Visual & Performing Arts Calendar

PERFORMANCES

Nov. 11–12

Nov. 13

@ 7:30pm

@ 2:00pm

 Into The Woods
 Dec. 8 @ 7:30pm Winter Music Concert
 Dec. 13 @ 7:30pm 8th Grade Showcase

Jan. 20–21

Jan. 22

@ 7:30pm

@ 2:00pm 

 The Addams Family

Feb. 10–11

Feb. 12

@ 7:30pm

@ 2:00pm

 Arts With A Heart

Mar. 10–11

Mar. 12

@ 7:30pm

@ 2:00pm

 Proof

Apr. 28–29

Apr. 30

@ 7:30pm

@ 2:00pm 

 Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play
 May 18@ 7:30pm Spring Music Concert
 May 25@ TBA 8th Grade Arts Showcase
 Jun. 2@ 6:00pm Baccalaureate
 SEIPP GALLERY SHOWS
 May 18 @ 6:00pm AP Art Show


Students Take Center Stage


Outside of the classroom, there are numerous opportunities for students to take center stage - from performing at the Middle School Talent Show or choreographing a piece for Arts with a Heart, to singing a solo in the Upper School Musical or directing a production of a classic play. Students at all levels have the opportunity to participate and experience the accomplishment of performing.

Our annual performing arts calendar includes the Middle and Upper School Musicals, one or more Upper School Plays, and Arts with a Heart, as well as vocal and instrumental music concerts in the Winter and Spring. Students also have performance opportunities during Alumnae Weekend and Grandparents and Special Friends Day, and often organize special events to benefit our community partners, such as the Mountain View Day Workers Center.

Students who have taken the Theater elective or have participated in Upper School Productions may join the Theater Advisory Board (TAB). Started in 2012, TAB gives students the opportunity to take a leadership role in the performing arts. Presented with options for plays and musicals, TAB members meet to consider the titles, read the scripts, listen to the music, and help select which shows will be produced in the upcoming season. TAB members also serve as theater ambassadors on campus, communicating information about auditions, ticket sales, field trips, and other special events.

Middle School Musical

Each year, more than 75 Middle School students take part in the spring musical.  Past productions have included Guys and Dolls, School House Rock, and Bye, Bye Birdie.  In 2015, the Middle School musical will be The Music Man! 

Arts with a Heart

First performed in 2004, Arts with a Heart is a student produced show bringing together dance, music, multimedia, and song to raise awareness of important issues facing today's world. To learn more about this year's program click here.

Upper School Play

Each year, Castilleja presents one or more plays featuring Upper School students, as well as offering opportunities for student-directed work. Productions have included Arcadia, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, Scapin, Top Girls, and As You Like It. Past Theatre 2 productions shared with the school have included Anouilh’s Antigone and Mamet’s The Duck Variations. This year, the Upper School plays will be Macbeth and The 39 Steps.

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