Just in time for opening night, the Chicago Tribune Local runs a feature on the Glencoe Junior High Project’s production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL:
Shrek the Musical” opens Thursday, Feb. 5, at Glencoe Central School and audiences can thank the Glencoe Junior High Project, which presents the annual show.
Adam Busch of Deerfield directs 47 actors and 21 crew members featuring Glencoe sixth- through eighth-graders in a fairy tale production based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film.
“Everybody has been working really hard the last couple of months,” Busch said. “It’s about fairy tale characters and learning to accept who you are and loving that.”
“Shrek the Musical supports the philosophy of our SEL curriculum, which is social emotional learning,” said Stacy Pritsker, a parent and show producer. “The Glencoe Junior High Project is based on that exact same premise, be who you are, find your inner self, embrace your differences and be self confident.”
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Sun Times reporter, Karie Angell Luc, does a great job capturing some of the wackiness of the GJHP’s production of LUCKY STIFF. Among the highlights:
Gabe Klewin, 12, a sixth-grader plays the cool and cold body of Tony Hendon, did emerge from his wheelchair during a song.
So Gabe, do you have a speaking part?
The deceased Tony shook his head no. So much for lively conversation, but that didn’t stop [Director Adam] Busch from speaking.
“Come see ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Misner Auditorium this coming Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!,” Busch said. “These guys and the rest of the cast have worked their butt off to do an amazing, high quality show, sure to entertain and make you laugh.”
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Sun Times correspondent Karie Angell Luc stopped
by last Wednesday’s dress rehearsal of LUCKY STIFF to talk to Director Adam Busch and some of the 8th graders who are participating in their third (and final) GJHP musical.
Civic Engagement is an instructional strategy that engages students in their local, national and global community as a learner as well as a social agent. Research has determined that students who are involved in civically engaged activities are more apt to developing a positive youth identity, become more democratically engaged citizens and are more apt to take ownership of their learning and of their world. For this reason, the Glencoe Junior High Project is committed to providing Civic Engagement opportunities to Central School students throughout the year.
The GJHP Civic Engagement Program offers Glencoe middle school students the opportunity to engage with local community members and their organizations for the purposes of building social awareness and civic mindedness. Each month, GJHP offers a continuum of Civic Engagement opportunities to students.
Welcome to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP)!
The Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities for middle school students who reside in Glencoe to engage with the community for the purpose of fostering socially aware, civic-minded and community-oriented individuals. Our four primary program areas are civic engagement, performing arts, social activities, and the Oasis drop-in center. Click here to read more…
Throughout the school year, GJHP offers a variety of supervised social activities. Students are invited to participate in after-school events, school dances, sports outings, and gaming tournaments. These activities aid in creating positive connections between students at all grade levels, and provide a safe place to enrich students’ social development. Learn more…