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.