The first area high school to join Spotlight, Moody High School, will give their debut performance on the CEPA stage Tuesday, May 2nd.

The industrious and dedicated students started their own drama club with the assistance of their faculty sponsor, Jonathan Hood, a chemistry teacher at Moody High.  They’ve put together a fantastic program featuring scenes and songs from important American plays and musicals from the 1950s to modern day.  Audiences will see segments from A Streetcar Named Desire, Grease, The Odd Couple, Hairspray, and many more.

Spotlight Program Coordinator, Lesley Warren, says “These students are amazing.  They put all of this together because they wanted to perform and I’m so pleased that we can give them the opportunity to do it in our beautiful theater.  I just hope word continues to spread about what we’re trying to accomplish and that more schools want to become Spotlight members.  I would love to one day have a day-long play festival that all area schools participate in, and this is our first step in that direction.”

Spotlight is an all-ages, county-wide theater education program created in partnership with Jefferson State Community College, CEPA and local school systems in an effort to foster growth and participation in this vital art form.

The Moody High School Drama Club members and faculty sponsor, Mr. Jonathan Hood. They have received the Spotlight program’s first grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.





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