THE GOVERNOR'S ACADEMY

1 ELM STREET

BYFIELD MA 01922

978-465-1763

WWW.THEGOVERNORSACADEMY.ORG

Drama is alive and well at The Governor's Academy.  We stage three full-scale productions each year and offer students the opportunity to find their voice and hone their acting skills.  Whether participating in the Afternoon Program or through the beginning of the school year Dead Fish Productions, there's a place for you in our program, no matter how much experience you may have.

GRADE 9

Public Presentation Skills

All freshmen take this course, designed to introduce you to the art of talking in front of a group.  You'll learn techniques to better deal with nerves, how to best show a PowerPoint presentation, and different ways to use your voice.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

The Actor's Craft

Find your voice, learn stage terms, movement, monologues, stage combat basics, and more about Shakespeare in this course covering both introductory and advanced dramatic concepts.

FALL SEASON

Fall Drama

All students are welcome to join us for a play, comedy, dramatic piece, or student-written production.  No prior experience necessary; no audition required.  Past shows include:

Rumble in the Garden

Arden City

The Crucible

Hamlet

Miracle

The Children's Hour

 

WINTER SEASON

Winter Musical

During the cold and dark winter months, what better antidote than putting on a full-scale musical?  All students are welcome; no prior experience necessary.  Lead roles will be auditioned at the beginning of the season.  Students wishing to be part of the ensemble do not need to audition.  Past shows include:

Legally Blonde

Singin' in the Rain

The Wedding Singer

Beauty and the Beast

Grease

Chicago

 

SPRING SEASON

Spring Drama (or) Spring Musical

In the spring, we choose to perform a play, comedy, dramatic piece, or another musical based on student involvement and interest.  No prior experience necessary; lead roles will be auditioned at the beginning of the season.  Students wishing to be part of the ensemble do not need to audition.  Past shows include:

9 to 5: The Musical

Harvey

Arsenic and Old Lace

Cabaret

TeenNoir

Noises Off.

Dead Fish Productions presents Preseason Drama

Our student-directed production company gets together during the varsity athletics preseason period to rehearse a short one-act play which is performed for the entire Gov's community on the morning of the first day of classes.  New during the 2013-14 school year, the program featured 15 actors and actresses performing Thirteen Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview and was a smash success.

"The music program has gotten me ready to head out to major in Music at BU this coming fall.  I hate to leave, though!"

JENNA NEE '14

"Having the chance to conduct a piece for the select chorus was amazing.  What an awesome opportunity."

KATE DUVAL '14

"High school would have been terrible without music.  They are just so helpful and want you to succeed."

ERIC HARROLD '13