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.