performing arts

Students Direct One Act Plays

our students are taking a step off the stage to direct instead, as CJ Performing Arts hosts its first A Night of One Acts on Saturday, April 25.

Seniors Julianne Evans, Catherine Grady, and Addi Helms, and sophomore Jacob Troutwine were chosen to be the inaugural directors of the production. The directors and cast have had one month to prepare for the show.

"We found that the timing was right with where the musical was this year to add another show to the season," said drama teacher Caitlin Cronin Bennett.

Muse Machine Artist Program

DCDC2 (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2) came and performed for CJ students as part of this year’s “Muse Machine In-School Artist” program in early February.

“Muse offers many community artist opportunities that are complementary to the performing arts programming we have at CJ,” Caitlin Bennet said. “The in-school artists were a huge draw and the student audiences have loved them. DCDC2 is our third artist of the school year. The previous two included The Black Box Improv Theatre and The Human Race Theatre Company.”

Winter Concert - Thurs., Feb. 12 • 7 pm

Take a break from winter routine and come to the Chaminade Julienne auditorium for an evening of great music! Student choirs and band ensembles have created a program that will help blast through the winter blahs.

The evening's program includes songs by the concert band, concert choir, percussion ensemble, string ensemblem and a cappela groups, Vega and Age V. CJ's sign language group, Hands In Harmony, will also feature guest performers from area elementary schools who will sign to the song, "Song of the Body of Christ."

Fireworks Fly at the Fall Play!

Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with.

The CJ Performing Arts department presents the fall play, You Can't Take It With You, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart this weekend.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy runs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m., and again Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Improv Troupe Acts Out at Competition

The Busted Box, CJ’s student improv troupe, will perform live this Saturday, Nov. 1 as part of Alter High School’s Improv Competition.

The show begins at 7 p.m., the cost is $5, and the audience will choose a winner at the end of the night.

“Friday support the football team as they take on Alter, and on Saturday come to Alter to watch the Busted Box take on other improv troupes from around the Miami Valley!,” Caitlin Bennett encouraged students.

Free Concert, Live Music, Downtown

Join us TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the CJ auditorium for Autumn Overtures, a free evening of music presented by the members of the CJ Performing Arts department.

We will kick off the 2014-15 season with performances by our Concert Choir, Concert Band, String Ensemble, Hands in Harmony, Age V, Vega, and a performance by our Eagle Pride musicians along with members of the flag team.

Following the concert, guests are welcomed to join families, friends and students in the cafeteria for punch and cupcakes at a reception hosted by the Parents of Performing Arts Students(PoPS).

Vega Plays the Victoria Theatre

Vega, CJ’s premier a cappella group, opens its slate of performances for the 2014-15 school year at historic Victoria Theatre (directions) in downtown Dayton this Sunday, Sept. 14.

The Eagles septet was invited to be the opening act at a 20th Anniversary Concert for the Good Neighbor House, a local faith-based nonprofit organization. Headlining the event is nationally renowned gospel and jazz a cappella ensemble, Take 6.

The show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at or by calling (937) 228-3630.

Dayton Food Trucks Cater Final Concert

Join us for good food and great music at our final concert of the 2013-14 school year. Favorite Dayton food trucks will be on hand including C'est Cheese, Go Cupcake, Harvest Mobile Cuisine and Bella Sorella Pizza Co.

The free outdoor concert begins at 7 p.m. and features performances by pop a cappella groups Vega and Age V, Concert Band, Concert Choir, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Hands in Harmony (sign language). Plus the Monday Night Project will be on hand to perform through the dinner hour.


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