India West: MMS Mesmerizes Audiences with 40th Annual Performance of Ramayana! with Modern Twist

India West, 6/13/2018, “Mount Madonna School Mesmerizes Audiences with 40th Annual Performance of ‘Ramayana!’ with Modern Twist,” by Sona Sethi.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mount Madonna School performed its 40th annual “Ramayana!” musical to a sold-out audience June 7-10 at the Mexican Heritage Theater here.

Through a spectacular display of talent and creativity and a run time of three hours, Valmiki’s 2000-year-old epic came to life with a modern twist and wit.

“Ramayana!” is a way of life for Mount Madonna School. It is the last theatrical performance before the school lets out for the summer break.

With almost 190 students in the cast, ranging from preschool to 12th grade, and around 300 parent and alum volunteers, putting on this extravaganza is no minor feat. Read more


Photo by Preston Merchant