Avast Ye! Lady Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Cath the Crazed (aka Cathy Berghahn, middle school musical director) presents the middle school musical, Lady Pirates of the Caribbean.

‘Ave a seat landlubbers, as I spin ye a tale. Aye, a tale o’ the swashbucklin’st, shanty singin’st lasses and lads ne’er before seen this side o’ the Pacific. On the eve o’ November the 10th, 11th and 12th, the middle school musical cast and crew presented Lady Pirates of the Caribbean. ‘Twas a tale of bravery an adventure. ‘Twas a tale of the Parrot Island orphans. Such a show of merriment these mates performed, the audience began a cheerin’ an a chantin’ along… Continue reading

Elementary School Parent Share Day

On September 16, the elementary school dedicated a full day to “Parent Share.” Parent Share Day included conferences, which offered valuable opportunity for early parent-teacher meetings to share hopes for the year ahead, and informational sessions by the elementary school specialists, providing insight into what students will experience in their classes. Continue reading

Debra Barsha Brings Broadway to ASIJ

Brent Huber (Musical Director), Mariko Yokosuka (Japan Center co-Director) and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center co-Director) share details on a special visit from singer, songwriter, actress, composer and pianist, Debra Barsha.

Broadway came to ASIJ last week when Debra Barsha held a musical theater audition workshop for our high school students and met with middle school actors and composers. The vibrant Ms. Barsha is currently the Associate Conductor of Broadway’s Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys in New York City and was in Tokyo to attend opening night of the first Japanese production of her show Radiant Baby, a rock musical on the life of artist Keith Haring. Continue reading