Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, by Tom Stoppard, is one of those bellwether plays: a unique combination of homage to and parody of the greatest play in the English language. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this existentialist play is the fabulously inventive tale of Shakespeare's Hamlet as told by two of its most minor characters.
All Lower School students, 85% of Middle School students, and more than half of the Upper School students are actively involved in excelling in musical and theatrical pursuits.
This weekend Upper School students raised voices and money to help victims of last fall's devastating storms.
It might seem odd to be able to relate to a villain. And yet, during a break in rehearsal for the upcoming production of The Lion King Jr., actors Nancy Duer (seventh grade) and Karsten Rynearson (eighth grade) are locked in conversation, earnestly pleading a case for the show’s most notorious bad guy.
Save the Children will be the recipient of the funds raised at this year's Harmony for the Homeless. The annual event will be an evening of "Pop 2K" music and entertainment, featuring the school's two a cappella groups, the Beachers and the Blues, as well as ensemble and solo performances from student singers and musicians.
Upper School theater students recently had an amazing opportunity to connect with Broadway and screen actress Janine DiVita (also alumnus Richard Del Bello's wife) for a master class on singing:
In 2015, GFA celebrated the opening of its new Performing Arts Center to showcase both the performing and visual arts. But more importantly, it provides a state-of-the-art space for students to get down to the daily work of scene and costume design, theater technology, public speaking, rehearsing, and working on their craft.