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MSSD Performing Arts Program

The Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) Performing Arts Program cordially invites you to attend our performances this season, perfect for audiences of all ages.

All performances:

Theatre Malz, at MSSD on the campus of Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695


  • $8 – Adults
  • $7 – College students/senior citizens with I.D.
  • $5 – Children (ages 13-17)
  • $3 – Children (ages 4-12)
  • Free – Children (ages 3 and under)
  • $3 - Per person for school groups


E-mail Yolanta.Rozynek@gallaudet.edu, call (202) 651-5031, or fax (202) 651-5109.

Fall Showcase: Once Upon a High School

Directed by Sara Moore

Once Upon a High School

Your favorite fairytale characters have their world turned upside down! When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella's stepsisters, the Woodsman, Little Riding Red Hood, and Sleeping Beauty all experience high school life. As harsh reality seeps in, they break free of their patterns and discover that they can be their own heroes. 

 2014 performance dates:

  • Thursday, November 6, at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m.

MSSD's 33rd Winter Dance Concert: On the Beat

Produced/Directed by Yola Rozynek

  Dancing Feet

Audiences will experience a myriad of dance styles, including jazz, modern, ballet, funk, African, hip-hop, emotional, and contact improvisation, as expressed by talented MSSD dancers and a variety of professional guest companies. 


  • MSSD student choreographers: Oscar Zayas and Lynicia Maynard
  • Special guest choreographers from professional dance companies

2015 performance dates:

  • Thursday, February 5, at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, February 6, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 7, at 8 p.m.

Spring Production: Pinocchio

Directed by Tami Santimyer


Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet but dreamed of becoming a real child. A fairy brings him to life and assigns him Jiminy Cricket as his conscience. The puppet-boy is prone to telling lies that make his nose grow longer with each telling. He will go through many adventures before earning the right to fulfill his dream of becoming a real boy.

2015 performance dates:

  • Thursday, April 30, at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m.