A semi-annual tradition, this year’s student-directed production was the play Inherit the Wind, presented over two nights in the “Black Box.” Girls from local high schools joined McQuaid students from grades six through twelve for the production. Senior Kellen McGrath, a veteran of the McQuaid stage, directed the show, with assistance from Mr. Jeff Suida of the English department.
Due to the weather conditions,
McQuaid Jesuit will not presenting Nice Work If You Can Get It tonight. Reserved or purchased tickets for Wednesday's performance will be honored at any performance.
This past weekend high school seniors gathered at Nazareth College to compete in the Howard Hanson award for piano performance. This is sponsored by the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild (RPTG). Competition is very high, and all of the musicians are extremely talented. Senior Louis Laniak participated in this and at the end of two days of performances was one of eight students recognized as winners.
From the RPTG:
“The Howard Hanson Certificate of Merit is awarded annually by the Rochester Piano Teachers’ Guild to high school seniors who exhibit excellence in piano performance. This prestigious award is named in honor of Dr. Howard Hanson, renowned American composer, conductor, educator, and director of the Eastman School of Music from 1924 to 1964.”
Tickets for the Geva Theatre Center Stage Door production of "Private Lives" featuring McQuaid students will go on sale Tuesday, February 14. Tickets for this one-night only performance on Monday, April 3 are $16 and may be purchased at the Geva Theatre Center box office, by phone, or online. Please note that a $6 per order fee is charged for tickets purchased online.
Once per season, Geva Theatre Center asks a local Rochester-area high school to partner with them on the exploration of a production; this year they’ve asked McQuaid Jesuit to produce their own version of Private Lives, for a performance that takes place on the Geva set of Private Lives under Geva’s lighting and sound design, and run by Geva’s professional crew. Curtain for the April 3rd performance is 7 p.m.