Thespian Showcase - Thursday November 1st at 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:50pm

Matanzas High School theatre department presents the annual Thespian Showcase on Thursday November 1, 2018 at 7 pm in the Pirate Theatre. Admission is a can good that will support the MHS food drive. Concession will be available for this event. The first act is the Individual Events that the students have been preparing in Musical theatre, acting, and technical theatre classes for Florida Thespian District 3 festival November 17, 2018. Numbers from Mary Poppins, Pajama Game, In the Heights, and Shrek will be spotlight. The second part of the evening will be an one act entitled, Yellow Boat, by David Saar performed and staged by Mrs. Bethea’s 4th period performance class that consists of Acting 2, 3 and technical theatre students. (Synopsis from Dramatic Publishing A Scandinavian folk song tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun."The story of The Yellow Boat affirms  a child's life and the strength and courage of those who loved him. This play is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. An imaginative artist, Benjamin's vibrant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes. Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.")

Matanzas High School Pirate Players proudly presents A Charlie Brown Christmas. This spectacular event  is scheduled for Nov. 29-December 1, 2018 at 7 pm in the Pirate Theatre; this event will feature the Performing Arts students:  carolers, a jazz trio, a reader's theatre, and the main attraction: Charlie Brown. Tickets are available by clicking here and the price for the tickets is only $10.00. Patrons will have an opportunity to take pictures with the cast and a very special guest from the North Pole.