Padua’s Drama Camp Concludes with Performances of Disney’s musical, “The Descendants”

June 26th, 2023 | News

Padua’s two-week long Drama Camp culminated with weekend performances June 24th and June 25th of the hit Disney musical, The Descendants. The story about the offspring of famous Disney villains who are offered an opportunity to attend school alongside the children of their sworn enemies features beloved characters and hit songs from the popular Disney Channel films. The newcomers are challenged when they must decide if they want to carry on their parents’ wicked ways or choose a better path. The students in grades 6-12 worked on acting skills, singing, dancing, stagecraft, and lighting under the direction of Padua’s Mrs. Tamara Plaster and Ms. Kira Seaton, a member of Tri-C West’s music faculty. The story of redemption and good overcoming evil was enjoyed by packed houses each night. A special thanks to Padua’s faculty, alumni, and current students who helped make the camp such a successful and fun experience for our future Bruins, six of whom were children of Padua alumni! Great job Bruins!

Stage Director: Ms. Kira Seaton- Music Faculty at Tri-C West

Assistant Director: Miss Eileen Herlihy ’09

Acting Coach: Miss Liz Malloy ’11

Music Director: Mr. Charlie Ligus- Music Education Major

Vocal Coach: Mr. Jared Plasterer- Music Faculty Parma City Schools

Choreographer: Miss Molly Rosales ’22

Costumer: Mrs. Debbie Herlihy

Graphic Designer: Mrs. Nickie Kubit

Box Office Manager: Mrs. Ann-Marie DiPaolo ’86

Lighting Designer: Mr. Josh Dunham ’21

Lighting Assistant: Miss Hope Heinle ’23

Camp Administrator/Set Design: Mrs. Tamara Plasterer


Current Padua Bruins

Drums: Matthew Iacobelli

Sound: Kaleigh Dunham

Tech Crew: Tessa Bender and Kenda; Holter (follow spot operators)

Camp Assistant: Jimmy Young

Campers: Casey Boyer, Madeline Chojnacki, Joey Garey, Gideon Serrano,