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.
Meet Lionel Phoenix McCulloch, a PALCS senior who was named second place high school winner in the Philadelphia Young Playwright’s competition for 2018. Lionel does over six shows each year as an actor, director or designer. As an avid theater lover and practitioner, “this wasn’t Lionel’s first play, but it was the first one he’d entered in this competition”, says his mom, Aileen.
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.
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.
Julia Zane, PALCS student and up-and-coming country singer, has been keeping very busy this summer with weekly performances around the tri-states area. She is even hosting her very first Open Mic Benefit, raising funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Saturday, July 22nd from 3 pm - 7 pm at the Red Iron Pub in the Crimson Lounge located in Springfield, PA.
The students of the PALCS Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) are proudly presenting sold-out performances of this year’s spring musical, the Student Edition of Sweeney Todd.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9th grade PALCS student Falisha Jones of Lehigh County was invited by the Mayor to read the timeline of events from that tragic day 15 years ago at the Catasauqua 9/11 Remembrance Day. This is Falisha’s 6th year with PALCS and her first time participating in Remembrance Day.
7th grader Dylan Boyd is coming to PALCS fresh off his New York Broadway debut as George in "Finding Neverland". PALCS gives Dylan the flexibility he needs to pursue his Broadway career and stay on top of his studies.
You're invited to the PALCS Center for Performing and Fine Arts Shakespeare in the Summer performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream! Performances will take place on July 15 and 16 at 7 pm and July 17 at 4 pm at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts Atrium Theatre: 221 Carter Drive, Suite C, West Chester, PA 19382.