Varient Show & Art Exhibit

  • The MES Variety Show is Morningside’s annual, performing arts spectacular sponsored by the PTA. Founded and directed for 24 years by retired MES teacher Beth Burney, the Variety Show & Art Exhibit is now directed, in its 28th year.
    Theme: The Greatest Show
    • Art Exhibit: February 10, 2019, time: TBD
    • Variety Show: February 10, 2019, time: TBD
    Where: Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech 
  • Participant Information

    Important Dates: 
    • Audition SignUp & Art submission Open: December 3rd
    • Last day to Signup for Auditions: December 21st
    • Audition Day: January 10th
    • Audition results emailed to parents: January 13th 
    • Deadline to sign up for Halftime Show: January 15th
    • Deadline to sign up for Art Exhibit: January 15th
    • Art Work Submissions due to front office: January 18th
    • Dress Rehearsal at Georgia Tech Ferst Center: January 27th 
    • Variety Show and Art Exhibit: February 10th

    How to be a part of the show…

    • Students who would like to participate in the show should complete the Online Audition Form/Art Submission Form during the registration window, December 3rd-21st.   The online form will be available here and in the Digital Dolphin.
    • Auditions for the Variety Show will be held January 10 during the school day.  Parents are welcome to attend their child’s audition.  Parents will receive an email by January 13th letting them know if their child’s act was selected for the show.
    • All students whose audition act are not selected are encouraged to participate in the Halftime Show.  The Halftime Show is a large, energetic group number with fun choreography suited for a range of dance abilities, usually with music related to the show’s theme.
    • Practice Dates for the Halftime Show will be determined closer to the show date.
    • All art entries, as long as they are based on the theme, “The Greatest Show,” will be included in the art exhibit.



    Sponsorships Supporting the Arts at MES:

    The families and staff at MES believe that the arts are very important to our school. Most of our arts programs, however, including the Variety Show & Art Exhibit, are not funded by our local public school system. This year we are asking for your support as a sponsor to help sustain and enhance these arts programs for our MES students. 

    Parents can support the show by purchasing a VIP Ticket Package. A limited number of VIP Ticket Packages will be available in our Online MES PTA Store in January. Parents will be informed of VIP Sales Dates via the Digital Dolphin and will be included in emails regarding Variety Show details. 

    The VIP Ticket Package includes:

    • Four 1stor 2nd row seat tickets
    • Variety Show and Art Exhibit T-Shirt
    • Variety Show and Art Exhibit DVD




    Our Show typically sells out!  Get your tickets early! 

    • General Tickets - General Tickets to the show will be on sale in January through the Georgia Tech Ferst Centerr Box Office.  Ticket on-sale dates will be communicated to parents of participating students via email and to the entire student body in the Digital Dolphin. 
    • VIP Ticket Packages - see details in Sponsorship Information above
      • Four 1stor 2nd row seat tickets
      • Variety Show and Art Exhibit T-Shirt
      • Variety Show and Art Exhibit DVD

     * Performers in the Variety Show will not require a ticket.  Anyone other than performers that would like to attend the show will need a ticket. 



    Variety Show Committee:

    All meetings will be in the Media Center at 9:15 am.

    • September 28
    • October 19
    • November 16
    • December 14
    • January 11
    • January 25
    • February 8


    PTA VARIETY SHOW CO-CHAIRS: Kelli Hadfield & Ginger Pursley

2018/19 Dolphin Donors

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