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Performing Arts

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 2022 Musical: Matilda

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women proudly presents the magical musical, MATILDA, with music/lyrics by Dennis Kelly and book by Tim Minchin. The show will run November 10, 11, 12 at 7:00 pm and 13 at 2:00 pm in the Our Lady of Mercy Dismas Center for the Performing Arts. (1437 Blossom Rd.)

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by
her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. The show stars Mercy’s finest young female performers in grades 8-12, along with a young male performer from Hilton High School. General admission tickets for MATILDA are available at the door for $15. There are also discounted tickets available at $12 for seniors 55+, veterans and students under 18.

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