Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pershing Middle's Actors, University City High's Artists Team for Show

UC High students paint the backdrop
 UC High students paint the backdrop.
Pershing Middle School's recent production of "Fiddler On The Roof" had an extra rich look thanks to artists across town at University City High School.

Students in the high school's ArtsTECH Academy created the backdrop mural for the San Carlos area middle school's of “Fiddler on the Roof."

ArtsTECH Academy, a California Partnership Academy, is a three-year program where each student is immersed in an arts-focused curriculum incorporating technology, design, and theatrical skills. ArtsTECH Academy prepares students for college and careers in various industry sectors, focusing primarily on the Arts, Media and Entertainment Industry.

Students in ArtsTECH design and create the backdrop mural paintings for the middle school. The opportunities that arise while assisting Pershing’s drama program gives ArtsTECH students a glimpse of real-world situations.

For more information about ArtsTECH Academy at University City High School, please contact Lauriel Adsit, ArtsTech Coordinator, at

Performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" were held in December at Pershing, part of the ongoing drama classes at the school and the resident PrimeTime after-school program. Auditions are under way for the upcoming production of "Grease," which will be staged in March. Adult volunteers are always needed to help with costumes, props, photography and other tasks. For more information on the Pershing program, contact drama teacher Terry Miller at