Theatre

With four theatrical productions a year, Blair offers opportunities for thespians of all experience levels to play a role in a drama or musical. Veteran faculty directors instill “pride and poise” in the Blair Academy Players, as cast and crew bring Shakespearean tragedies, modern musicals and much more to the stage.

Students take on many roles in Blair theatre: They act on stage, serve as student directors, and work on technical crews to build sets, choose and create costumes, and run lights and sound during the show. Students may also pursue their theatrical interests in a number of academic electives that have, in recent years, included courses in theatre, musical theatre and audio engineering.

Three distinct performance venues, including open-air and black-box style theatres, grace our campus and give Blair’s actors—and audiences—a range of unique theatrical experiences.

Learn more about the productions being staged this year by the Blair Academy Players.

Past Productions by the Blair Academy Players

2016-2017

Middletown by Will Eno
In the Heights Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Frankenstein 2029 by Lafayette College professor Suzanne Westfall & Lafayette College student Gavin Knox ’17

2015-2016

Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, based upon the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Company and distributed by all media by Warner Brothers
Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig
Red Noses by Peter Barnes

2014-2015

A Flea in Her Ear by David Ives
Night of One-Acts Students performed one-act plays by various playwrights.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes
Almost, Maine by John Cariani

2013-2014

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss
Night of One-Acts Students performed one-act plays by various playwrights.
Bye Bye Birdie book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, originally produced by Edward Padula
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
As You Like Itby William Shakespeare

2012-2013

Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Ahaire
Night of One-Acts Students performed one-act plays by various playwrights.
Seussical book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, music by Stephen Flaherty, music by Lynn Ahrens, conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle, based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
The Odysseyby Mary Zimmerman, based on Robert Fitzgerald's translation of the work of Homer
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