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Upper School Theater Arts Night Showcases Student Work
Posted 01/08/2015 10:38AM

More than 50 students from the acting, musical theater, dance, and technical theater classes shined at this year’s Theater Arts Night (TAN).

Kicking things off was a presentation explaining the various components of technical theater, from set design and construction to lighting and sound. Examples from this year’s Upper and Middle School plays highlighted this behind-the-scenes work that is often overlooked, providing recognition for the students in the tech crew.

Students from the “Dance as an Art” and “Intermediate/Advanced Dance” classes performed two dances, and students from the “Musical Theatre Workshop” presented a group number, “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek the Musical. Each of the three musical theater students also performed a solo piece.

The ninth graders from the “Introduction to Theater” class tackled Shakespeare, performing two scenes from Romeo and Juliet. The tenth graders in “Acting I” presented two scenes from Waiting for Lefty, a 1935 play by American playwright Clifford Odets about a meeting of cab drivers who are planning a labor strike.

Juniors and seniors from the “Advanced Acting” class focused on monologues, which varied in style from Tom Stoppard selections to West Side Story, and from Good Will Hunting to Shakespeare, among others.


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