A Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


2023-24 Season

Spring Season

All-School Musical: Shrek

Friday, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m.


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Small Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, March 6, 2024, 7:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from Jan. 23)

This concert showcases Middle School and Upper School ensembles, including the Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, Girls a Capella, Boys a Capella, Quakers Dozen and The Naturals.

Spring Concerts

Upper School Band and Chorus Concert, April 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Middle School Band and Chorus Concert, May 1, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Lower School Spring Concerts, May 23, 2024:

  • Grades 3, 4 and 5: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
  • Grades Pre-K, K, 1 and 2: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

For students interested in stage crew, stage management, lighting or sound, please see Michael Roche and Ari Baker.


Fall Season

Winter Concerts

Upper School: Dec. 6, 2023, 7-9 p.m.
Middle School: Dec. 11, 2023, 7-9 p.m.
Lower School: Dec. 15, 2023

  • Grades 3, 4, and 5, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
  • Grades K to 2, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Past Productions

All performances will take place in the Ball Theater, David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts at Penn Charter.