Musical Theater

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

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This year’s spring musical was Seussical Jr. All of the students involved worked very hard to put on multiple incredible performances and they truly shined on stage and behind the scenes. Here is what some of the teachers who worked with them on this production had to say.

“As with Dr. Seuss books, Seussical is a fantastical and sometimes chaotic musical.  The students needed an enormous amount of concentration and energy to keep all of those moving parts in order and to tell the story of Horton and the Whos.  In both performances, never was a line dropped or an entrance missed.  To a member, the cast was performing in unison to deliver a message of belonging.  I am so proud of what they accomplished.” –Bryan, Performing Arts Teacher

 

“The students in Tech Theater worked tirelessly on Seussical to create a student-led production. Students in Technical Theater sewed costumes, touched up backdrops, and built props up until the curtain rose. Students created whimsical hair and makeup looks for each character and lights and sound added to the atmosphere and drama. Stage managers organized their peers backstage and ensured that every scene went off without a hitch. Each student should be extremely proud of their ability to stage a full musical production!”
Anna, Interim Visual Arts Instructor

Cast and crew of FAME Jr. ‘made magic’

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With a talented cast and crew, audiences were delighted with a wonderful performance of the Westside School fall musical of Fame! Jr. last night and this afternoon.

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Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.

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With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

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Special thanks to Westside School parent Jenn Devenyns Finley for some of the beautiful photography that captured this magical performance!

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It’s Showtime!

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Theater Masks

We hope you can join us in the next two months for Westside School Spring Performances

Schedule 2016

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Beats & Breaks and Just Dance Showcase

Acting & Improv Showcase Presents

13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview        

Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Jana and Hayley’s class and Middle School Musical Theatre class presents

The Wizard of Oz

Friday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.

All third grade and Middle School Musical Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

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Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Signe and Kate’s class and

Middle School Musical Theatre class present

The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday, June 1  at 9:15 a.m.

Mini Spring Fling

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten

Coffee in Gallery at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 1  at 6:30 p.m.

Middle School Spring Showcase

Instrumental Ensembles, Dance, A Cappella

Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Lower School Spring Fling

Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Class of 2016 Graduation ~ fifth grade performs