI Art Festival. I think this may be our most successful year yet! Their artworks earned: 13 Excellent Red Ribbon Awards, 19 Superior Blue Ribbon Awards, and 7 Best of Show Awards for perfect scores from every judge in every category. Congratulations GRACE art Students!
Arruza, Lela – “Golden Hour” black mandala, Superior
Azamar, Kiara – Giacometti inspired sculpture, Superior
Congratulations GRACE art students! We had 38 GRACE artworks place in the 2019 Raleigh GFWC Arts Festival! All 1st and 2nd place winning entries of each category will advance to the District VI Arts Festival that will be held on Saturday, February 16th, as a private juried event. District first place winners will advance to the GFWC-NC State Arts Festival which will be held March 9th in Mebane, NC.
The Joey O’ Bocce Classic for Cystic Fibrosis is now accepting entries for their t-shirt design contest. Last year we had more than 35 entries from GRACE and one of our 7th graders, Everett Quinto, won. His t-shirt design was printed on the t-shirts for the event. He and his family were honored at both the pairings night and the event, received free t-shirts, dinner and lunch, and played as a team at the tournament. (value of greater than $400).
So get out your markers or colored pencils and start creating! Design entries should be submitted in color on white tabloid/ ledger sized paper (11″ x 17″) to Merrily Boyd (lower campus) or Elizabeth Walters (upper campus) by Friday, February 1st. The winning entry will be notified by email and posted online at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Joey O’ Bocce website.
The Joey O’ Bocce Classic Tournament is a local fundraising event that raises money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs and the ability to breathe. Every year, teams compete in a Bocce Tournament and last year, the event raised over $25,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research and medical expenses. This year, the event will be on April 28th, 2019.
For the last few years, the 2D Art classes on the Upper Campus have created portraits for orphans and underprivileged children as part of the Memory Project. Last year’s portraits were of children in Mexico and we received this video showing how excited the children were to receive these special gifts.
This year’s fall play is Women and War written by Jack Hilton Cunningham and will be performed at GRACE on October 13, 2018.
Through correspondence and monologues, in the style of reader’s theater, Women and War is a collection of fictional stories based on historical fact, told by generations of Americans impacted by conflict from The Great War to the War in Afghanistan. From housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to widow, and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, determination and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield. (taken from Samuel French Inc.)
Auditions will be held on August 13, 2018 from 3:30-5:30 in the Upper Campus Chapel. Students in grades 6-12 wishing to audition will need to prepare a short dramatic monologue. All auditioning students will be asked to stay the full length of the audition to participate in cold readings. Depending on the number of students interested, the show may be divided into two companies.
Cast Requirements & Expectations
All students who are cast in the play are required to attend all tech rehearsals, performances and strike beginning on October 8-15th, 2018.At the time of the audition students must have a copy of their availability and must have no conflicts for October 8th-15th.