Palisades Charter High School has one of the top visual and performing arts programs in the City and some of PaliHi’s most talented students go on to top colleges and then careers in the arts, film and television.
The school will highlight its artists and musicians at its annual Visual and Performing Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 20. The program, which is open to the public is free, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be two areas for live performances: outside in the center quad, and in Mercer Hall.
Performances will take place at the quad, starting at 6:45 p.m. with the concert choir and the Acapali singers.
At 7 p.m. the symphonic band and indoor drumline will perform. At 7:25 p.m. the winter guard will perform and 10 minutes later the wind ensemble will perform. The jazz band will perform at 7:50 p.m.
At 8:05 p.m., it will be time for laughs as the Friday Night Live and advanced drama group perform, under the direction of teacher and Palisadian Nancy Fracchiolla.
Inside Mercer Hall, there will be an exhibit of photography, fine art and ceramics.
Palisadian and AP photography teacher Rick Steil sent CTN a few of his students’ works that will be showcased.
As you enjoy strolling through the art show, stay around because at 7:05 p.m., students from the school’s most recent musical “Matilda,” will perform, under teachers Cheri and Monique Smith.
Also, under the direction of the Smith’s, a theater ensemble will perform at 7:20 p.m.. The school’s dance program is phenomenal, and those students will perform at 7:45 p.m.
There will be a food truck, Moises, which serves Mexican/American food on Bowdoin Street from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.