Our Performing Arts program supports diverse classes in the performing arts in addition to two major Middle School stage productions each year. Taught by Performing Arts instructor Leslie Reddick, middle school students rotate each year through different areas of emphasis in the performing and creative arts, including oral interpretation, creative movement and dance, advertising, and presenting senior speeches. Classwork is designed to help students build their self-confidence, develop an appreciation for the performing arts, and refine their presentation skills. In the annual fall and spring Middle School productions, students audition for roles, create sets and costumes, and learn how to run sound and lights. Through it all, they are given the opportunity to showcase their talents and push their creativity to new heights.
The school supports a chapter of the International Thespian Society, for which inductions are held each spring. A Middle School Thespian Award is presented annually at graduaton to a member of the graduating class for outstanding performance or technical support in the school productions.
A Production Thespian Award is given after each prodcution to an actress, actor and techie for outstanding work and professionalism during the rehearsal and performance process.
GSL Performing Arts also co-hosts the annual Middle School Theatre Conference with Hutchison School. Any middle schooler who is interested in a day of fun and activity is encouraged to sign up for the conference. This year the conference is scheduled for TBA.
Disney's Beauty & The Beast
Cllck the link below to see production photos.
GSL Performing Arts Announcements
The GSL Middle School supports two theater productions each year, a fall play and a spring musical.
Auditions for the spring musical will be Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 from 3:10 - 4:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 2016 from 2:25 - 4:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts room.
Pick up from auditions and rehearsals will always be on Belvedere Blvd.
First rehearsal - Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 from 3:10 - 5:00 in the Performing Arts room.
You will need to learn one of the posted songs to sing for auditions. The songs will be posted November 1, 2016.
Performance dates are March 30 - April 1, 2017.
Please review this Rehearsal Schedule. This is an ensemble piece. Ensemble shows work best when everyone can be at as many rehearsals as possible. Please note that beginning March 20th ALL rehearsals are MANDATORY.
Audition Songs - You will need to learn one of the songs below to sing for auditions. You may learn any song you like regardless of who is singing the guide vocals.
Performance Lab 2016 -17
Acting 101 Bootcamp
Performance Lab is an afterschool course that allows students the opportunity to hone their performance skills without the pressure of a major production. Our emphasis this year will be getting back to the basics of acting.
Acting 101 Bootcamp!
It’s back to the basics! The students will review in depth the basics of acting. Students will enhance their performance skills with instruction in character analysis, stage movement, projection, diction, improv, and more.
This course is for EVERYONE. Whether you actually want to perform on stage or simply want to improve your presentation skills or just come out and play, join us for Acting 101 Bootcamp!
Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning November 15, 2016 - January 19, 2017 directly after school, 3:10 - 5:00 p.m.
Lab will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10 – 5:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts room beginning November 15, 2016 and ending on January 19, 2017.
We will have a performance on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in McClure Hall.
You must sign up by November 1, 2016.
Please contact Ms. Reddick at lreddick [at] gslschool [dot] org if you have any questions or to sign up for the course.
Nov. 15 & 17
Nov. 29 & Dec. 1
Dec. 13 & 15
Jan. 3 & 5
Jan. 10 & 12
Jan. 17 & 19
Performance on Jan. 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.