Tag: Melody Herzfeld

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Elective teachers find new ways to adapt their courses for eLearning

Since the start of the 2020-21 school year, all classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been taught primarily online through Canvas and Microsoft Teams. While some classes are able to function in a similar way to regular school, certain classes have had to […]

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Herzfeld pictured in her classroom being back in school.

A day in the life of drama teacher Melody Herzfeld

Melody Herzfeld, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School technical theatre, acting and production teacher, has had to adjust her daily routine due to the emergence of e-learning in the current pandemic. This has affected the way she typically connects with her students.  “It’s a new […]

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Daily 8 Count is a program used by drama teacher Melody Herzfeld, developed by Brian Curl. It teaches weekly choreography. Photo courtesy of Jason Hameed

Teachers try to make online classes more interesting

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced students to stay home and complete the fourth quarter of school online through sites like Canvas and Zoom. As a way to boost students’ spirits, teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been trying to make online school […]

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April’s Performer of the Month: Peri Harris

April’s Performer of the Month: Peri Harris

Peri Harris, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been a thespian since first grade. Her first interaction with drama was when she saw a local theater company’s production of “High School Musical” and instantly fell in love with it. As she was […]

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Jared Block directs MSD Drama’s spring musical “Imaginary: A New Musical”

Jared Block directs MSD Drama’s spring musical “Imaginary: A New Musical”

On March 5, 6 and 7, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama department put on the show “Imaginary: A New Musical.”  The show was a success, from the large turnout to the positive feedback from students, parents and faculty who attended.  The show may not have […]

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MSD Drama presents ‘Imaginary: A New Musical’

MSD Drama presents ‘Imaginary: A New Musical’

On March 5, 6 and 7, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama department presented their production “Imaginary: A New Musical.” The show began at 7 p.m. in the John Rusnak auditorium. Available for purchase online, adult tickets cost $13 and student tickets cost $8. Walk-ins […]

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A Pirate’s Life. Seniors Jared Block and Ryan Senatore portray the characters of Smee and Black Stache on the opening night of MSD’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The pair made up the antagonist side of the musical. Photo by Sam Grizelj

MSD Drama Club performs ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Drama Club presented their fall production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, on Nov. 7-9. The play is a prequel to the story of Peter Pan. “From the time that I […]

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Drama Club members put on a Monsters Inc. event in the auditorium. Photo courtesy of Sam Grizelj.

Douglas Drama puts on MSD’s Not So Scary Halloween

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club put on its second annual  “MSD’s Not So Scary Halloween” event on Saturday, Oct. 19, based on the famous Disney event by the same name. Not only was it a small charity drive and club fundraiser, but […]

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MSD drama students gather around one of their nine Cappie awards. Photo by Melody Herzfeld

MSD drama takes home nine Cappies

The Cappies Gala is an award ceremony made to critique and complement various high schools in Broward County on their drama programs productions, it is the high school equivalent of the Tony awards. On May 15, MSD drama took home nine Cappies. The drama club […]

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A Fairy Good Time. Senior Sawyer Garrity played Titania in the play “A Rockin Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD drama takes on Shakespeare with a rock–and–roll twist

For three nights, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and faculty came together as a community to experience the world of Shakespeare with the play “A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed by the Drama Club from March 7-9 in the auditorium. Four hundred and fifty […]

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