If you’re looking for a strong middle school theatre program in the Santa Cruz region, go no further than Monte Vista Christian School. MVC is a private Christian school for students in grades 6 through 12, with extensive theatrical programs in both the Middle and High Schools. Many of the plays and musicals produced by this Morgan Hill area performing arts program feature both Middle School and High School students. Learners can choose from a variety of theatre electives and audition for a variety of productions throughout the year. The Don Price Performing Arts Chapel, a freshly built 450-seat theater, hosted a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, last fall. One parent of a current 8th grader said, “The kids in this performance showed so much versatility. First of all, they were putting on a show during a pandemic! Even though they had to perform 6 feet apart and wear masks, they were poised, confident, and best yet, their performances were so funny!” This middle school theatre program in Watsonville, California will prepare students for the high school level, where they will continue on to receive comprehensive instruction, preparing them for a successful future in the arts.