Creative Arts Blog
2017-2018 Theatre Recap
The Middle School Players kicked off the 2017-2018 theater season in November with a charming production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The 40-member cast brought the much-beloved characters of Charlie Brown and his gang, including Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and Snoopy to life as they sang and danced their way through the show. Audiences were thrilled by musical numbers such as “The Baseball Game” and “Beethoven Day,” and all thoroughly enjoyed the heartwarming rendition and favorite, childhood characters.
In early March, the Derryfield Players presented Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN, a musical about a prince in search of meaning and purpose in life. The play within a play was told by a troupe of actors, led by the Leading Player, who showed Pippin different avenues he could take in life, from academia to religious life to romance. Coupled with a steampunk theme and stirring musical numbers, the production was a rousing success and left the audience appreciative of the trials and tribulations that accompany the pursuit of happiness.
An ensemble of six upper school students took the stage in May to close out an inspiring year of performances on the Derryfield stage with John Cariani’s play Almost, Maine. Set in small-town Maine and with a plot centered around a series of simultaneous events, the story was unified by the common theme of love. Each cast member took on multiple roles, and the sweet, introspective story was the perfect end to another successful theater season.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.