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Spring Theatre

About Our Program

Vermont Commons School produces a play annually; over the years this has included a variety of dramas, comedies, and musicals, and through this production, we offer instruction in acting, choreography, light and sound production, and set design. Through the rehearsal, production and performance of each play, students strengthen their creative, social, and intellectual confidence. Recent productions have included Blue Stockings, Black Coffee, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and The Crucible.

Plays produced by VCS have included:

  • Blue Stockings (2019)
  • Black Coffee (2018)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2017) pictured at right
  • The Crucible (2016)
  • Our Town (2015)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2014)
  • Twelfth Night (2013)
  • West Side Story (2012)
  • Guys and Dolls (2011)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (2010)
  • The Foreigner (2009)
  • Romeo & Juliet: Pirates vs Ninjas (2008)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007)
  • Love Is Contagious (2006)
  • The Mousetrap (2005)
  • The Crucible (2004)
  • You Can’t Take It With You (2003)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2002)
  • Crazy For You (2001)
  • An Ideal Husband (2000)
  • Harvey (1999)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1998)

In addition to the annual school play, students develop social and performing confidence in other forums during the school year. Every school day, students attend morning meeting where students volunteer to play instruments, read poetry, or discuss contemporary issues in front of the entire school. Encounter Week offerings during the school year have centered around acting, directing, set design, and dance. And all students contribute to the “Evening of Readings” each spring, when they read selections of their own creative writing that they have revised and rehearsed in their English classes.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.