performing arts

CJ Receives 23 DayTony Awards

The CJ performing arts department received a record number 23 DayTony's at the annual award ceremony on Thursday, May 31.

"The DayTonys are a great way to celebrate our accomplishments this year, and always remember how proud we are of all of our cast and crew members,” said choir and drama teacher Caitlin Bennett! “We tackled two very challenging productions this year, and I think this recognition celebrates the excellence of these productions as a whole.”

CJ Adult/Designer/Director Awards were:

Adult Design and Technology Merit Award

Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Hannah's Restaurant

Students interested in expanding their musical genres will take the stage as the newly formed CJ Jazz Ensemble. The group, led by Eagle Pride and band director Luke Grieshop, will perform on Saturday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Hannah’s restaurant.

“I was thinking about having the jazz concert in the auditorium, but realize a place like Hannah’s makes it a live scene and that’s what jazz is about,” Grieshop said.

Acting & Directing Class Presents: Miracle on South Division Street

Four students have spent this school year so far preparing for one night on the stage. The students in the Advanced Acting & Directing class will present the full-length play Miracle On South Division Street by Tom Dudzick on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the CJ Auditorium. Admission is free.

Mallory Castonguay ‘19, Katie Coyle ‘19, Ashley Gerhard ‘18 and Angelo Moore-Knight ‘18 are not only acting in the production, but also had key roles in directing and choosing the play.

Eagle Pride Prepares for New Season

Members of the Eagle Pride band and color guard have several new things to look forward to this fall - new uniforms, a new show, and a new director who is already looking ahead to the future of the program.

Luke Grieshop was announced as the new director of Eagle Pride in May. Grieshop, a graduate of the University of Dayton, will also serve as music teacher at Our Lady of the Rosary School.

"I'm very excited and eager to be here," Grieshop said. "There have been so many changes recently and it's a proud time to be a part of the marching band."

2017 Picnic With the PoPS to Be Held Indoors

Mother Nature won't rain on the spirit of performing arts students when Picnic With the PoPS takes the stage in the Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gym on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

"This is a fun experience for the whole family," director of performing arts Debi Schutt shared.

The concert, which was originally planned to be held outside, will now take place in the school gym. Guests are invited to bring food to the concert. No food will be available for purchase. The CJ spirit store will also be open.

"Dueling Divas" Takes to the CJ Stage

Four contestants, eager to be named the top singer, learn that working together is the key to a successful opera during the Muse Machine performance of Dueling Divas.

"It's a game show style performance, like a parody of Jeopardy" explained the music director with the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence Program, Jeffrey Powell.

Dueling Divas featured the four current Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence, soprano Chelsea Friedlander, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Frey, tenor Brian Skoog and bass-baritone Vincent Grana.

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