THE JACLYN LINETSKY Performing Arts PROGRAM
Performing Arts has historically been an important element of the St. George's experience. Whether it be on stage or behind the scenes, most every St. George's student fondly remembers not only their own curricular drama classes, but the many memorable musical and stage productions put on with acting and production talent to rival almost any grown-up amateur theatre troupe in Montreal.
St. George's believes in the importance of the arts in education and that students' experiences in Drama, Music, Dance and Technical Theatre will enrich them for the rest of their lives, not only through creative growth, but with valuable life skills, self-confidence and enhanced self-esteem.
The Performing Arts program is named after former student Jaclyn Linetsky '03 who died just after graduating from St. George's in a tragic car accident. Jaclyn was known as the voice of Caillou and entertained hundreds of thousands of children worldwide. Amongst her many accomplishments, she was the female lead in the television show 15/Love which aired in over 72 countries.
Jaclyn had always credited her stage work at St. George's for giving her career a boost. Her name on our Performing Arts program ensures that Jaclyn will always be remembered and that she will continue inspire generations of St. George's students.
As part of its ECA program, students can sign up for the school play which is held in March and/or the musical production which is performed in December.
Broadway musicals performed at St. George's have included Seussical, Godspell, Avenue Q, Into The Woods, Curtains, The Music Man, Once Upon A Mattress, Guys & Dolls, Applause, Smile, Fiddler On The Roof, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story & Oliver.