Each year Ma’ayanot students produce three full-length productions that are open to the community: a drama, a musical, and Heartbeats: A Night of Song & Dance. Participation in theatrical performances allows students to showcase their creative talents, both as actors and as non-actors who are involved in the technical elements of production, such as sound, costume design, lighting, scenery, and stage management.
Heartbeats is a student- initiated, student-directed and student-performed “night of song, dance and connection.” Each year Heartbeats organizers choose charities to which the proceeds of that year’s performances will be donated. They have raised between $5,000 to $10,000 annually for tzedakah.
- Avigdor's Helping Hand
- IDF Widows & Orphans Organization
- The Judah Marans Memorial Fund
- Save a Child’s Heart
- Lone Soldier Center
- Chabad's Children of Chernobyl
- Bat Melech
Our annual musical performance combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the performance as an integrated whole. Mrs. Joyce Heller and Mrs. Beth Selter work tirelessly with a superb cast of both actors and non-actors to present excellent theater.
PAST PERFORMANCES :
- You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- The Sound of Music
- Little Shop of Horrors
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Music Man
- Bye Bye Birdie
- My Fair Lady
Ma’ayanot presents a drama performance every spring under the supervision of Mr. Matt Okin of Black Box Studios. The drama is a creative outlet for theatrically minded students to participate in all aspects of play production, including performance, direction, design, technical support and publicity. Students learn how to interpret key scenes in a story, develop improvisation skills and techniques, and stage plays, all while having a lot of fun. Students also participate in directing, choreography, set production, lighting and every aspect of putting together a professional performance.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
- Grapes of Wrath
- A Few Good Men
- The Miracle Worker