Even in the very rough, almost shambolic early days when things were, shall we say, quite loose, I thought that this band was really special, that the potential was there for something really amazing.
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.
Director of Theatre Programs, Stephen Stout, announced today that he recently secured the rights for the Upper School theatre program to perform the musical Spamalot in the fall.
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.
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.
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.