- About MMS
High School Arts
Mount Madonna School has an exciting and well-developed performing arts program. The performing arts program weaves the strands of vocal, dance, and acting classes together in a way that generates enthusiasm and excitement for the creative process.
We believe that students can learn many important life skills through dramatic performance. They can learn poise and confidence in public speaking, responsible participation in a group endeavor, introspection through character development, and deep understanding of the creative process. All students participate in the drama program.
The high school sponsors two major dramatic events during the year. In the winter there is an all high school production that has included such plays as Pippin, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Romeo and Juliet and Into the Woods.
In the spring there is a school-wide production of The Ramayana, an ancient Indian classic depicting an adventurous struggle between the forces of good and evil. This production gives the high school students the opportunity to lead the entire school in a musical drama, which is attended by over 1500 people each year. The Ramayana production brings students, family members and community together in a joint effort and demonstrates the many fruits of intergenerational cooperation.