Student Productions

Senior School Fall Play 2018: Oedipus Rex


Whether they go on to become performers or patrons of the arts, Shady Side Academy students gain an appreciation for the beauty, freedom of expression, and diversity that the performing arts celebrate. The Hillman Center serves as the primary performing arts classroom for SSA Senior School students in grades 9-12, and as a performance venue for students in grades PK-12. Students also enjoy school-day performances and speakers in the Hillman.


NOW. HERE. THIS. (Flexible Version) • Friday, May 21, 7 p.m.

Now. Here. This (Flexible Version)

Shady Side Academy Senior School will present the spring musical NOW. HERE. THIS. (Flexible Version) virtually via video on Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m. There is no cost to view the video, but donations to the drama program will be accepted to offset production costs.

NOW. HERE. THIS., written by Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen, follows the evolution and adventures of a group of friends as they journey through time – from the present to the past and back again. They share their stories about friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living, dying and middle school in an attempt to step directly into that elusive "present moment": the Now. Here. This. 

Performance video link.

Make a donation to the drama program here.


The Senior School Digital Theater Festival was performed in March 2021. Missed the show? Watch the recordings below:

The Senior School Fall Play, Alice in Wonderland - A Radio Play, was performed in November 2020.  Missed the show? Watch the recording here.