Welcome to the Performing Arts Department of the Priory School. We offer a wide range of training in all aspects of the performing arts including Theater, Choir, Orchestra and Dance.

The Performing Arts are an integral part of life at Priory. At any given moment of the year, in both middle and high school, at least one-quarter of our student body is enrolled in a performing arts class, preparing to perform or run a production, or participating in an arts related club.

In Priory Performing Arts, all students are welcome to find and explore whatever art form may be their passion and hopefully try and discover new ones. We offer a professional, supportive and trusting environment where students are given skills to unlock their talents and encouraged to stretch themselves.

In the Fall of 2007 we opened our new Performing Arts Center consisting of:
  • The Rothrock Performance Hall, a 400 seat proscenium theater with a large stage and state of the art lighting, sound and audience seating.
  • The Verhalen Family "Black Box" theater classroom for classes and rehearsal space with full theatrical light and sound system.
  • The Marquart Family Set Shop, which allows us to construct sets on a grand scale.
  • The Barbara Crouse Choir Classroom and new Orchestra Classroom which are rehearsal rooms for our large Choirs and Orchestras, The Tamara and Dan Turner Family Midi Lab and Workroom which consists of eight computer stations with keyboards and composing software for music composition and analysis.
  • A complete stock of school owned instruments, instrument storage, two practice rooms with pianos, and recording equipment for instant playback and critique of rehearsals.
These facilities have allowed us to take already strong and growing programs and expand them even more. Our students are receiving training and producing productions and concerts at a collegiate or professional level and now they are putting that work up in world class facilities.
    • Robin Hood

Current Productions

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  • All School Show "Cyrano de Bergerac"

    "Cyrano de Bergerac"
    November 16-19, 2017
     

    Priory Theater invites you to "Cyrano de Bergerac," a legendary tale of adventure, wit, love and defiance!

    Cyrano is an extraordinary swordsman, friend, poet and soul with only one thing keeping him from confessing his love for the beautiful Roxane: his enormous nose.  Feeling himself hideous, he teams up with Christian, a handsome but inarticulate musketeer Roxane has fallen for but never spoke to.  But the evil Comte De Guiche covets Roxane for himself!  With Cyrano’s words, Christian’s looks, Roxane’s wit and De Guiche’s meddling, epic comedy, drama, romance, sword fights, scheming, heartbreak and love come vividly to life.  

    Breathe in some of the most beautiful language and vivid characters ever put upon the page and given life on the stage!.  Appropriate for ages 5 and up.  

    “Cyrano,” plays November 16th-18th @ 7:00 and November 19th @ 2:00.
  • Upper School Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice"

    "Jesus Christ Superstar"

    “Jesus Christ Superstar,” plays March 8-10th @ 7:00 and March 11th @ 2:00.
  • Middle School Show "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood"

    "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood"
    May 3-5, 2018

    Priory Theater presents “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” by Mary Lynn Dobson, a staggeringly ludicrous, fun for the whole family, Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic tale.  All your favorite characters are there but with some wonderous twists: Robin Hood (a man with an ENORMOUS ego), the imprisoned Maid Marion (a woman obsessed with skin conditions who can wield insults as effectively as a sword), her “hyper-tastic” Lady in Waiting (whose screams for help give Air-Raid sirens a run for their money), the evil Prince John (“Boo! Hiss! Boo! Hiss!”), the Sheriff of Nottingham (who’d much rather bowl than shoot arrows), and the dim-witted (but ever helpful) spoon-wielding Merry Men.  Appropriate for all ages, the show plays May 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:00.  Tickets are $5 for Students/Children and $15 for Adults and can be purchased at https://priory.ticketleap.com/robin-hood or at the Door.  Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028

Conversation with Tina Paulson, Performing Arts Department

Woodside Priory School