The Thespian Society Box Office

The 2015-2016 STA-NCS Performing Arts calendar will be available in late summer.

Previous Performances

The Tempest

Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece, the last written in his impressive collection, is a classic story of revenge and redemption told anew in a Steampunk style (think futuristic, steam-powered world with pseudo-Victorian costumes). Tossed ashore by a tumultuous tempest, the king and his entourage explore a wondrous island filled with dancing spirits, wild hounds, goddesses, a fish-man, a harpy, and a sorcerer. Don’t miss this enchanting cast of characters in our latest exploration of the Bard.


Upper School Musical: Hello, Dolly!

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart 
Join the Thespian Society for a fun-filled evening of musical theater as we romp through the Yonkers and Manhattan of 1895 with Dolly Levi, Horace Vandegelder, Cornelius, Barnaby, and all the rest of the characters from Hello, Dolly! The musical was adapted from the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, which in turn was an adaptation of an earlier Wilder farce called The Merchant Of Yonkers. Hello, Dolly! set a record when the production won ten Tony Awards in 1964. Five years later, the movie version won three Oscars. One of the most enduring Broadway shows of all time is sure to please our audience this year!


Middle School Musical: The Phantom Tollbooth


Music by Arnold Black, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Norton Juster

Join us for an exciting evening as we bring the classic story of "The Phantom Tollbooth" to life on the Brylawski Stage in Trapier Theater. This contemporary production, filled with song and dance, is sure to please our audience of all ages!


Upper School Play:
The Rehearsal At Versailles & The Precious Provincials

Rehearsal at Versailles

It’s 1663 and Moliere and his theater troupe are invited to perform for King Louis XIV at Versailles. If they succeed, it will launch them into stardom and secure royal patronage. The one caveat is that Moliere was only given 8 days to write and rehearse the new play. Anxiously awaiting the king’s arrival, the actors desperately try to learn their lines as the clock ticks down and tension builds up as this play-within-a-play examines the hilarious nature of theater.

The Precious Provincials
Cathos and Magdelon have recently moved from the humdrum provinces to Paris and are searching for love and adventure, as well as a position in high society in order to be privy to the latest court gossip. When two eligible young bachelors are snubbed by these wannabe socialites, they vow to get revenge. They hatch a plan to disguise their pretentious servant as a marquess to woo these young women.

Will Moliere’s actors pull off the impossible or face public humiliation?

Will the spurned suitors get their revenge?

Come see these two one-acts and enjoy an evening of Molliere! Don’t miss this fun, comedic period piece that satirizes the theater and the ridiculous manners of “high society”!

A Festival of Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Join our student actors and directors for what promises to be a fun and thought provoking evening of short plays. The show will also feature original, student-composed music, conducted and played by students. So come and enjoy all of their hard work!

Life in Motion

The annual 2014 NCS-STA Dance Gala presents the best of dance on the Cathedral Close. The performance features the Middle and Upper School Dance Teams, the Step Team, the World Dance Series with Irish, Bulgarian, Indian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and African dances, the Heritage Dance Series with restaging of classics by Marius Petipa, Isadora Duncan, George Balanchine and Gene Kelley, as well as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary Ballet and Modern Dance works choreographed by students, faculty and guest artists.

Crazy for You

The New Gershwin Musical 
Music and Lyrics by
George and Ira Gershwin 
Book by Ken Ludwig

What do you get when you couple George and Ira Gershwin’s classic standards with the brilliant comedy of Ken Ludwig? An unforgettable evening of musical theater at its best. Join us for this fun-filled performance on the Brylawski Stage in Trapier Theater.

Seussical Jr.

Thank you for joining us for a fun-filled evening of Seussian storytelling in Seussical Jr. Lower Schoolers rolled “The Cat In The Hat,” “Horton Hears A Who,” “Horton Hatches An Egg,” and “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” into one wonderful story. The sold-out show delighted audiences, young and old alike, with its great music, memorable characters, and engaging story

Scenes from the Dining Room

Enjoy the photos from STA-NCS Thespian Society’s fast-paced, character-driven, ensemble production of A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” a collection of 18 short scenes spanning the last century.


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