Berkeley Carroll has a thriving visual and performing arts program in our Lower, Middle and Upper schools that includes drawing and painting, ceramics/sculpture, photography, film and video, choir, jazz ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, theater and much more.
Student work is highlighted in numerous performances and exhibitions throughout the year, such as the annual fourth grade play, music concerts, visual arts shows and Upper and Middle School plays and musicals.
We invite you to see the Middle School production of Seussical the Musical, which opens on December 9th. Tickets are now available!
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the no powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
This show will take place at the 152 Sterling Place Performance Space, and runs 70 minutes with no intermission.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Thursday, December 9th; 7:00pm
Friday, December 10th; 7:00pm
Saturday, December 11th; 2:00pm
Important information regarding Covid protocols: In order to keep the community safe, we have tested the cast twice, and will do an additional test on Monday. Performers will be unmasked, and we won't be seating the first two rows to ensure social distancing. Audience MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED with proof at the door.
US Play: June July August
At an all-girls summer camp in the Middle of Nowhere, Upstate New York, a group of teenage junior counselors spend three life-changing months together as they navigate the complexities of womanhood, social hierarchies, and the irreversible consequences of their actions when things get gravely out of hand. JUNE JULY AUGUST is an unflinching exploration of what it means to be a woman on the brink of adulthood and the bonds that are forged in the process.
This play has mature subject matter and is not recommended for students under 13. Strong language, Frank talk about sexuality and anatomy, underage drinking, bullying, and accidental death.
MS Play: Sospechoso: or In Space No One Can Hear You Sus
Premieres May 11th at 7pm
Sospechoso: or In Space No One Can Hear You Sus is based on the popular game Among Us. This choose your own adventure play written by Sam Jay Gold in collaboration with the middle school theater department takes audiences on an imagined journey inside the popular game. Audiences choose which characters to follow through the story, and vote on who they think the imposter is. Watch different scenes each time for a total of 120 different viewable stories.
US Winter Jazz and Orchestra Concert (Virtual)
During the past months of remote-only and hybrid learning, our student musicians and faculty have gone beyond their usual dedication to their craft, displaying extraordinary resourcefulness to rehearse and practice together -- remotely at home, together outdoors on NYC rooftops, as well as in person in our socially-distanced Performance Space at Sterling Place, as you’ll see in this mini-concert.
US Musical Cabaret: A Hint of Light
March 10-12 at 7pm
A digital musical cabaret featuring songs from musicals of the last 30 years.
MS Musical: The Show Must Go Online
When the Brushes With Greatness: The Dental Hygiene Musical is canceled, the entire drama program risks being lost forever. A group of spunky middle school students take to their computers to find a way to bring the show online. This playful musical by Jessica Penzias with music by Denver Casado and Lyrics by David Hudson is sure to leave a smile on your face!
US Play: The Hope Project (Virtual)
A group of high school students conduct interviews with folx across a divided America in the months leading up to the election to gauge the temperature of a country in crises; searching for hope in these tumultuous times. In the tradition of such professional theatrical works as The Laramie Project, Fires in the Mirror, and The Exonerated, The Berkeley Carroll Theater Department brings you a new collaboration with playwright and artivist Daniel K. Isaac.