Upcoming Attractions

The 2014-2105 Performing Arts season promises to be one of the most exciting yet!  This year Maranatha celebrates 50 years with shows and performances that will delight the entire family.  We hope you can join us for these exciting shows:

(To view photos and credits from this past season, click HERE.)

 

Upcoming Shows and Events


     

Songs for a New World

It’s about that moment when you hit the wall; when you have to make a choice.  This contemporary song-cycle, written by Tony award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, examines life, love and the choices we make.  Come enjoy the intimate outdoor setting of the Academic Center’s Commons Terrace as four of our most talented musical theatre actors sing their way through this incredible revue. 

  October 16-18, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
  Maranatha Commons Terrace

     

The Curious Savage

Where does a wealthy widow hide her money from unscrupulous stepchildren, while surrounded by kindly, but eccentric patients in a mental institution?  A teddy bear figures big here.  John Patrick’s classic play opened in New York City in October of 1950, and has been a staple of stage and screen ever since.  Come see Maranatha’s production of this great comedy on the stage of the Ambassador Auditorium for four performances only.

  November 20-21, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
  November 22, 2014 • 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Auditorium

     

Evening of Christmas: Light of Heaven

Christmas is filled with light.  But none is greater than the light that came down from heaven to earth in the form of the Christ-child.  Our Mixed Ensemble, Dance Company and Advanced Orchestra will be taking the journey together through music and dance to that place of eternal light.  All the way from the glory of “O Holy Night” to the magic of the dances from the “Nutcracker,” performed by our Dance Company and accompanied by our Advanced Orchestra, this is the event that will truly fill your season with light. 

  December 12, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Auditorium

     

Big Fish

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film by Tim Burton, Big Fish is a rollicking fantasy set in the American South.  The story centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories and epic adventures have always frustrated his son, Will.  As Edward’s life is coming to an end and his son’s journey is about to begin, Will sets out to reveal the man behind the myth, separating truth from tall tale.  This show has everything – witches, dancing elephants, mermaids, gentle giants, and one knockout dance number after another and the eventual triumph of family love over the struggles of life.

  March 12-13, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
  March 14, 2015 • 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Auditorium

    

Spring Performing Arts Showcase: Back to the Future

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Maranatha High School, performing arts would like to take a look back at musical and artistic cultures that have been the backdrop for the growth of the school.  The Mixed Ensemble, Dance Company and Advanced Orchestra will explore the music and dance of each era that the school has passed through, starting with the 60’s and moving on through the styles and genres of today.  You might see the Dance Company “Staying Alive,” or hear Mixed Ensemble or Advanced Orchestra celebrate the music of “Star Wars” or the Beatles!  Woven through this backdrop will be the timeless truths that have been the backbone of this institution portrayed, sung, and played.

  April 24, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Auditorium

    

Open Stage Night

There are so many talented people here at Maranatha, inside and outside of the performing arts program, and we wanted to provide a night for everyone to shine.  Welcome the first annual, all Maranatha talent night!  Not only will those of us who are in the performing arts community get a chance to do that song that isn’t in any of musicals we’ve ever done, or deliver that scene from our favorite movie, but those who are the poets, songwriters, singers and dancers in the larger community of Maranatha will get their chance to “show us what they’ve got.” Details on how to become part of the show will be announced in the Spring.

  May 15, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
  Maranatha Student Center

 

 

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