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DWSA presents "A Night with Cinderella" musical

DWSA presents "A Night with Cinderella" musical

Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade Musical Theater students at Denzel Washington School of the Arts presented their annual spring showcase at the Phylicia Rashad Auditorium on Friday, May 19, 2023.  

"A Night with Cinderella” is an abridged version of the classic musical Cinderella, inspired by the music of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. Under the direction of DWSA founding Musical Theater teacher, Angela Hall, the evening was truly an inspiration to all who witnessed it. 

"The night was a magical success!” said Hall.  

Invited guests were encouraged to come dressed in the prince and princess theme to add to the festivities. Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent, was in the crowd to view the play as well. 

Technical theater teacher, Joseph Dempsey, and his students served as the backstage crew. Karen Wheeler and Academies of Talent, Leadership, and Scholars (ATLAS) students came on board to help with costumes. 

Crystal Rush, the art teacher rallied her students to create scenic pieces and built an intricate golden carriage.   

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DWSA students holding trophies and medals.

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Solar eclipse drawings.

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DWSA Social studies and ELA

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ArtSonics Team

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Headshot of Kaitlyn

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