Loomis' Theater & Dance Department will present Shakespeare's comedy, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, this year's fall play, in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater October 25–28.
Theater & Dance
Not every future actor or dancer arrives at Loomis knowing already that he or she wants to be on stage, but we have a place for everyone. Whether you are new to the performing arts or an advanced performer looking to hone your skills alongside talented and experienced professionals, our extensive curricular and extracurricular offerings will enable you to grow and discover new talents.
From performance to production, from stage management to technical theater, and from ballet to hip hop, there are many options. With an immense amount of support from our community, a packed house is the norm at the numerous productions that take place in the historic NEO Theater, including the fall drama production, the Fall Dance Showcase, the winter musical, the Framed-In Theater Festival (original 10-minute plays written, directed, performed, and produced entirely by students), and the Spring Dance Revue.
Sophomore Molly Henderson organized a six-week ballet course this spring for children in Windsor schools as part of Loomis Chaffee's Community Service Program.
The Spring Dance Revue, a much-anticipated annual event on the Theater & Dance Department calendar, will be presented in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater on May 17, 18, and 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Dana Lerner '10, is a producer of the hit Broadway play Indecent, which was recently nominated for Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Direction, and Best Lighting Design.
The fourth annual Framed-In Theater Festival, featuring works directed, written, and performed entirely by Loomis Chaffee students, was presented in the N.E.O. on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, 2017.
By their very nature, both theater and dance encourage and foster self-expression, collaboration, exploration, and growth. Through active participation in our classes and the performance opportunities we offer, students hone their art and their craft here in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater. Student actors, dancers, designers, managers, and technicians make discoveries every day that reveal new facets of their individuality.
— CANDICE CHIRGOTIS, HEAD OF THEATER & DANCE DEPARTMENT