Students Shine on Stage in our Performing Arts Program
Barnstable Academy’s Performing Arts Program offers academic study and training in acting, singing, dance, and music as a four-day a week afternoon elective.
Arts Program and Facilities
Students in our performing arts program rehearse in an on-site studio, equipped with mirrors, barriers, stereo equipment, and safety flooring. The ‘Players’, as they are called, work toward producing two plays as well as an end-of-year variety show. Additionally, Players compete against other school programs in the Bergen County Teen Arts Festival. Each year, Barnstable Academy returns from the Teen Arts Festival with talent awards, which are displayed in the studio.
We also have our own annual award—the ‘Triple Threat’ award—which goes to the student who exhibits the most growth within the performing arts program.
It is necessary that students possess a desire to grow, work, and succeed. Energy, enthusiasm, and concentration are required, since this program is a serious undertaking.
Areas of Study
- Scene Study
- Commercial Technique
- Stage Movement
- Tech Lighting
- Set Design
First-class training in the arts cannot be given without the insight and knowledge of strong but sensitive teachers. Our performing arts teachers offer powerful examples of creativity and dedication. Their commitment does not end when class is over; they maintain a close, mentoring relationship with each student in the program.
Outside of School
At Barnstable, students not only learn their craft, they have opportunities to apply their growing skills and talents in theatrical production, cable TV shows, touring and road shows, and cabaret shows.
Performing Arts students who are enrolled in Julliard’s School of Music, The School of Rock, or other approved programs can receive high school credit toward their New Jersey State Diploma.
Some of our productions in recent years include “The Women”; “Don’t Drink The Water”; “The Wizard of Oz”; “Fame”; “Oliver”; “Grease”; “Footloose”; “Little Shop of Horrors”; “Alice In Wonderland”; “Pippen”; and “Godspell."