Spotlight Moody to bring ‘Peter Pan’ to CEPA Feb. 23-24

For the 30 students in Moody High School’s Spotlight Drama Club, this month marks a milestone. It’s only been one year since the Club was formed, and its members are already producing their first full production.

On Feb. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., Spotlight Moody will present “Peter Pan” at the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City. The play is open to the public, with ticket prices at $5 for students and $7 for adults available at the door.

This classic tale of the adventures Peter and Wendy experience while going head-to-head with the evil Captain Hook and a ticking crocodile is loved by all. But Club members, led by sponsor Jonathan Hood,  have added their own twist to the classic tale that will thrill St. Clair audiences. Continue reading

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Moody, Pell City drama clubs each receive $500 grants for upcoming plays

This month, the Spotlight St. Clair Drama Education program supported two school clubs with $500 each for their upcoming plays at CEPA.

Spotlight Moody was awarded $500 to assist with production needs for Peter Pan, which will appear on the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) stage on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24.

“Because of the opportunities provided by Spotlight, Moody High School has seen a significant increase in both participation and excitement within the drama club,” said Jonathan Hood, a Moody High School chemistry teacher and Spotlight club sponsor. “The grant money provided by Spotlight has been very helpful in increasing our capabilities as a club and has allowed us to pay for scripts, royalties, costumes, and sets for our upcoming production of Peter Pan.”

The Pell City High School Drama Club, also a Spotlight member, received funds to support its Spring play at CEPA – Big Fish, scheduled for April 26-29.

“The students and I are so thrilled we’ve become a Spotlight Club” said Ginger McCurry, PCHS drama teacher and Club sponsor. Continue reading

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PCHS Drama performs Godspell this week at CEPA

This week the Pell City High School Drama Department premiers Godspell at CEPA, performing four shows available to the public.

Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, and music and new lyrics were written by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” Continue reading

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