Students interested in participating in drama have many options. The Upper School stages a major musical production in the fall, often participates in the Massachusetts State Drama Festival in the winter, and stages plays or musical reviews 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. All theatre activities are held after school, except for the Acting elective in the Upper School.
Middle School students perform a musical in the spring. Recent shows include Honk!, Jr. and Pirates of Penzance. All students work in the state-of-the-art theater, mentored by teachers and artists, most of whom pursue their own work as directors, musicians, dancers, actors, or designers in the Boston arts community.
In 2001, the School completed the Sweeney-Husson building which houses the theatre. The 250-seat theatre was updated in 2018 with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. The theatre houses our musical theatre productions, plays, dance performances, instrumental music concerts, guest speakers, and class meetings.