Re: South Pacific on PBS

john-strand on #107854

Apropos this post, and a previous thread remarking on the sad demise of high school type programs for the performing arts – Nick Mayo is in the chorus in this production and has been with it since it opened on Broadway – he has also been an understudy for the part of Lt. Cable – he got his start here in San Antonio at the Northeast School for Performing Arts which is a magnet school branch of the Northeast Indpendent School District – they have turned out some incredibly talented folks over the years who are successful in the entertainment business and indeed, Nick went on to graduate from Julliard –
unfortunately with all the current school funding woes NESA has been forced to charge 5200.00 tuition per student just to keep the program going for at least another year – this naturally eliminates any number of talented students who could otherwise benefit from an opportunity such as this – on the other hand, NEISD has just built another brand new state of the art football stadium – it just seems to me that if they could do that, they could find the money to fund this fantastic arts program – but then, football is king in Texas – – – too bad for talented kids in this area – – – –