2016-2017 Arts Season

Our 2016-2017 Back-à-Dos Theater season will include the fall play, Charles Mee's Big Love with a guest director, the student-directed one act play festival in the winter, a spring musical (Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet) and a faculty-directed May project. In addition to theater performances, there will be several concerts and musical events featuring student bands, solo pianists, spoken word & poetry, singer-songwriters, and more. 

The Spring Musical

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy, directed by Brad Cooreman, with musical direction by Philip Lenberg and vocal work overseen by Melinda Becker

A song cycle about love, death and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.

May Theater Project

A small team of students will take on a short play or original, devised theater project under the direction of the artistic director of Back à Dos, Michelle Haner. We will share this project with our school community in May and also take it to a local theater festival. 

Arts Calendar
  • March 2017
    • ThuMar23 IB Art Show Opening Reception 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • ThuMar23 Spring Musical - Ghost Quartet 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • FriMar24 Spring Musical - Ghost Quartet 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • May 2017
    • MonMay01 MS Arts Evening 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • WedMay10 HS Theater Performances 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • ThuMay11 HS Theater Performances 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • FriMay12 HS Spring Concert 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • FriMay19 HS Black Box Concert 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • TueMay23 HS Back à Dos Banquet 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

International High School

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-5912

Phone: 415.558.2000

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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