SPEF 5th Grade Musical

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) Presents: Descendants: The Musical!

South Pasadena Educational Foundation and Upstage Theatre Schools present the South Pasadena Unified School District production of Descendants: The Musical! Join SPUSD 5th Grade students in this One-Act musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs! Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?Fifth-grade students from all three elementary schools start rehearsing their lines, songs, and dance numbers in October in preparation for Performance weekend in February.

The annual Fifth Grade Musical is part of SPEF’s Afterschool program and is a South Pasadena tradition. Productions have been self-sustaining in past years, with all staff and expenses covered by ticket sales and student tuition.

There are four shows:

  • Friday, February 2nd, 7:30 pm (Blue Cast)
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 4:00 pm (Blue Cast)
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 7:30 pm (Red Cast)
  • Sunday, February 4th, 2:00 pm (Red Cast)

Tickets start at $10, and a Live Stream Package is available by donation.

The show is not possible without the amazing leadership and creativity of Adrian Cohen, Artistic Director of Upstage Theatre Schools & his Team who help make sure the show can go on! Thank you!

Since 2011, SPEF has hired Upstage Theatre Schools to be the production team for SPEF’s 5th Grade Musical.  Upstage Theatre Schools is a provider of performing arts education for young people aged 5-15 years old in many Southern Californian locations, including South Pasadena.  For more information on Upstage, go to https://www.upstageschools.com.

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