Ruppel Academy Receives Macy’s Grant to Perform Musical

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies will perform the holiday stage production “Yes, Virginia the Musical,” thanks to a $1,000 grant from Macy’s. Three performances will take place on Thursday, December 6 at Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies, 710 Amelia Street in Gretna.

Ruppel Academy is one of only 100 schools across the United States awarded the Macy’s grant to help defray production costs for the holiday musical. “Yes, Virginia The Musical” is based on a true story and tells the tale of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus.

Special student performances of “Yes, Virginia” will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The general public is invited to attend the 6:00 p.m. show. Tickets prices are $2 for adults and $1 for students.