• Two SAUSD Schools Awarded 3-Year Disney Musicals in Schools Programming 

    Santiago Elementary K-8 school is now in its second year of the Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) awarded through Segerstrom Center For the Arts (SCFTA).  Not only did the third through fifth grade students put on an amazing performance of The Lion King, the sixth through eighth grade technical theatre students Musicals in Schools  designed incredible sets, costumes and make up to support the actors in an incredible show.

    This year, students from Madison will have the opportunity to participate in their first year with DMIS.  

    With this partnership, participating schools receive rights to a Disney Musical Production.  Through this experience, students are engaged in learning the theatre, music and dance content necessary to participate in a musical.  Teachers are provided professional learning through industry professionals provided by SCFTA to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to put on a production.  Students have the benefit of these artists, particularly in the first year.  The end of the year culminates with all participating schools in Orange County having the opportunity to perform at the Segerstrom Center Performing Arts Center on a professional stage with professional technical support. 

    There are 16 participating schools in Orange County.  This opportunity is awarded after a rigorous grant approval process, including an interview with the school’s staff and administrative leadership.