2019-20 Season

Upper School Play: Charles Dickens' Ghost Stories

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m.


Directed by Eva Kay Noone

By David John Preece

Beguiled in early childhood by his nursemaid's grim and ghoulish stories, Charles Dickens harbored all through his life a fascination with ghosts, apparitions and chilling coincidence. This play is a collection of eerie tales, told in story theater-style, from the greatest storyteller of all. The stories are a lively mixture of comedy, pathos and the supernatural and include: "The Signal-man," "The Bagman's Uncle," "The Letter from Afar," "Trial for Murder," "The Queer Chair," "Sisters From Perth," "The Portrait Painter" and "The Lawyer and the Ghost."

To learn more about auditions, what to prepare, rehearsals and the plays, visit the show’s website.
 

Winter ConcertsUpper School Band and Choral Concert
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Middle School Band and Choral Concert
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Lower School Spring Concerts
Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
 

Small Ensemble Concert 

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Snow date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Upper School Musical: Addams Family

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
aturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Michael Roche

Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now a young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, Wednesday has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

To learn more information, visit the the show's website. Contact Michael Roche for information on audition materials. 

Middle School Play: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet 

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Directed by Ariel Baker, Christine Pearsall and Michael Roche

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines — similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script.

For those interested in stage crew, stage management, lighting or sound, please see Mr. Roche and Ms. Baker.

Spring Concerts

Upper School Band and Choral Concert
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Middle School Band and Choral Concert
Monday, April 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Lower School Spring Concerts
Friday, May 21, 2020 
Grades 3, 4, and 5, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Grades Pre-K to 2, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. 

Performing Arts Banquet and Portfolio NightFriday, May 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the Kurtz Center Choral Room

All other performances will take place in the Ball Theater, Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts.