2023-2024

The new year brings unique and exciting opportunities for our students.

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
Radium Girls
November 9, 10, 11 at 7 pm
Instrumental Music Concert
November 12 at 3 pm
Choral Concert
November 14 at 7 pm
Actors’ Showcase
November 16 at 2:20 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Alibis
October 26 and 27 at 6 pm
Fall Music Exhibit
November 15 at 6 pm

Winter

UPPER SCHOOL
Only In Dreams
January 25, 26, 27 at 7 pm
Choral Coffeehouse
January 30 at 7 pm
Advanced Theater: Humpty Dumpty
February 22 at 7 pm and February 23 at 5 pm
Instrumental Music Concert
February 27 at 7 pm
Foundations of Choreography Showcase
February 29 at 12 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Newsies
February 8 and 9 at 6 pm
Winter Music Exhibit
March 5,6,7

Spring

UPPER SCHOOL
Private Music Lessons Recital
April 9 at 7 pm
Choral and Instrumental Music Concert
May 5 at 3 pm
Mama Mia!
May 16, 17, 18 at 7 pm
Foundations of Theater 10 Minute Playfest
May 31 at 12 pm
Foundations of Choreography Showcase
June 3 at 12 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Spring Music Exhibit
May 30 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.