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Chagrin Falls High School Presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Chagrin Falls High School will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on March 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7:00 pm and March 12th at 2:00 pm in the Chagrin Falls High School Performing Arts Center.

Online ticket sales for each show will close four hours prior to curtain. If tickets are still available after that point, they can be purchased at the box office. The box office will open one hour prior to curtain. In the event of a sold out show, any unclaimed tickets may be released 10 minutes prior to curtain. Adults are $15.00; seniors are $12.00 and students are $10.00.

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

The director/producer is Youssef Hamid, music director is Nathan Bachofsky, and the choreographer is Amy Greene.

Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Students are Taking Art Class into their own Hands

Chagrin Falls Intermediate School students are designing their own independent art projects with the help of Chagrin Falls Schools’ Art Teacher Kate Oulton with a new Art Education method.

Up until now, only the Discipline-Based Art Education model had been used to teach the students art. This model would include an art history lesson with an assigned project set within specific parameters. Students would practice reflection, analysis, art criticism and produce similar works of art. However, Oulton began to see that this model was falling short in critical areas of the artistic process; idea generation and trial-and- error.

At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, many students began coming up with their own ideas for independent art projects. Knowing the students wanted a different art experience, Oulton took the summer to research Choice-Based Art Education and found Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB). TAB allows students to experience the entire artistic process, including the freedom to come up with their own ideas for projects. With this teaching style, the teacher becomes a guide and facilitator for the student who must submit a proposal and have a conference with the teacher before proceeding to work on their project. Once the project is approved and the students start working they are able to learn trial and error and understand that failure is an opportunity to improve.

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