Students at Marion-Sterling brought the magic of Cinderella to their annual spring musical on Friday, May 12 at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus’s Little Theater. The third through fifth grade scholars at Marion-Sterling were one of only four Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools selected to perform a Disney-inspired musical, and the only CMSD Investment School.
The students sang, danced and performed the classic version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to a packed-house. The story is based on the French fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault. The story is about a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.
“The kids enjoyed the story and being on stage. They really did shine,” said Ashley Gulley, site coordinator, Marion-Sterling Elementary School. “The crowd laughed and cried together throughout the production. The students were so happy to show case their talents.”
Promise Neighborhood engagement manager Joe Black attended the Marion-Sterling production of Cinderella and gave it a rave review.
“The performance was absolutely amazing. All the students involved seemed to have fun include the stage crew,” Black said. “The cast had natural chemistry as each actor seemed to feed off the energy of the others. Overall, I couldn’t be more proud of the students, their families, and the school for putting on such an amazing production.”
Residents are invited to share their opinions on planned cuts to the No. 8 Cedar bus schedule.
Greater Cleveland RTA added a public hearing in Cleveland Central from 5-7 p.m. Monday (April 4). It will be at the CMHA Senior High Rise, 2320 E. 30th St.
As has been shared here, RTA plans to stop evening and weekend service on the No. 8 Cedar line. Promise Ambassador LaQueta Worley told local media last month how the cuts will hurt local residents. In addition to other route service changes, the plan also calls an increase in regular fares and paratransit service.
Residents are encouraged to explain how those bus cuts will affect them. If you can’t attend the meeting but want to share your story, contact Kaela Geschke of Campus District Inc. at 216.287.4535.
The No. 8 bus takes passengers to and from the Cedar-University Rapid Station, University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic, as well as churches along the route, including Antioch, St. James AME, and Mt. Gillion.
Marion-Sterling students brought The Lion King to life before a standing-room only crowd March 4 at Cuyahoga Community College main campus.
“Our students were outstanding, performing with poise, professionalism, and absolute joy,” says Cathy Kopinsky, project coordinator at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, who works with the neighborhood and school.
She also commended teacher/director Megan Kasarda, choreographer Chrissy Williams, and costume designer Raeshaunna Garner for all their time and effort to making it happen and showing their love for the students.
Some of the Marion-Sterling students also joined students from four other schools in a joint performance of the musical numbers at the Cleveland Playhouse on March 7.
A special thanks to Zelma Brown, Adrianna Chestnut, Cathy Kopinsky, and Joe Black for sharing the pictures.