Tag: Melody Herzfeld

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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English teacher Felicia Burgin protests in front of MSD with other teachers. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD teachers protest recent administrative changes

At 7:15 a.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marquee over 60 faculty members met, signs in hand, and stood in protest. After the decision to remove and investigate Assistant Principals Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf from MSD, many […]

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#NeverAgain. An eagle sculpture donated by a middle school art class in Miami, Florida stands 7 feet tall in the senior courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Miami art class donates eagle sculpture

On July 5, 2018, Maggie Vidal-Santos, a middle school art teacher at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K8, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, delivered a seven foot eagle sculpture to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was ultimately installed in the senior courtyard. Vidal-Santos had […]

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