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Center for Performing Arts performance – A City of Angels

By |March 7th, 2019, 12:29 pm|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News|

Coming to you this March, PALCS’ Center for Performing and Fine Arts Program is putting on The City of Angels musical.

The City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, book by Larry Gelbart, lyrics by David Zippel. This high-school musical production will be directed by CPFA theatre teacher, Mr. Seth Reich, and produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark: A Concord Music Company.

Set in Hollywood during the 1940s, a disillusioned writer adapts his latest novel into a screenplay. Struggling with the realities of Hollywood and the complications of life, his screenplay strangely starts to mirror the world around him.

“In this Tony-Award winning musical spoof of film noir crime movies and Hollywood’s treatment of writers, we watch our novelist and his main character come to terms with their own reality,” Mr. Reich tells us.
Performances will take place each day, from March 13th to March 17th at the CPFA Atrium Theatre. You can find full schedule here! To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.cpfaboxoffice.com/!

Student Spotlight: Dominic Corcoran

By |December 20th, 2018, 1:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: |

Meet Dominic Corcoran, an 8th grader at PALCS, and an avid performer. Dominic and his older sister, Sofia, were born in Philadelphia and now reside in Delaware County. Growing up, Dominic was a very precocious child, reading and entertaining at a very young age. Dominic fell in love with the theater after seeing The Lion King on Broadway when he was 4 years old. “He has always enjoyed performing, acting and singing, as well as drawing and writing,” his mother, Trisha, explains. Dominic’s inspiration to draw and write came from simple stories such as the Captain Underpants series, with its simple but creative illustrations, and memorable characters and story lines.

Now Accepting ’19-’20 CPFA Applications!

By |November 5th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News|Tags: |

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting Center for Performing and Fine Arts applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Although our Center for Performing and Fine Arts program has reached full capacity for the current 2018-2019 school year, it is not too early to begin exploring your options for next school year and see if PALCS or CPFA is a good fit for you and your family.

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Roberts

By |July 30th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , |

Dr. Allyson Roberts first joined PALCS in 2005 as a music teacher when the school was just starting out and when the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) was a mere idea. Now Dr. Roberts is in her 14th year at PALCS as the music department chair and student academic advisor at CPFA, a Doctor of Music Education and Pedagogy, holds a National Certification in Music Education and teaching piano, and is going to be begin her 24th year of teaching music. Dr. Roberts recently had an article published in the July 2018 issue of the Christian Chronicle.

Family Spotlight: The Clark Family

By |June 8th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , , |

When Kieran Clark was in 6th grade, he was practicing and competing in gymnastics, which required about 20 hours a week. Every day, he would get home from practice at 9 pm, do his homework until 11 pm or later, and get up for school in the morning at 6:30 am. He was advanced in school, and one of his teachers commented that he could be doing a lot more in less time. The Clark family began to explore the different cyber school options and found PALCS.

CPFA Jazz Mavericks Travel to NYC

By |May 7th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

On April 7, 2018, the PALCS Center for Performing Arts (CPFA) Jazz Mavericks made a trip to New York City to participate in their first overnight performance trip. They attended the NYC Jazz Festival at the historic Apollo Theater, located in Harlem.

CPFA Senior Art Showcase 2018

By |April 27th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News|Tags: |

April 12, 2018 marked the opening of the 2018 CPFA Senior Art Exhibition. This annual exhibit celebrates and displays the work of 15 remarkable Center for Performing and Fine Arts students from the Class of 2018.

CPFA Spring Musical: Little Shop of Horrors

By |April 6th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News|Tags: |

Congratulations to the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) theater program instructors and students on their sold-out run of Little Shop of Horrors! CPFA put on five performances of the rock musical, which ran from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18.

CPFA Winter Art Exhibition 2018

By |January 29th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|Tags: |

January 18th marked the opening of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) Winter Art Exhibition at PA Leadership’s CPFA building located in West Chester, PA.

Dance Teacher Mrs. Duncan Presenting at National Conference

By |August 25th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, Staff Spotlight|Tags: |

PALCS is proud to announce that CPFA dance teacher, Mrs. Toni Duncan, has been invited to present her proposal, "Curricula Design: Access to Non-Dance Content and for Atypical Populations", at the 19th Annual National Dance Education Organization's (NDEO) Conference this November in San Antonio, Texas.

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