Performing Arts

Glimpses of the 41st annual Ramayana! from Sitaarre TV

Thank you to our friends at SITAARRE TV for the time and care that went into the interviews with cast and Director Sampad Kachuck, Sadanand Mailliard and Head of School Supriya McDonald at  Mount Madonna School’s 41st annual Ramayana!. Click on each photo to view a…

Preston Merchant’s 2019 Commemorative Ramayana! Photobook Available

Many of you in the Mount Madonna School and Mount Madonna Center community may have had a chance to connect with photographer Preston Merchant at Ramayana! recently. This is Preston’s sixth year documenting the Ramayana! through behind the scenes images! We are…

Honoring Excellence: Students Receive Memorial, Academic and Pillar Awards – 2019

The Jivanti Rutansky Memorial Award In honor of Jivanti’s memory, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) faculty is choosing to give one high school student and one middle school student an award in her name each year. The award will be presented to…

Class of 2019: Valedictorians, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Priyanka Bharghavan and Noah Kaplan as the 2019 Co-Valedictorians, and Luca Peruzzi as Salutatorian. These students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast…

Indica News: Ramayana! Returns to the California Stage

Indica News, 5/31/2019, “Ramayana! Returns to the California Stage,” by Ritu Jha. One of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, “Ramayana!” returns to the California stage in a musical production featuring lavish drama, dance and songs by a school’s entire student…

India West: Mount Madonna School’s 41st Modern Take on Indian Epic Ramayana! Set for June 6-9

India West, 5/17/2019, “Mount Madonna School’s 41st Modern Take on Indian Epic ‘Ramayana!’ Set for June 6-9.” “Ramayana!,” the Mount Madonna School’s annual musical theater production, which is now in its 41styear, will have performances June 6-9 at the Mexican Heritage Theater…

Personal Reflection and Embracing the Journey: Character Projects

To truly embody a character asks the actor to see and experience the world from that character’s perspective. Discovering our connection to character takes detective work, personal reflection and mainly, an embracing of the journey. Aside from the spontaneous discoveries within rehearsal,…

41st Annual Children’s Musical Ramayana! Onstage in San Jose

Join Hanuman, the monkeys, and princes Ram and Lakshman, as they journey to Lanka in their quest to rescue the Princess Sita in Ramayana!, Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) 41st annual musical theater production adapted for modern audiences and replete with lively action,…