2021-2022

The new year brings unique and exciting opportunities for our students. While the pandemic continues to impact the Performing Arts, we do feel fortunate to be able to provide LIVE on-campus performances this year.

Between the robust curricular offerings in design, acting, instrumental, and vocal performance and the plentiful opportunities in the afternoon program (including our musicals, the fall band, and dance to name a few) students have many outlets to learn, grow, and share their work.

We say this almost every year, but we have a feeling—given the circumstances—it’s especially true this year: Places, please. It’s going to be another extraordinary year!


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Fall

UPPER SCHOOL
The Apocalypse Project
November 11, 12, 13 at 7pm
Instrumental Music Concert
November 14, 3 pm
Choral Concert
November 16 at 7 pm
Actors’ Showcase
November 18 at 11:45 am
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Failure: A Love Story
October 28 and 29 at 6 pm
Fall Music Exhibit
November 17 at 6 pm

Winter

UPPER SCHOOL
The Play of Delights
January 27, 28, 29 at 7pm
Choral Coffeehouse
February 1 at 7 pm
Advanced Theater: She Kills Monsters
February 24 and 25
Instrumental Music Concert
March 1 at 7 pm
Choreography Foundations Showcase
March 8
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Musical: TBA
February 10 and 11 at 6 pm
Winter Music Exhibit
March 10 at 6 pm

Spring

UPPER SCHOOL
Private Music Lessons Recital
April 12 at 7 pm
Choral and Instrumental Music Concert
May 2022
Musical: TBA
May 19. 20. 21 at 7 pm
Foundations of Theater 10 Minute Playfest
June 3
Choreography Foundations Showcase
Date: TBA
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Spring Music Exhibit
June 7 at 6 pm

How we choose our plays & musicals

Plays and musicals are thoughtfully chosen based on many factors. First and foremost in our decision-making process is the specific make-up of the cast that we have for any given process. Shows are chosen to provide the appropriate amount of challenge while introducing students to a range of experiences throughout their time at Beaver. We look at the student and community experience over the course of a year and over the course of their time at Beaver to ensure they are exposed to a range of genres. Special care is taken to choose playwrights who reflect a range of identities and experiences.

We commit to consistently examining the play selection process to ensure we are continuing to grow in this area. When exploring culture and experiences outside of our own, we will work to research and bring people into the work that will ensure we are rooting the process and product in inclusive, authentic perspectives.

Auditions
We strive to create a welcoming environment for students with less experience while challenging more experienced students. Auditions may include scene work, improvisation, singing, dancing, writing, collaborative games, and other activities, depending on the needs of the production. Although there are some activities that every student participates in, it is typical for each student to have a unique audition experience. It is not necessary for each student to read for every role since the director can gather relevant information from various activities and apply it to the casting.


COVID-19 policies & protocols

We are excited to welcome live performances back to campus! We are staying apprised of the latest developments and recommendations and will communicate the safety protocols closer to the events. You can read all our 21-22 COVID-19 policies and protocols here.