THE ART OF LEARNING
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.
SENIOR SCHOOL WINTER MUSICAL - Zombie Prom
Performances are Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m.
Richard E. Rauh Theater
This girl-loves-ghoul rock 'n' roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
This show is appropriate for all ages. This production includes the use of theatrical fog.