Dramatic and Musical Productions
Students interested in participating in drama have many options. The Upper School stages a major dramatic production in the fall, participates in the Massachusetts State Drama Festival in the winter, and produces a musical in the spring. More experienced students who have shown a commitment to the theatre program may submit a proposal to direct. Students are also encouraged to work as designers, technicians, and stage managers. The Upper School also offers a Technical Theatre elective for students interested in stagecraft: the art of set design, lighting and sound mixing.
Middle School students traditionally perform one Gilbert & Sullivan operetta annually: Utopia Limited, Sullivan and Gilbert, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, or Iolanthe. All students work in the state-of-the-art theatre, mentored by teachers and artists, most of whom pursue their own work as directors, musicians, dancers, actors, or designers in the Boston arts community.