Good Show Theatre Arts!
Good Show Theatre Arts!
Posted on 2014/12/12

December 2014

 Moon Valley's Advanced Theatre Class, Stagecraft CTE and Advanced Culinary Class worked together to create a dinner theatre on December 9th.   It was the 3rd dinner theatre on which Chef Pernick and Mrs. Rasor have worked together.  Both teachers enjoy the challenge of putting together a cross curricular event that mutually meets not only curriculum standards and outcomes, but is able to satisfy an appreciative audience as well.  The patrons entered the theatre to see the stage transformed into a restaurant, with tables and decorations all around.  While seated under the stage lights, our guests enjoyed a delicious meal and great entertainment.  Chef and his students developed a menu for the evening and worked towards preparing it.  Some food is prepped ahead of time, but some of the food is prepared in front of audience members, such as the main entree.  Mrs. Rasor's theatre class worked preparing scenes and musical numbers to entertain the hungry crowd.  The actors also served as the wait staff for the patrons as well.  The stagecraft class had been busy dressing the stage - with painted flats, decorated tables and colored lights.

This year's theme is "Disney Dinner," with costumed students performing selections from various Disney shows.  Aladdin, Jasmine, Scar, Mulan and Cinderella are a few of the Disney characters waiting on tables that evening.  The audience was surrounded by large painted silhouetted images of such favorites as the Beast, Jafar and Maleficent while seated at decorated tables that are reminiscent of Tarzan's jungle or "Under the Sea," to name a few motifs.  Meanwhile, culinary students perfected their spaghetti sauce ala' Lady and the Tramp's favorite shared meal.  It was a grand evening for all when not only the applause rang out for the performers, but also the excellent student chefs as well.   The profit made during the dinner show goes back into the accounts of both programs.  However, both teachers agree the experience is well worth the effort and price.  Bravo to theatre and culinary arts for a good show!