Theatre

From musical comedy to a serious courtroom production, the main stage to an outdoor amphitheatre, fall to spring, the Blair Academy Players perform five dramatic productions each year. 

Ranging from the most inexperienced but curious beginner to the tried and talented old hand who has performed for years, the theatre Program at Blair offers the serious actor and the newcomer to the stage opportunities all year round. Productions are directed by faculty members Craig Evans and Micki Kaplan McMillan, who also teach theatre and English classes.

The Blair Academy Players 2015-2016

Ring Round the Moon

Ring Round the Moon

by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry
October 22, 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m.
DuBois Theater, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts

This love story focuses on twin brothers—the shy Frederic, who is engaged to the beautiful and heartless Diana, who herself is in love with his twin, the impetuous Hugo. To save his brother from this loveless, doomed marriage, Hugo distracts him by inviting a beautiful dancer, Isabelle, to the ball. This charming newcomer upsets all of the cynical romances in her wake, possibly at the cost of her own heart.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and 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 in all media by Warner Brothers
February 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.
DuBois Theater, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts

The Blair Academy Players take audiences “somewhere over the rainbow” in this stage adaptation of the beloved film. “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” as Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion take on the Wicked Witch of the West in their efforts to get back to Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. Click your ruby-red slippers together and repeat, “There’s no place like Blair; there’s no place like Blair….”

Shakespeare in Hollywood

Shakespeare in Hollywood

by Ken Ludwig
May 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Wean Theatre, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls and arrogant "asses," they are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious farce.

Red Noses

Red Noses

by Peter Barnes
May 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Robert J. Evans Open Air Theatre

This comedy about the plague is set during a tragic period in European history: the mid-1300s, at a time when the Black Death was rampant. Hearing a message from God is humble Father Flote, a Frenchman who believes that he and his touring band of red-nosed comics offer redemption through laughter. Among Flote’s eccentric band are a feared mercenary, a nun aspiring to be fallen, a mute who speaks through bells, a stuttering comic and a blind juggler.
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