New World School of the Arts’ 25th Anniversary celebration has begun! The school has prepared one of the most anticipated events & performance calendars in its young history, for your enjoyment. With a warm welcome, the excitement at New World School of the Arts escalates as they explore new partnerships and alliances that not only benefit the students and supporters, but also brings a renewed level of energy to Miami.
As a 25th Anniversary spotlight NWSA presents The Rising Stars showcase; a three-part program celebrating the talents of its high school and college students in both the performing and visual arts. It begins with an exhibition of artworks by NWSA, followed by a performance of dance, music and theater and concludes with an evening gala in celebration of yet another year of academic and artistic excellence.
Also in celebration of the 25th year anniversary, NWSA college will launch their theater season in a grand and daring scale, as it presents the Tony-award winning musical Spring Awakening, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by NWSA theater faculty and renowned actor James Randolph, this musical highlights the artistic talent of the college sophomores, juniors and seniors.
A controversial play, due in part to its sexual connotations in the western culture, Randolph notes that:
“This play has had a life in Universities because it deals with those issues that directly impact the youth of this country. In fact it was produced at New World School of the Arts in 1994. Having been familiar with it in graduate school but seeing it performed, I was truly engaged and intrigued.”