Mercy Girls take center stage
Our Lady of Mercy’s Performing Arts staff is dedicated to nurturing a positive learning environment that cultivates creativity and offers opportunities to learn about music and theatre. Music and Theatre education will provide our students with the chance to experience art that reflects the world around us. Because of this, Mercy Girls develop a healthy respect, understanding, and appreciation for all of the arts and its unique potential to enrich their lives.
The Performing Arts Department provides ample opportunity for vocalists, instrumentalists and Theatre students to thrive in the classroom, as well as center stage in musical and dramatic productions. The recently renovated Dismas Center for the Performing Arts provides Mercy’s student performers with a state-of-the-art Mainstage, a Black Box Theatre, Music Room, and several Practice Rooms. We carefully prepare our student performers to pursue their artistic dreams at some of the country’s finest colleges and universities, as both majors and non-majors. A graduate of the Mercy Performing Arts program can take on any stage with confidence.
Fall 2019 Musical: The Secret Garden
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women presented the Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden in fall 2019. This enchanting classic of children’s literature was reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the ‘Dreamers,’ spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
This production featured the talents of Mercy’s finest young female performers in conjunction with young male performers from many Rochester area high schools. To see photos from the performance, click here.