Choreographer Carole Schweid is stepping out from behind the curtain to share how her life of theater led to GFA, how she connects with a younger generation, and her thoughts on playing a new role in the upcoming production of The Book of Names.
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.
Music Director Ben McCormack is stepping out from behind the curtain to share what he loves most about theater and working with GFA students.
The spring musical, The Book of Names, is one unlike any other. Its story of the journey taken by hopeful American immigrants was written by GFA alumnus Jonathan Bauerfeld ’12 and writing partner Casey Kendall. The team collaborated with the Director of Theatre Programs Stephen Stout to adapt the music, characters, and length of the show specifically for GFA and its students.
The GFA Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble released their virtual winter concert today, a first for the department.
Elizabeth Jones '23 shares her experience playing the title role of Diana in GFA's virtual production of Diana of Dobson's.
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.
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