Brooklyn private independent school

2023-24 Season

Upper School Play: Nov. 2, 3, & 4 
Once in a Lifetime
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

It’s winter of 1928 and the biggest news in entertainment is the whopping success of the first all-talking picture. A down-at-heels vaudeville troupe — the acerbic May Daniels, the fast-talking Jerry Hyland, and their slightly dopey cohort, George Lewis — decide to make their fortune by going Hollywood. The only problem is: they don’t know what they’re going to do out there. That’s all right: no one knows anything in Hollywood either. The trio pretends to be a team of skilled vocal coaches and, with the help of Lotusland’s greatest gossip columnist, Helen Hobart, they find themselves working for Herman Glogauer, the volatile producer behind Glogauer Pictures. Glogauer makes George the head of production, and George obliges him by making the worst picture ever made. Yet, even this comedic satire has a Hollywood ending: George makes the studio a success despite himself and finds the girl of his dreams, while May and Jerry fall into each other’s arms. Fade-out: The End.

Middle School Musical: Dec. 7, 8, & 9 
Disney's Finding Nemo JR.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Upper School Musical: Feb. 29. March 1 & 2 
Bye Birdie
Book by Michael Stewart. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams

It's 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army. But don’t worry, girls! His manager Albert has cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan...on The Ed Sullivan Show! A loving send-up of the 1950s and 60s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever.

Middle School Play: May 2, 3, & 4 
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
By Finegan Kruckemeyer

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women.