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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oakcrest Theatre Department is pleased to announce that this year's spring Upper School Theatre Production will be Antigone, to be performed at Oakcrest on February 19 at 7:30 pm and February 20 at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm.
The Smithsonian Center for Folk Life & Cultural Heritage recently highlighted its collaboration with Oakcrest’s Concert Chorus on a project to promote America’s rich cultural heritage of folk music among young people.
November 11, 2019—Oakcrest’s Concert Chorus has been selected to help launch a new project through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with the goal of promoting America’s rich cultural heritage of American folk music among young people.
May 15, 2019—On May 15, Oakcrest’s Harp Circle performed at the UN Headquarters in New York City for the 25th Observance of the International Day of Families and 25th Commemoration of the International Year of the Family.