List of 20 news stories.

  • Upper School Theatre production "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

    Oakcrest Upper School students brought the famous Peanuts comic strip to life in the musical theatre production You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown performed November 3 and 4, 2023 at Ernst Theatre in Annandale. With more than 60 students participating on the stage and behind the scenes to two full-house audiences, the show was an overwhelming success once again. 
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  • Harp Circle selected to play at VMEA conference

    Oakcrest Harp Circle was selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference this coming November in Richmond, Virginia. Ten members of the Harp Circle will play in a concert in the lobby across from Exhibit Hall. 

     
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  • Sophomore places second in local ESU Shakespeare Monologue Competition

    Lorali O. ‘25 came in second place at the English-Speaking Union (ESU) Washington, D.C. branch’s Shakespeare Monologue Competition with her performances of Lady Macbeth from Macbeth and “Sonnet 106”. The local Washington, D.C. branch competition was held at Madeira School on February 28, bringing together students representing 10 area schools. 
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  • Oakcrest students selected for District Chorus

    After auditioning in November, 11 Oakcrest students were selected to participate in District Chorus at Herndon High School on February 10. They were chosen from a large pool of performers from District XII which includes students from areas of local Fairfax and Arlington counties.
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  • Junior featured in Arlington Catholic Herald for winning international tune writing competition

    Lucy R. ’24 was recognized by the Scottish Harp Society of America for her composition entry in the group’s 40th anniversary tune writing competition. Her piece, Equinox, placed first among many entries from around the world.
     
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  • Oakcrest Music Appreciation students featured on WETA Radio

    Oakcrest School had a major impact on the WETA Classical Countdown this year. The local radio station hosts their annual Classical Countdown on Thanksgiving day. The Countdown includes the top 100 classical music pieces of listeners in the Washington, D.C. area. In early November, listeners vote on their favorite classical piece and the top 100 are played during Thanksgiving week. On Thanksgiving night at 8:00 pm, the top-voted piece is crowned victorious and is played. 
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  • Oakcrest Upper School theatre performs "The Sound of Music"

    The Oakcrest Upper School theatre production of The Sound of Music performed the show to two sold-out audiences in early November. The beloved classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein was enjoyed by all in attendance, and the months of hard work by the cast, crew, and faculty brought the musical classic to life.
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  • Junior wins Scottish Harp Society of America's tune writing competition

    Lucy Ruse ’24 was recently recognized by the Scottish Harp Society of America for her composition entry in the group’s 40th anniversary tune writing competition. Her piece, Equinox, placed first among many entries and will now be published.
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  • Oakcrest students to perform "Newsies, Jr."

    Oakcrest School is pleased to announce its Middle School Theatre production of the Disney musical, Newsies, Jr. The show is inspired by the true story of newsboys in New York City at the turn of the century when newsboys went on strike against publishers raising the distribution prices of newspapers. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, the show is sure to be a hit for the family.
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  • Oakcrest students to perform "The Sound of Music"

    Oakcrest is pleased to announce the Upper School Fall Theatre Production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. The musical is based on the story of the Von Trapp Family in Austria in the wake of World War II. Performances will take place on November 4 and November 5 at 7:00 pm at Richard J. Ernst Theater in Annandale. 
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  • Addie most recently played Mary Poppins in Oakcrest's Spring Musical.

    Addison Duncan '24 accepted to Juilliard Summer theatre programs

    Sophomore Addison Duncan ‘24 will spend her summer working with Juilliard faculty in both drama and musical theater programs through “Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard,” in Orlando, Florida at Windermere Preparatory School. She was accepted to each of the programs after submitting applications and audition portfolios. 
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  • Evening of Drama: Another Commissioned work of Art for Oakcrest

    The play: Claire Whittman, a Virginia playwright who wrote The Female Quixote, performed by Oakcrest in November of 2020 has written a play for Oakcrest for an all-female cast. 
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  • Victoria Bigliano, Dr. Mary T. Ortiz, and Sue Braswell pose with the painting,

    Oakcrest commissions artist Sue Braswell for a new painting in Head of School’s office

    In its initiative to incorporate the work of local artists to promote an appreciation for the role of wonder and delight in beauty, Oakcrest School commissioned local Virginia painter Sue Braswell to produce a painting of “The Morning Ferry” for the office of the Head of School, Dr. Mary T. Ortiz. The oil painting depicts a ferry taking people to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine in the morning hours. 
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  • Oakcrest announces 2022-2023 Shows

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  • Tech crew members assemble a set piece.

    Mary Poppins to Feature Impressive Technical Work

    With Oakcrest’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins only a couple weeks away, it’s easy to imagine the hours of singing, dancing, and acting rehearsals needed to prepare for this beloved musical. What might not be as obvious is the incredible amount of work that goes into the ambitious technical side of the show.
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  • Oakcrest Announces 2022 Spring Upper School Show

    Oakcrest is pleased to announce this year’s Upper School show, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Performances will take place on February 18 and 19 at the Ernst Community Theater in Annandale, Virginia.
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  • Oakcrest Announces 2021 Fall Theatre Production

    Middle School students will perform Dear Edwina Jr. this fall. The musical, directed by theatre teacher Dr. Kristin O’Malley, will be performed on November 5 and 6 at the Ernst Community Theater in Annandale, Virginia. 
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  • Freshman Accepted Into Prestigious Summer Acting Camp

    Oakie Addison Duncan (‘24) has been accepted into the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.
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  • Alumna Wins Playwriting Contest

    An original short radio play written by Oakcrest alumna Kiley Hatch ('19) has been produced and released by New York City-based Catholic theatre company The Merry Beggars.
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  • Harp Circle Selected to Perform for 2020 VMEA Conference

    Oakcrest's Harp Circle has been selected to perform for the 2020 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Virtual Conference, taking place from November 19-21. 
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