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Arts school students set to shine for community

The Mississippi School of the Arts will present their firstpublic performances Saturday afternoon on the school campus.

“Everybody’s excited,” said Jennifer Jackson, MSA publicrelations officer. “They’ve been working on this for a longtime.”

Jackson said every student at the school is involved in some waywith the school’s first public offering.

“All of their parents and host families have been invited, andwe hope they get to see this,” she said. “We’d love to have thepublic come see this. We appreciate their support, and this is oneway the students can give back to the community.”

The Theater Department will present three scenes from plays indifferent time periods. They will perform a selection from anAncient Greek play by Electra, a medieval English play by Everyman,and an Elizabethan English play by Dr. Faustus.

The first two productions will be outdoors in front of theStudent Life Center and Cooper Hall.

“There will be very limited seating at these performances,”Jackson said. “The third performance will be indoors in the theaterdepartment in Johnson Institute.”

The vocal students are presenting a 45-minute concert in MaryJane Lampton Auditorium at 2 p.m.

“I’ve been hearing the vocal students and, boy, do they soundgood,” she said.

Visual arts students are presenting a gallery of the workthey’ve completed at the school in the Johnson Institute from 3 to3:30 p.m.

“It’s very interesting art,” Jackson said. “I think everyonewill be excited and impressed with it.”