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2016-2017 Performances

2017 Spring Showcase: The Lion King, Jr.

Directed by Tanisha Russell

The African savannah comes to life on the MSSD stage this spring with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters from Disney's The Lion King as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


  • April 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. (with audience Q&A afterwards)
  • April 28 and 29, 2017, at 7 p.m.

35th Winter Dance Concert: Extravaganza

Light My Fire Dance Number

This year MSSD celebrates bringing 35 years of outstanding dance performances to the stage of Theatre Malz, highlighting our talented high school dancers and choreographers and introducing audiences to a wide array of professional deaf and hearing dance companies. Join us for this year's "Extravaganza" of dance!


  • February 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. (with audience Q&A afterwards)
  • February 10 and 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Choreographers and Dance Styles: 

  • Sylvana Christopher - Modern
  • Wade Green - Step
  • Diane Hillard - Afro/Hip Hop
  • Ameena Patterson - African Dance
  • Mervin Primeaux - Modern Abstract
  • Yola Rozynek - Modern Emotional
  • Tanisha Russell - Hip Hop

Guest Dance Companies:  

  • Bison With Attitude Dance Company
  • Dynamic Due
  • Gallaudet Dance Company
  • Glade Dance Collective
  • International Pentimento
  • Sunshine 2.0
  • The Wild Zappers/National Deaf Dance Theatre

Fall 2016 Showcase: Dracula

Little Mermaid under the sea

Directed by MSSD Alumnus Seth Washington '13

Beware of the buyer! Count Dracula wants to buy an estate in England. An unsuspecting real estate agent, Jonathan Harker, visits Dracula at his castle in Transylvania to close the deal. Harker finds himself caught up in the world of vampires and the undead. Will he survive? Come and find out at MSSD's production of Bram Stoker's 19th century thriller.


  • November 3, 2016, at 10 a.m. (with audience Q&A afterward)
  • November 4 and 5, 2016, at 7 p.m.