Alyssa Bui '23
It’s the start of second semester, and visual and performing artists have been hard at work! Take a minute to support your classmates or get involved in some fun activities by checking out the following groups/opportunities:
The Thespian Society presents a fall play, winter musical, and student directed one-acts in the spring each year! Currently, students are working on Mamma Mia! (which I don’t think needs any further explanation, considering how popular the movie is). Low-commitment opportunities include helping in the costume shop, working on building the set (theater shop), joining costume/tech/lights/etc crew. The theater shop in Trapier is still open during office hours and ensemble if you want to help work on Donna’s Taverna!
Mamma Mia! runs for two weekends, 2/24-2/26 and 3/3-3/4. Keep an eye out for the box office to open up in coming weeks! (Yes, this is a shameless plug).
Also, don’t forget to audition for One Acts in a few months! The student directors are senior thespians and students in the directing class.
Tigerpalooza is the annual NCS/STA talent show/open-mic that takes place in Trapier theater in the spring. Consider signing up for an act with your friends! Performances range from acapella, dance performances, singing with friends, solos, and more! More info will be provided in spring.
Sarsaparilla is NCS’s acapella group that performs at various on-campus venues! Recent arrangements include: Pocketful of Sunshine, Put Your Records On, and Waves.
Jackets Off is STA’s acapella group that performs at benefits, alumni events, and other venues! Recent arrangements include: Karma Chameleon and a One Direction medley.
Madrigals is the NCS/STA audition-in choral ensemble that rehearses weekly. Mads performs on and off campus! To audition, you must be in chorale. You can see us at the Spring concert!
Visual art classes include music offerings and visual arts courses across both campuses. Because there are so many different classes, I’m going to provide links to the full list of course offerings at the end of this. Unfortunately, it might be too late to switch into an art elective this semester. However, you can view artwork throughout the hallways of Hearst and the Marriott building!
Art Clubs include Arts Club, Art Outreach, Photography Club, and more! Various art clubs exist at both NCS and STA—check them out!
Theater classes take place in Trapier theater and the NCS black box! This includes Acting, Directing, Stagecraft, Design for Theater, and Public Speaking. Come see student directed one-acts and other theater productions that students in these classes have worked on!
Music classes include Chorale, Orchestra, Whitechapel guild, and Music Theory. Other extracurricular activities include pitband (for the musical) and Jazz Band. Show up to the Spring Concert and Flower Mart performances to see various groups perform. Additionally, our dedicated choristers sing evensong at the Cathedral multiple times throughout the week, so stop by!
Links to visual arts electives: https://ncs.cathedral.org/upper-school-curriculum-detail?fromId=229629&LevelNum=122&DepartmentId=1439
Links to performing arts electives: https://ncs.cathedral.org/upper-school-curriculum-detail?fromId=229629&LevelNum=122&DepartmentId=1442