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Student Life

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department supports a variety of co-curricular opportunities in drama, choral and orchestral music, and dance. Students are given the opportunity to grow as artists, collaborate with their peers, and perform beautiful productions of theater, music, and dance. See below for a complete list of opportunities and more information on how to reserve tickets.    

2019-20 Season

This year's shows will be announced soon. Contact Steve Borowka, Performing Arts Department Chair, with any quesitons. 

Upper School Fall Play: The Art of Coarse Acting
Auditions: September 23 & 24
Performances: December 13, 14, 15

Middle School Play: Metamorphoses 
Auditions: November 25, 26
Performances: February 7, 8, 9

School Musical: TBD
Auditions: January 8 & 9
Performances: April 17, 18, 19

Fifth & Sixth Grade Play:  Elinda
Auditions: February 
Performances: April 30, May 1

US Autumn Choral & Orchestra Concert: November 21, 7pm
US Jazz Winter Concert: December 11, 7pm
MS (6-8) Winter Concert: December 18, 5pm
US Spring Concert: April 29, 7pm
US Jazz Concert: April 30, 7pm
MS (5-8) Spring Concert: May 20, 5pm

Mark Your Calendar!

List of 3 events.

  • Upper School Jazz Concert

    US Jazz Conert for students in Bob Rosen's US courses
  • Fall Play

    Peformances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Location The Vineyard Theater 
    Vineyard Theater
  • Fall Play

    Peformances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Location The Vineyard Theater
    Vineyard Theater
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