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Spring performances take the stage
Spring performances take the stage

St. Paul Academy and Summit School invites all members of the community to join us for one of our spring student performances. The following concerts and theatrical productions are all free and open to the public, and will take place in the Huss Center for the Performing Arts auditorium.

Saturday, April 28, 7 pm: Upper School Vocal/Orchestral Spring Concert and Community Chorale (Photos)

Sunday, April 29, 2 pm: Middle/Upper School Jazz Band Concert (Photos)

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 7 pm; Sunday, May 20, 4pm: Upper School Spring Musical, Rent (Photos)

Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Thursday, May 24, 7 pm: Middle School Spring One-Acts 

The MS Spring One-Acts performance will feature four student-written one-act plays and one student-choreographed dance performance, including:

  • Thanksgiving at the Joshi’s by Adri Arquin '22: What happens when you mix a Priya, a stressed-out single mother, Mira and Rashmi her condescending sisters, Arun and Samir her two wild kids, her fiery, critical mother, and her lazy, apathetic father? You get Thanksgiving at the Joshi's.
  • Sergeant Twiddlywinks and the Case of the Missing Body by Alex Moore '22: Jimmy Falcon and his good friend James Lawfin head out early one morning to go fishing. Low and behold Jimmy catches somethin’ but it ain’t no fish…it’s a human skull! Sergeant Twiddlywinks does his darnedest to solve this unusual mystery.
  • Ob-jection! By Jack Hlavka '22:A courtroom dramedy. Is Samantha guilty of stealing the 3 feet tall bunny statue worth $10,000? How will she convince the jury of her innocence? Will her court ordered Lawyer help or hurt her case? Watch as this dramatic comedy reveals the truth.
  • How to Get Out of a BAD DATE by Emma Jones '22, Ellie Murphy '22 & The Cast: Three couples, three different dates, one restaurant…‘Le Tinder’. Have you ever made your way into a truly awful date and NEEDED to get out? Here are some fool-proof, 100% effective, excuses to use when you want out. 
  • HEADLINES, choreographed by Emily Gisser '22: Featuring Middle School dancers, the choreography of HEADLINES was influenced by ballet and contemporary dance styles, and represents the impact news headlines and the media can have on individuals and a community as a whole.  
  • Pepe Vasquez, a monologue written by Pah Na '22
  • Colors of My Day, a monologue written by Maggie Baxter '22
  • Dear Earth: Poetry in Motion, written by Elizabeth Trevathan '22
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 pm: Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert

Thursday, May 31, 6:30 pm: Middle School Spring Choral Concert