One of the greatest challenges facing Maranatha’s Visual and Performing Arts Department during this pandemic has been how to allow the Maranatha community to experience and enjoy the awesome talent of our students.
To say the least, it has “allowed” us to be creative, so here are our performance and exhibit events for the Spring semester.
“Bye Bye, Birdie,” our Spring musical for this year, is being filmed and recorded even as you are reading this. And here’s the exciting part - the musical will be shown March 25-27 at 7:00 p.m. at Maranatha’s very own drive-in movie theater on the South Lawn! After all, a musical about the ’50s needs to be experienced in an iconic setting of that decade. From the comfort of your car, you will be able to watch our students perform on a large, drive-in-move screen while listening to the audio on your own car radio. Tickets will go on sale at the end of February for these three exciting nights. Stay tuned for further details.
Our Spring Showcase, “What A Wonderful World,” will take place on April 16-17 at 7:00 p.m. on our Athletic Field. It will be an evening of jazz, performed by our dancers, vocal, and instrumental musicians. Bring yourselves, your family, your blanket, and your folding chairs for a night of music and dance; a jazz “soiree” under the stars. Details to follow.
But wait, there’s more! On those same two days in April, we will be holding our third annual Maranatha Arts Festival. This reimagined event will be held as a drive-thru, curated exhibit in our parking garage. This particular approach will allow us to create an interactive experience with our student art that will be nothing like you’ve ever experienced before. Think electronically curated tour through a museum or art gallery on steroids - all in the safety and comfort of your own car.
So here’s a suggestion: Come enjoy the drive-thru art experience and then stay and enjoy an evening of music and dance under the stars.
You will hear much more about these events in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.