Theater Department releases 2013-2014 productions, dates

The Upper School Theater Department announced “Hairspray” as the fall musical, “The Matchmaker” as the winter play and the annual Playwrights Festival as the spring production. “Hairspray,” co-directed by performing arts department head Rees Pugh and performing arts teacher Michele Spears, will be Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Audition materials will be released in mid-to-late […]

Stand outs

Students and faculty were recognized for their contributions to the school at the Awards Assembly Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the the Bishop’s Medal and Veritas Award, the Blanche Nelson Boyle Award, George Coleman Edwards Award and David Justin Rascoff Award will be announced Friday, June 7. Valedictorian – Rhett Gentile ’13 Salutatorian – Ben […]

Alumna marries in school chapel

By Maggie Bunzel Cinema studies and performing arts teacher Ted Walch officiated in the wedding of Claire Cochran ’06 and Kent O’Connor in St. Saviour’s Chapel on Aug. 25. Both Cochran and her older brother Adam Cochran ’04 performed in multiple drama productions that Walch directed. Walch received a license to perform weddings online at […]

OWN show on Walch to air on Saturday

By Ally White An episode of “Real Life: the Musical,” featuring performing arts teacher Ted Walch will air on Friday, August 3. The reality TV show episode was originally scheduled for an earlier broadcast this summer on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  According to the show’s website, a team made up of a professional choreographer, music producers, and […]

Glass artist shares techniques

By Noa Yadidi Matthew Szosz, who was recently selected to take part in an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, spoke to glass students last Thursday about his different techniques and experiences in the art world. Visual arts teacher Dylan Palmer invited Szosz to speak to his fifth and sixth period classes and Directed […]

Walch announces 'Laramie Project' cast list

Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch cast 17 students inthe winter play “The Laramie Project.” Cast List: Cory Batchler Stephen Carr Jake Chapman Molly Chapman Autumn Chiklis Hank Doughan Nadia Dubovitsky Natalie Epstein Lucas Foster Nicholas Healy Nicole Hirschhorn Brooks Hudgins Wyatt Kroopf Xochi Maberry-Gaulke Noah Ross Olivia Schiavelli Hannah Zipperman

Professional playwright holds workshop for writers

By Chloe Lister Professional playwright John Walch, nephew of Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch, had students stare at a pen and call out words beginning with each letter of the alphabet in order in a play writing workshop he taught Oct. 6 for students considering writing one-acts for the Playwrights Festival. There was just one […]

Singing in Spain

By Saj Sri-Kumar   Chamber Singers got standing ovations and cries of “bravo” in response to their performances over a 12-day spring break through Spain. The Chamber Singers toured the country, performing in five different venues in Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid and Seville. The group performed American, classical and Spanish songs in venues ranging from churches […]

Middle school jazz musicians to play at Big Band concert

By Rebecca Nussbaum The middle school jazz band joined forces with two vocalists Friday Feb. 4  for the Big Band jazz concert. Molly Chapman ’14 sang “Almost Like Being in Love,” Aiyana White ’14 sand “The Nearness of You,” and the band performed nine additional numbers.   For the first time, the middle school jazz explorer combo performed two […]

Technical Director leaves for new job at CalArts

By David Lim Middle school performing arts teacher Grant Gorrell is leaving this week for a new position as assistant technical director at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. He has worked at the Middle School for six years as technical director and also taught the Stagecraft and Advanced Stagecraft classes to eighth […]

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