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    South Carolina State Department of Education Distinguished Arts Program
     
     
     
    Welcome to Mr. Atkins Theatre Class
     
    The theatre program at Philip Simmons Middle School is designed to introduce young people to a good work ethic while developing body, voice, imagination, concentration and cooperation. Theatre learning tasks are aligned with South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency Standards. Three annual theatre performances include: performing a holiday musical production with Philip Simmons Elementary 4th grade, performing a one-act play for the South Carolina Theatre Association Theatre for Youth Festival in April and a Spring production in May. Theatre learning tasks include but are not limited to: playwriting, acting, stage design, directing, researching, and theatre history. Being an Arts in Basic Curriculum school we also conduct two week-long theatre residencies with approved South Carolina Arts Commission theatre artists each school year.  Being a South Carolina Department of Education Distinguished Arts Program Grant school each student at our school attends two theatrical productions at the historic Dock Street Theatre downtown.  
     
    2017-2018 Season
     
    Holiday Production is Lights! Camera! Christmas! by Hal Leonard
    (December  14, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.)
     
    South Carolina Theatre Association Theatre for Youth Festival: Small Actors by Stephen Gregg
    (March 10, 2018 9:30 A.M. @ Howe Hall AIMS)
     
    Spring Production: Cheaters by Don Zolidis
    (May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 P.M.)
     
    2018-2019 Season
     
    Holiday Production is Jingle Bell Jukebox by Alfred Music Publishing
    (Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.)
     
    South Carolina Theatre Association Theatre for Youth Festival: Cheaters by Don Zolidis
    (Saturday April 6, 2019 9:30 A.M. and Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00 P.M.)
     
    Spring Production: Uncool by Vin Morreale, Jr. 
    (Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00 P.M.)
     
    2019-2020 Season
     
    Holiday Production is Jingle Bell Jukebox...The Flip Side!!! by Alfred Music Publishing 
    (Thursday December 12, 2019 10:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.)
     
    South Carolina Theatre Association Theatre for Youth Festival: TBD
     
    Spring Production: TBD
     
     
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