The 2017-18 Season

Overlake Arts presents the 2017-2018 Golden Season

In honor of our school’s fiftieth anniversary and one of its vital touchstones – foster a compassionate community – this season’s arts programming explores the many ways connecting with those around us inspires creativity, strengthens bonds and reveals the similarities hidden inside our differences.

Our schedule is rich with opportunities to support our amazing Overlake artists – young performers who also play sports, volunteer in the community and earn high grades. Expressing one’s creativity through performance or visual arts media is a vital part of developing the whole person, and the ability to incorporate the arts into a rich academic and athletic life is one of the great opportunities that Overlake provides. Performing at Overlake offers students wonderful opportunities to connect with classmates and instructors as they work toward opening nights!

Community Performance Calendar

SPRING 2018

The Music Man  - All School Musical

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this six-time Tony Award-winning musical with a generation-spanning message that believing in yourself—and others—is the truest art form. Beth Highland directs this rollicking American classic.

Fri, Mar 2  •  7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 3  •  2:30 & 7:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors
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Orchestra Concert - Upper School
Tue, Apr 24  •  7:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free

Jazz & Concert Band Concert
Thur, Apr 26  •  7:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free

Upper School Choir Concert
Fri, Apr 27  •  7:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free

Fifth Grade Music Night
Fri, May 4  •  5:00pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free

ArtsFest: A celebration of the arts at Overlake
Fri, May 4  •  6-8:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center & campus-wide locations
Admission: Free

James and the Giant Peach - 7th & 8th grade musical

Roald Dahl's fantastical story follows young James who escapes his angry aunts and embarks on an amazing, cross-world journey with his insect friends, learning along the way that the most important family bonds are not always genetic but borne of genuine caring and kindness. Emily Blackburn directs this tuneful tale.

Fri, May 18  •  7:30pm
Sat, May 19  •  2:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors

Middle School Band Concert - Grades 5-8
Wed, May 30  •  7:30pm
Fulton Performing Arts Center
Admission: Free

Attendance, Opportunities & Family Expectations

Performers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Rehearsal conflicts are to be submitted to the director of the production when requested. Production leaders are aware of the multiple athletic and artistic commitments of students and work to optimize scheduling for all arts program participants. Academic responsibilities, such as homework, are common to all Overlake students, artist and athletes and are therefore not a reason to miss a rehearsal or performance. If a student is absent from school due to an illness, his or her absence from after-school rehearsal is assumed.

To ensure that students of all levels of experience and ability can experience the arts at Overlake, many performance and exhibit opportunities are based on classes with open enrollment (upon completion of prerequisites). Roles and responsibilities within productions are based on dedication and skill level. We believe that this structure enables beginning and advanced arts students to work together, support each other, and create and even stronger arts community.

Overlake family support for young artists is wonderful. Whether case in the ensemble or a lead role, faculty works to ensure that student has opportunity to build artistic skills and enjoy creative growth. Please remember that the best way to optimize your child’s arts experience is to support the directorial, casting and scheduling choices of the production team and encourage your young performer to self-educate and self-advocate within the creative community they have joined.

 

Contact

Erin Gabriel
Arts Department Chair

egabriel@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x671