The 2021-22 Season

Overlake Arts presents the 2021-22 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

Fall & Winter Season

Fri Nov 12        7:30pm       Advanced Drama presents: 12 Angry Men - Dir. Bill Johns

Sat Nov 13       2:30 & 7:30pm 12 Angry Men

Thur Dec 2       6:00pm      6th Grade Choir

Thur Dec 2       7:30pm      7th/8th Grade Choir

Fri Dec 3          7:30pm      US Choirs

Wed Dec 8       6:00pm     5th/6th Grade Bands

Wed Dec 8       7:30pm     7th/8th Grade Band

Thur Dec 9       7:30pm     US Bands

Fri Dec 10        6:00pm      Beginning & 6th Grade Strings

Fri Dec 10        7:30pm     String Orchestra

Spring Season

Fri Mar 4            7:30pm     US Musical, The Spitfire Grill - Dirs. Kera Wright/Erin Gabriel

Sat Mar 5           2:30 & 7:30pm  The Spitfire Grill

Fri Apr 22           7:30pm    7th/8th Grade Musical, Honk, Jr. - Dirs. Kera Wright/Erin Gabriel

Sat Apr 23          2:30 & 7:30pm    Honk, Jr.

Wed Apr 27        7:30pm       US Choirs

Thur Apr 28         7:30pm      US Orchestra                

Fri Apr 29             7:30pm      US Bands

Fri May 6             5:00pm      5th Grade Music Night

Fri May 6             6:00pm       ArtsFest

Thur & Fri May 26-27   TBA    5th/6th Grade Musical    

Thur June 2          TBA          MS Bands

Fri June 3             TBA         MS Strings

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
425-602-7021