Hyde School Students Present Performing Arts Show in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Faculty and students at Hyde School have had a busy beginning of year, working together to create an original performing arts production in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Entitled “We Have a Dream: Images from the American Civil Rights Movement.” The piece incorporates dramatic and musical selections and premiered at 3 PM on Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 21, at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath, Maine.  The public joined fellow students and students from Morse High School at the venue, where there was standing room only by the time the curtain rose.

Hyde School has a rich history in producing exciting and entertaining performing arts pieces, and this new work continues the tradition. It highlights significant individuals and events of the civil rights movement, spanning from the early days of slavery in America to present day.

Head of School Don MacMillan was excited to see the show performed, sharing, “Having the piece premier on the holiday honoring Dr. King was especially powerful for the students and faculty involved in the production. All involved with the show’s creation came with a desire and drive to explore the history of civil rights in America with thoughtfulness, creativity and energy.  They also had a lot of fun.”

After a hearty and well-deserved standing ovation, students and faculty from Hyde School joined a group from Morse High School in their annual walk in honor of Dr. King.

Photos from  a recent “We Have a Dream” Rehearsal

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