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.
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.
The PALCS University Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to join a long list of student activity groups. Such groups include: the Mock Trial Team, Moot Court Team, Academic Team, Drama Activity Group, The Algorythms: USP’s A Capella Group, and many more. These activity groups not only kicked off 2017 with victories and triumphs, but are ending 2017 in the same way!
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.
Hannah Ishizaki (10) and Joseph Comella (11) will be joining many talented musicians in March at Kresge Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University as part of the Pittsburgh Concert Society 2016 Young Artists Auditions. Ishizaki is set to perform on March 6th, 2016 while Comella's performance is on March 20th, 2016. Both, along with their families, are proud of their achievements.
On January 14-16th, two students represented PALCS at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 Orchestra Festival, which was hosted by Springfield High School, Delaware County. Senior cellist Jack Rubien and Sophomore violinist Hannah Ishizaki successfully auditioned for the right to attend this event in November of 2015, and reauditioned during the festival for the right to advance to the PMEA Region 6 Orchestra Festival. Hannah Ishizaki successfully was accepted to the Region Festival, which includes the top high school performers from Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties. The Region Orchestra Festival will occur on February 25-27, 2016 and will be hosted by Council Rock North High School, Bucks County.