MICDS actors Hope Keeley ’17, Mollie Lipkowitz ’16, Molly Pfefferkorn ’16, Molly Burgess ’16, Zoe Virant ’15 and Madi Cupp-Enyard ’16 were among the Missouri students invited to perform during Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol on March 10. The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) hosted the event. From band performances to theatrical monologues — Missouri students showed off their skills.
Hope Keeley, Mollie Lipkowitz and Molly Pfefferkorn performed a scene from The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl. The play is a whimsical romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian. Molly Burgess performed a solo from Secret Garden. Zoe Virant and Madi Cupp Enyard were unable to participate because of a scheduling conflict.
A total of 365 elementary to high school aged students performed for legislators, education administrators, teachers, peers and community members. The special occasion started as students sang the “National Anthem” for the House Session and ended with a finale song of “America the Beautiful.”
The program included instrumental ensembles, theatrical scenes, musical selections, artwork and multiple fine arts awards.