GFA Concert Choir presents "Lean On Me", featuring 53 GFA Upper School students.
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.
Senior spring is usually a magical time, filled with celebratory events. These traditions — enjoyed for decades by GFA graduates — cannot happen in the same way for this year's senior class. In celebration of the Class of 2020, GFA alumni came together in singing the school's Alma Mater.
With social distancing in place, theatre seniors and Director of Theatre Programs gathered for one last photo in the Performing Arts Center, honoring both their love and commitment of theatre throughout their Upper School experience.
While the spring production of Romeo & Juliet may have not materialized in person, as they say in show business, the show must go on! Prior to spring break, the cast and crew were hard at work preparing a show to remember, and while plans have changed, the plan to deliver something to leave a lasting impact remained.
By Stephen Stout
Director of Theatre Programs
Passion is only reinforced in times of uncertainty. The importance to have that one thing that can drive and motivate you no matter the circumstance is at an all-time high. I read somewhere that passion means a “willingness to suffer for what you love.” Yes. But it also means Joy, Fervor, Devotion, Ardor, Dedication, Zest, Eagerness, even Frenzy and Heat.
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.
Little Shop of Horrors: Behind the Scenes