The 2018-19 Season

Overlake Arts presents the 2018-19 Season

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 2019

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Advanced Musical Theater) directed by Sarah Fitzpatrick with musical direction by Erin Gabriel

Inspired by Charles Addams’ ghoulish cartoons, this wryly comic musical follows patriarch Gomez as he tries to keep his wife, Morticia, from discovering that their daughter has fallen for a respectable young man with “normal” parents. But when the families finally meet, the real question is, “what is ‘normal’ anyway?”

Fulton Performance Center

  • Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Admission: $10 adults; $8 students & seniors (Tickets available through www.showtix4u.com )

BENEFIT CONCERT

Fulton Performance Center

Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM

Admission: Suggested donation $10, all donations welcome and appreciated!

PLAY (title to be announced soon!) (Advanced Drama) directed by Bill Johns

Fulton Performance Center

  • Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Admission: $10 adults; $8 students & seniors (Tickets available through www.showtix4u.com )

SPRING CONCERT SERIES

April showers bring…May Music to Overlake. Vocal, orchestral, jazz, symphonic and more – pick your concert, or three, or four!

Fulton Performing Arts Center

ORCHESTRA (Beginning & Intermediate Strings) – Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 PM

CONCERT & JAZZ BANDS – Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 PM

UPPER SCHOOL CHOIR – Friday, May 3 at 7:30 PM

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR – Monday, May 6 at 7:30 PM

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND – Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 PM

Admission: Free

ARTSFEST 2019

Watch the Overlake campus come alive with fantastic visual art exhibits, drama and music performances, food and creative surprises!

Fulton Performance Center, Campus Center & Outdoor Venues

5:30 PM FIFTH GRADE MUSIC NIGHT PERFORMANCE (beginning band, strings & choir)

6:30 – 8:30 PM Artsfest Live Performances, Visual Arts Exhibits, Dining & More

Admission: Free

THE LION KING JR. (5th/6th Grade Musical) directed by Shea Fleming with musical direction by Erin Gabriel

Disney’s beloved film, The Lion King, comes to the stage in this inspiring coming-of-age tale featuring Simba, an unforgettable cast of characters, and soul-stirring music.

Fulton Performance Center

Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm

Saturday, June 1 at 2:30pm

Admission: All tickets $5 (Tickets available through www.showtix4u.com )

 

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