Upper School theater courses encourage active experimentation, fostering creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Course include experiential acting classes for students interested in learning about the acting process, as well as for students who are experienced performers. Courses are also available for students who wish to learn more about aspects of theater production, including direction and stagecraft.
The award-winning GSB Players
stage two productions each year, a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. In addition, students taking coursework in directing showcase their craft by staging one-act plays each spring. The "S'PACCtacular" (formerly the "Joe Show"), a student-led talent show, provides further opportunities to performance. Recent performances include The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
and Meet Me in St. Louis
The Upper School offers choral music coursework and performance opportunities
for a range of abilities and interests. Students enrolled in Concert Choir are invited to audition for extracurricular choirs, including the Knightingales and Blue in the Face. These groups meet evenings during the week and focus on more sophisticated musical works.
Music theory courses provide a deep understanding of how music works and the elements of construction. Students in music theory can arrange pieces for the choral concerts, giving them a chance to debut their work.