Theatre Arts

2017-2018 Productions

MS Performing Arts Play: "A Wrinkle in Time" November 3 at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.

US Play: “Almost, Maine” November 17 and 18 at 7pm and November 18 and 19 at 2:00 p.m.

LS Grade 5 Musical: February 2 at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.

US Musical: “Into the Woods”

March 2 at 7:00 PM (cancelled due to weather)

March 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

March 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 p.m. (Tickets from Friday will be honored, tickets not available on website, but you can purchase at the door)

MS Musical: “James and the Giant Peach” May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and May 4 at 1:00 p.m.

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Highlighted Courses

Below is a listing of highlighted Theatre Arts Courses. A full list of courses can be found in the Upper School Curriculum Guide.

ACTOR’S STUDIO

This is an advanced level course for students who want to continue their training. New styles and approaches to acting are explored that deepen and strengthen the actor’s dramatic range. This course is for students who are interested in pursuing acting in college or as a career. Prerequisite for the course is Acting 1 and Acting 2.

STAGE COMBAT IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS

Without conflict, there is no drama. The physical manifestation of conflict is violence. This course focuses on the physical conflict in the plays of William Shakespeare. Students learn a variety of historical fighting techniques in preparation to perform them in the context of a scene or play. Classwork also involves comprehending and interpreting Shakespeare’s plays.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Developing good communication skills is essential for success in both academic and professional settings. This course examines and practices the skills involved in speaking to a group. Classwork involves different types of presentations in a variety of contexts, from informative and persuasive speeches to storytelling. Students are expected to write, edit, and deliver speeches in class and in a public forum.

Recent Productions

  • 2017 - Avenue Q
  • 2016 - Sweeney Todd
  • 2015 - Twelfth Night
  • 2015 - Godspell
  • 2014 - The Memo
  • 2014 - Spamalot
  • 2013 - Antigone
  • 2013 - Hairspray
  • 2012 - The Miser