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Don’t Miss Maharishi School Speech Competition Performances This Weekend!

The boundary-breaking tradition of excellence in Speech Competition at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment continues today with the strong performances of the 2017 MSAE Speech team, showing at Spayde Theatre Friday, Feb 24, and Saturday, Feb 25, at 8:00. You won’t want to miss it!  The evening begins with two Ensemble Acting entries. Loreena... Read More »

Maharishi School to Present Theater Cavalcade

Maharishi School students are rehearsing for their annual theater cavalcade and hope you can attend one or more of their performances! The class will present a variety of offerings, including a choral reading called "Water", the Reader's Theater version of the James Thurber play "Many Moons", two ensembles, "The Dancers" by Horton Foot, and "You Can't... Read More »

Maharishi School Theater Students to be Honored at Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

Select students from the Maharishi School theater department will perform in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music director and choreographer at the 2016 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase. Presented by Des Moines Performing Arts, the Showcase will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, June 6 at... Read More »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream This Weekend Only

From Jacqueline Leete, 11th Grade, Student Producer of Midsummer Night's Dream: The Shakespeare Ensemble in collaboration with Maharishi School presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream this Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 at Spayde Theater in the MUM Library building. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 general admission. When asked how he feels about the... Read More »

Glowing Consciousness on Stage at Maharishi School

By Christine Albers I look forward to Maharishi School's annual speech performance every year, but this year was different. As new host mom of Queena Zhou, a 17-year-old boarding student from China who bravely tried out for the speech program, I experienced the program in a very personal way. Queena garnered a small role in the... Read More »

Speech Photos Available

To see fantastic photos taken by Jim Davis of all the wonderful Upper School Speech Competition performances, please click here.

Performances Selected for Speech Festival

After competing in Cedar Rapids at the Iowa High School Speech Association competition, two of Maharishi School’s entries have been selected to perform at the annual All-State Festival in Ames on February 16. Selected to perform are a one act play, The Elephant Man, and a choral reading performance entitled Dream Song. Of the 43 Maharishi... Read More »

All-State Speech Festival Performances Announced

Maharishi School’s Speech teams put on great performances last weekend, to a sold-out theater. Coach, Brendan Thomas said, “the shows were a great success and I'm so glad the students had a chance to perform for such great audiences.” The announcement of the teams selected to perform at the All-State Festival came in late on Sunday.... Read More »

Award Winning Speech Performances February 10-12 at Spayde Theater

This will be a night to remember! Get your ticket before we sell out! Details below:

Speech Teams Triumph at Regional Competition

At the regional competition for the Iowa High School Speech Association in Keokuk, 10 of 12 Maharishi School performances received the highest ranking and will perform in the state competition on February 4th in Cedar Rapids. This year’s performances are again directed by Brendan Thomas, winner of the IHSSA Critic’s Choice Award multiple times both as... Read More »

Speech Showcase March 4-6, 11-12

Enjoy an entertaining night of fantastic performances the weekends of March 4-6 and 11-12 at Spayde Theater on MUM campus. Performances begin at 7:30 March 4, 5, 11, and 12. A 2:00 matinee is scheduled for March 6. General admission is $10, $8 for students. Reserved seating is available for $15 by calling 512-632-8823. Four out... Read More »

Maharishi School Performers Selected For Iowa High School Speech Festival

Four teams from Maharishi School were judged outstanding at the Iowa High School Large-Group Speech Competition in Cedar Rapids on February 5. The following teams have been selected to perform at the Festival this Saturday, February 19 at ISU in Ames: A Musical Theater excerpt from Spamalot, performed by Derek Thatcher, Toby James, Brenton Schwartz, Paul... Read More »

Eight Teams Advance to State Speech Competition

Eight out of nine Maharishi School Teams were selected to advance to the next level of the Iowa High School Speech Competition. The students performed at the district competition Saturday, January 22 at Mediapolis High School. They will continue to the state competition in Cedar Rapids on February 5. The top performers at the state competition... Read More »

Maharishi School Student Wins Top Mime Award

Maharishi School 10th-grader Essa Johnson won the Critics Choice banner, the top award, in the solo mime category at the annual Iowa High School Speech Association All-State Festival Feb. 20 at the Iowa State University Center Ames. Competing against top performers from around the state, Ms. Johnson's performance, entitled Experiment #392: The Transformation, portrayed a mad... Read More »

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