Upcoming upper school performances


Sally Zhu

Anoushka Khatri (12) and Samvita Gautham (11) rehearse on Feb. 4 in the Patil Theater for the Spring Musical. This year’s Spring Musical will be “The Drowsy Chaperone,” performed yesterday, today and tomorrow.

by Kinnera Mulam, Alena Suleiman, and Sally Zhu

Spring Musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone” 

March 24-26

This year’s Spring Musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will take place today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. show tomorrow in the Patil Theater. The cast has already performed once yesterday at 7 p.m. and will continue with three more shows.

Directed by performing arts director Laura Lang-Ree, the story follows a middle-aged narrator with a love for musicals as he watches a recording of his favorite play, the performance’s title. The story acts as a parody of musicals and their tropes, according to ensemble member Sonya Apsey (10). 

“Meeting everyone in the cast has been my favorite thing,” Sonya said.  “Meeting different cast members and interacting with the whole group as an experience is really nice.


March 30

The Hoscars show will take place on March 30, featuring dance, singing and instrumental performances from students of all grade levels. 

The annual performances will return to in-person in the Patil Theater. Groups in dancing or singing created audition videos  and have prepared in the previous weeks to refine their performances, including the AP Art History class’s tradition of an art scene tableau.

An Evening of Jazz

April 14

Upper and middle school Jazz Bands and Lab Band will perform at “An Evening of Jazz” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 14 in the Patil Theater.

The upper school ensembles that will perform, Jazz Band and Lab Band, led by Dr. David Hart will play pieces they’ve worked on this semester. 

Just Dance

April 1

The Just Dance performances will occur on April 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Patil Theater with routines from all upper  school, middle school and lower school dance teams. 

The upper school dance teams include Harker Dance Company and Kinetic Krew, taught by Karl Kuehn and Rachelle Haun. 

Spring Choral Concert

April 21

All upper school choirs will participate in the Spring Choral Concert on April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

The choirs, which are conducted by upper school choir directors Jennifer Sandusky and Susan Nace, feature students of all grade levels and a variety of vocal ranges. 

A previous version of this article stated that Just Dance is performing on April 17 instead of April 1. This article has been updated on Friday, March 25 to reflect the correction of that error.