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Winter Arts Evening: Thursday, January 16

ORIGINAL WORK – from IB Theater – 5:00pm
Kahn Family Theater – Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion

Then head just a few blocks away for...

WINTER CONCERT - Students performances and Staff/Faculty Choir - 7:00pm
Taube Atrium Theater – 401 Van Ness

Admission is free and all are welcome. RSVP to Concert at Taube Atrium Theater:

Artwork by Isabella ‘22

2019-2020 Season

Fall Musical: The Fantasticks

This year's fall musical is The Fantasticks.
Music by Harvey Schmidt; Lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Brad Cooreman; Musical Direction by Alistair Hamilton

Every year, our Back à Dos theater performs a full-length musical with high school students, directed by a faculty member with the support of a vocal director and musical director. Our student orchestra plays the score.

Showing: November 7, 9, 13, 15 at 7pm
November 17 at 2pm

Winter Arts Evening

Showing: Thursday, January 16

ORIGINAL WORK – from IB Theater – 5pm
Kahn Family Theater – Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion

Then…. head just a few blocks away… for the….

Atrium of the Herbst Theater – 401 Van Ness

All welcome. Free. No reservation required.

Student-Directed One Act Play Festival

A unique opportunity at our school, the One Act Play Festival is led entirely by students as part of the Back à Dos theater productions. Seniors select, envision and direct an evening of short plays.

Showing: January 30 and 31 at 7pm, February 1 at 2pm and 7pm

Middle School Back-à-Dos Production

Showing: February 4 and 5, 6-7:30pm

Spring Play: 1984

This year's spring play is 1984.
Directed by Michelle Haner and Marie Walburg-Plouviez

1984, a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell, has been adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Halls and William A. Miles Jr.

Showing: March 19 and 20 at 7pm; March 21 at 2pm; March 25, 26 and 27 at 7pm

IB Art Show

The IB Art Show celebrates the impressive portfolios of Grade 12 students IB students. The works on display showcase the fruits of a rigorous two-year investigation into a range of themes. Through in-depth experimentation, research, and reflection, students produce thought-provoking works in a range of carefully selected art media and styles, reflecting each student’s unique voice. 

Showing: March 20 at 5:00pm

French Bac Option Theater Performance

The French Bac Option Theater Performance is the culmination of classwork and theater study as part of obtaining Le Bac diploma. Students produce a full performance and perform for the school community.

Showing: April 30 at 7pm and May 1 at 5pm

May Arts Showcase

The May Arts Showcase includes the May Project: faculty-led project with student actors often includes more experimental work or collaborations with outside theater trainers; Spring Concert: students share their musical explorations with works practiced both in class and independently; Middle School Arts Evening: Middle school students have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents during this celebration; film, and more!


  • May 14 - Theater at 5pm and Spring Concert at 7pm
  • May 15 - Film at 4pm and Theater at 7pm
  • May 18 - Middle School Arts Evening at 6pm

Back-à-Dos 40th Anniversary Celebration

For 40 years, our Back-à-Dos theater has brought the stage to life with student and alumni performances.

All alumni are invited to celebrate Back-à-Dos' 40th Anniversary on May 30th at 7pm in the Arts Pavilion! More information and RSVP here