Performing Arts

The Arts

Performing Arts

At ANC we are proud of our rich dramatic arts program. We offer both academic and extracurricular opportunities for our students to perform. Our Performing Arts Portfolio course and our Instrumental, Choral, and Dance Ensembles provide classroom instruction in the arts. Students can also try out for our Fall Play or our Spring Play.

Students interested in the backstage aspects of theater can take courses in set design or costuming. They can also participate as members of the stage crew or by joining the sound and lighting team.


This year's Spring Musical...



Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


Recent Productions:

Each year, more than half of our student body participates in performing arts at ANC. They put on two main stage plays and three Arts Nights and a Christmas Concert. They also performed at a number of community events, learning about many aspects of theater production and performance along the way.

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