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Arts Past Performance Highlights

  • Theater
  • Upper School

UPPER SCHOOL MUSICAL
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

March 1, 7:00pm Brown Auditorium
March 2, 7:00pm Brown Auditorium
March 3, 2:00pm Brown Auditorium

Season Subscriber reservations begin Feb 2
Ticket sales open Feb 16
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/77228


Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical Revival, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella tells the endearing tale of a girl who learns to believe in what’s possible. This enchanting fairytale is filled with stunning orchestrations, witty dialogue, and features a new cast of characters (and a few new songs, too!) set in a kingdom ruled by a well-intentioned but misaligned prince. Douglas Carter Beane’s refreshing book will empower royals everywhere to rule with kindness and fairness – while reminding you of the magic in every day.

 

  • Middle School
  • Theater
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY 1
THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
By Todd Wallinger

February 11, 2:00pm & 4:00 pm 
Edwards Black Box Theatre

Season Subscriber reservations begin Jan 12
Ticket sales open Jan 26
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/77227

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.

Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

  • Middle School
  • Theater
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY 2
GOLDILOCKS ON TRIAL
By Ed Monk

February 10, 2:00pm & 4:00 pm 
Edwards Black Box Theatre

Season Subscriber reservations begin Jan 12
Ticket sales open Jan 26
https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/77226

Goldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty and sent to prison, or will the truth come out? It's up to Judge Wallabee and some very silly jurors to decide, after hearing testimony from Goldee, the bickering Three Bears, and surprise witness Merwin the Big Bad Wolf, among others...

  • Middle School
  • Theater

8th Grade Musical
MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Book by Kevin DelAguila
Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan
Based on the Dreamworks Animated Picture

January 20, 7:00pm Brown Auditorium
January 21, 2:00pm Brown Auditorium

Season Subscriber reservations begin Dec 9
Public ticket sales open Dec 22

Please purchase your tickets online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/77225.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

  • Dance
  • Upper School

KINKAID DANCE COMPANY
FEEL THE SPIRIT: AN EVENING OF DANCE

November 11, 2023 7:00pm Brown Auditorium
November 12, 2023 2:00pm Brown Auditorium

Join us for an evening of jubilation as the Kinkaid Dance Company performs Feel The Spirit.Feel the rhythm, feel the energy, feel the spirit of an unforgettable evening of dance.

  • Theater
  • Upper School

UPPER SCHOOL FALL MAINSTAGE PLAY
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
A play by Elmer Rice with Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

October 14, 2023 7:00 p.m. Brown Auditorium
October 15, 2023 2:00 p.m. Brown Auditorium

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor, our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, and friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

  • Theater
  • Upper School

The KinkADE Underground presents
JANE EYRE
Adapted by Christina Calvit
Based on the Novel by Charlotte Bronte

October 13, 2023 7:00pm Edwards Black Box Theatre
October 15,
2023 2:00pm Edwards Black Box Theatre

Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her early abusive and lonely experiences to become an accomplished governess at Thornfield, the mysterious home of Mr. Rochester. She is drawn to the master of the house, but their future is destroyed by a secret from his past...a secret that also forces Jane to flee Thornfield into poverty and illness.

Eventually, Jane is able to find family, wealth, and love, but not without a cost. Though faithful to the original story, this adaptation also focuses on Jane's gradual ability to shed the ghosts of her past to become a fully realized person.

KinkADE Underground is an opportunity for our advanced acting students to create an Actor Driven Event (minimal sets, minimal lights, minimal costumes) while working on more thought-provoking literature that challenges both actor and audience to critically think about issues.

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