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Chesapeake Students Showcase Talents During Recent Performances

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Spencerville Adventist Academy and Atholton Adventist Academy produced musical plays. Dover First Christian School held a fundraiser concert.

Students from several Chesapeake Conference schools displayed their musical and acting talents during performances this past weekend.

Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) sold out all four shows of its production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which ran from April 7-10. The musical, originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, depicts the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis.

“This was my most enthusiastic cast after 23 years,” says Jane Lanning, SAA drama director. “They made the props, designed the set, and even created some of the costumes…Each show was filled with audience members from surrounding communities.”

Atholton Adventist Academy (AAA) held a production of “Annie Jr.” in front of a sold-out crowd on April 10. “Annie Jr.” is an abridged version of the Broadway musical “Annie” based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.”

“Watching the students reach beyond their comfort zone to put in a spectacular performance was thrilling to witness,” says Miya Kim, AAA principal. “I also loved that this was a collective effort of our school community. Beatriz Taylor, the director, parent volunteers, teachers, and students pitched in to make sure the performances, set, sound, and space were ready. It was another example of how important the school community is.”
In Delaware, Dover First Christian School (DFCS) held its annual “Spring Sing” at the Dover First Church on April 9. The concert featured musical pieces by students and church members to raise money for DFCS.
“What I enjoy the most about our Spring Sing event is seeing our church and school come together for a night of praise,” says Chelsea Calhoun, DFCS principal. “Throughout the program, both students and church members led out by singing, sharing Bible verses, playing instruments, and even sharing a short skit. It was wonderful to see so many people sharing their gifts to praise God!”

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