Something incredible is happening on St. John, and you can be a part of it!
Each year, two Broadway professionals partner with St. John School of the Arts to teach our 4th grade students acting, singing, dancing, and stagecraft. The students then showcase their newly learned skills for the community. It’s all part of “Broadway Comes to St. John,” an intensive two-week program sponsored by the St. John School of the Arts which culminates in the school’s major fundraising event.
This year’s show, “The Missing Map: A Journey Around the World,” is an original production created by Andrew J. Hanley and Suzanna Dupree, the directors of last year’s show. It’s being held on Saturday, January 27th at St. John School of the Arts, which is located in Cruz Bay. Tickets are $250 and include admission to the exclusive performance, a wine tasting prior to the show, a cocktail hour, an auction, and a hand-selected dinner at one of St. John’s many contributing restaurants, including 18º64º, Extra Virgin, Hinds@Meada’s Plaza, La Tapa, Morgan’s Mango, Rum Hut and others.
You can purchase tickets on the school’s website at https://www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org/events-broadway-comes-to-st-john
Andrew J. Hanley is a composer, music director, teaching artist, and music therapist based in New York City who brings more than 13 years of experience making theater with kids of all ages.
Suzanna Dupree, who began her career touring nationally and internationally with A Chorus Line, has served as a judge for multiple dance competition circuits and taught masterclasses at schools and studios around the world.
The two directors arrive on St. John with a script, props, and everything they need to direct 35 4th-graders attending the Julius E. Sprauve School, the Gifft Hill School, the St. John Christian Academy, and our home-schooled children.
“Broadway is a truly transformative program for students,” said Jeune´ Provost, executive director of the SJSA. “We’re excited to see how the students blossom throughout their experience and share this splendor with the community.”
Parents are invited to attend a performance of the show on Friday, January 26. A limited number of tickets to this show will be available to the public at the door for $25.
Now in its 43rd year, SJSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “empower the island’s youth and their families through our passion for music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts.” Tickets to “Broadway Comes to St. John” are fully tax-deductible.
For further information, please contact the St. John School of the Arts at 340-779-4322.
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