When alumna Siena D’Addario graduated from GFA in 2012, her theatre journey had only just begun. After attending the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and receiving her BFA in Theatre in 2016, D’Addario started her career as a film and theatre actor and producer. She has since returned to campus for her “extra semester” playing a role in the upcoming spring musical, 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.
The Book of Names, GFA’s spring musical, follows the story of immigrants as they move through Ellis island. Sophomore Kendall Caron-Quinn tells the story of Chana, a with child, Jewish immigrant.
Lights, camera, action! This spring, GFA Theatre will unveil a musical unlike any other — written by alumnus Jonathan Bauerfeld ‘12, this new musical The Book of Names will make its debut as a movie streamable anywhere, any time. Peter Adams, a freshman new to the Upper School theatre, thoughtfully recounts his experience throughout this one-of-a-kind process.
GFA’s spring musical The Book of Names, which plans to release this May, is where musicals and movies meet. With production now in full swing, sophomore Chloe Whelan provided her perspective throughout the foreign process.
Production is underway for GFA Theatre's spring musical The Book of Names, written by alumnus Jonathan Bauerfeld '12. The performance, to be released this May as a movie, will be the first of its kind for the program. Watch a behind-the-scenes preview.
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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