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Arcadia presents musical written by students

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  • Becky Kelbaugh/Scottsdale Unified School District

The Arcadia High School’s Technical Theater program, in partnership with the Contemporary Music and Sound (CMAS) program, will present an original, full-scale musical, “Shattered,” written entirely by current Arcadia students Thursday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Jan 18.

Arcadia High School CMAS and Technical Theater students will perform under the direction of teachers Richard Maxwell and Richard Fairchild at the Arcadia High School auditorium at 4703 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18 with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. The cost to attend is $5 and the performances are open to the public.

This musical is a  continuance of the educational trend Arcadia High School began in 2013 with “The Arcadia Project” – their first, highly successful full-scale musical production written entirely by students.

The “Shattered” plot deals largely with bullying, a topic of great importance in many schools today. “Shattered” covers serious ground, taking on the very real situations that some students find themselves in, both at school and home, creating an atmosphere for bullying. The plot also explores the role society can play in both encouraging and hopefully combatting this growing problem.

For information, contact Becky Kelbaugh at: 480-484-6223 or

Scottsdale Unified School District, where we Engage, Educate and Empower Every Student, Every Day. The District and 15 schools have earned the state’s highest A-F Achievement Profile grade – A. All Scottsdale schools are graded as A, B, or C by the Arizona Department of Education. For more information about Scottsdale Unified schools, please visit