Diving Deep Under the Sea!
Our first musical at our new Evergreen Campus was spectacular! Bravo to all the cast, crew, creative team, and many, many helpers who poured their time and hearts into making our inaugural show amazing! Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Bouma faced many challenges as they converted the gym into an underwater world reminiscent of the 1920-1930s. In the end, the Lord brought countless details together on this journey that was a display of His kindness and continued work in our hearts. Glory to God who is able and always works miracles below the surface.
Photo credit: John Daly
Behind the Scenes
Many, many individuals worked behind the scenes to make the show a reality. Make-up. Hair. Backstage crew. Scales on fish. Framing a sting ray. Painting waves. Sewing costumes. Set building. Facilities management. Admin support. Setting up chairs. Musicans. The list goes on and on. Thank you!
Rockbridge Remembers...and What an Evening It Was This Past February!
Thank you to John Daly for capturing the evening in these lovely photos. Thank you to all of our out-town-guests and the creative team and parents and students who worked so hard to put on a great show.
God is about the business of transforming hearts, building community, and helping us see our need for Him and others, even in and through the variety show.
From Producer, Mandy Ball: "The unseen but beautiful work of the variety show happens when we come to Saturday rehearsals when every bone in our bodies cry out to stay in bed, care about classmates and adults in charge enough to apologize when we make the wrong choices, respond in humility to changes to an act on which we have labored for months, choose to see the Imago Dei in someone who has not met our expectations during the process, and see the needs of others and step in to meet them as the hands and feet of Christ."
Rockbridge Academy Presents!
The Rockbridge Academy drama program is designed to give students an in depth understanding of what it takes to bring a full-length musical, or musical variety production, to completion. Students learn the value of godly character, hard work, and cooperation as they go from initial auditions and read-throughs, to the final curtain, always encouraged to keep in mind standards of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (Phil. 4:8). In addition, musical stage productions serve a distinctive role in giving "flesh" to the concept of rhetoric. Students use their talents to persuade and articulate in a way that a traditional class never could. Students are encouraged to be part of the stage crew if that is where their particular gifts and talents lie.
Typically, students perform a full-length musical and a student-led Variety Show in alternating years. Last year, Rockbridge Academy performed Rockbridge Remembers to rave reviews!