***Please come to our set and prop work day on Saturday, November 23 at 9:30 to prepare for the 3-5 Christmas musical!
The high school is currently working on their fall play, Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonder Thon. Christmas: a time for magic. A time for the traditions we cherish. A time to watch as many original TV movies as a human being can possibly endure. But now with The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon, you can enjoy the sugar rush of six Christmas movies all at once! Welcome to Hopewood Falls, Vermont, where singles in adorable sweaters converge to look for love. Can disguises help royalty and/or movie stars find the down-to-earth connections they crave? Will evil city slickers destroy charming inns and/or Christmas tree farms? Isn't it a little creepy for a meet-cute to depend on one person being in a coma? Grab a hot chocolate and your favorite wise single friend to find out in this wildly entertaining parody of holiday rom-coms.
Performances are: Thursday, December 5 at 7pm, Friday, December 6 at 7pm, and Saturday December 7 at 1pm and 6pm.
The middle school is currently working on their fall play, Closed for the Holidays. After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve eve, a motley crew of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. From the lovelorn drama teacher with a bus full of students, to the quarrelsome couple on the way to their wedding, to the overeager Sheriff ready for some real criminal action, everyone has their own troubles to untangle. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven, to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a healthy dash of Christmas magic.
Performances are: Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14
The elementary school is currently working on the 3-5 musical, The Loaned Manger! In the small western town of Incarnation, Christmas is celebrated with grit, giddy-up, and gusto! They like to think of themselves as “the most Christmassy town in the west.” But 1891 is the year that two big “signs o’ progress” could spell either trouble, or opportunity. The railroad has finally punched through with the grand opening of Incarnation Station, bringing visitors for the first time from far and wide to take in their Christmas festivities. And, the advent of the electric light promises to revolutionize their nativity program. Some fret that all the expected “outsiders” could threaten the peace of their quiet town, and maybe bring in desperadoes, while others see the chance to spread even wider the Good News of the birth of the Jesus. Round up some rambunctious cowpokes, some forward-thinkin’ townsfolk, a manger on loan, and a lot of raucous yee-haw for the Wild West Christmas Adventures of The Loaned Manger!
One Performance only: Thursday, December 12 at 6:30pm
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
The high school currently puts on two productions a year, the fall play, and spring musical. From comedies, to dramas, to full length two hour musicals with professional costumes, sets, and choreography, our students perform with excellence. Drama is offered to all students in a variety of genres. Technical elements including stage crew, sound, costuming, and lighting are equally important and offered to all students as well.
Students in middle school have several opportunities to perform. From monthly middle school explorer classes offered during the day, to the fall play, and spring K-8 musical, our students can explore a variety of skits, plays, and musical genres. Drama is offered to all students who may explore the arts for fun or for those who may want to pursue the arts in a challenging, n depth way. There are opportunities to simply sign up, or audition. Rehearsals for the shows are typically held after school. Technical elements including stage crew, sound, costuming, and lighting are equally important and offered to all students as well.
Elementary aged students are very gifted in talented and truly shine on stage. Whether it be speaking in chapel, performing poetry, performing skits, hosting the Thunder News, or being in a musical, students in grades PreK-Fifth grade learn what it means to be confident in their gifts and talents! Each grade performs for our annual Grandparents Day, Winter Performance, and Spring Performance. The Fourth grade performs a Veteran's Day program to the residents of a local assisted living center. In the winter, the entire 3-5 grade performs a winter musical with various speaking roles and solos available. And finally, students in K-5 can audition for the K-8 musical. Only specific students are selected and rehearsals are held after school.
Education/Degrees Held: Masters in Music Education with an Emphasis in Kodaly from Colorado State University. Bachelor's in Music Performance with an Emphasis in Voice and a Theater Minor from Colorado Christian University,
Certifications/Credentials: All three Kodaly levels and holds a K-12 music license.
Growing up in a musical family, Jennifer was destined for the arts. Performing on stage and using her gifts has always been her passion until she discovered that she loves to see her students shine on stage even more. Prior to teaching in 2006, she spent time touring and traveling with different performance companies such as Up with People, Missoula Children's Theatre, and the Palm Beach Princess cruise line. She has spent most of her career teaching music and drama in charter schools but is thrilled to be at Denver Christian School. Along with teaching full time, she also runs a private piano and voice studio and has performed and directed in shows all across the Denver Metro Area where she served as Vice President for Platte Valley Players in Brighton. She also has a passion for leadership and helping others and establishments become their very best. Her greatest prayer for students of any age is that they learn to believe in themselves and have the confidence to do anything God has put before their path!