Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021: Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
11:00a.m. & 2:00p.m.
Stevenson High School | West Auditorium
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse is based on the Lilly books by Kevin Henkes: Chester’s Way, Julius, Baby of the World, and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.
In this light-hearted and energetic play, Lilly navigates challenges with new friends, a baby brother, and a non-traditional teacher. Dancing, biking, and eating along the way, she goes on adventures that teach her how to solve problems, right wrongs, and even accept her baby brother.
Tickets will be limited to 70% capacity to ensure
social distancing can be maintained.
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021: Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Comedy
Join the Failed Presidential Candidates for a live comedy show on October 8 at 7:00p.m.! Thirty of Stevenson's funniest students will make up an entire performance, never to be seen again! All are encouraged to join for a night of laughter and fun. This show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. This event will limit seating to 175 people, so get your tickets soon!
After the performance, we will be collecting donations for Giveathon.
The Improv Comedy Team called “Failed Presidential Candidates” is Stevenson’s premier comedy team. They perform completely improvised shows multiple times a year, including at school and community events. Each semester ends with a high-paced, action-packed, comedy showcase, guaranteed to leave audiences and performers laughing. At weekly rehearsals, the team develops improv skills, including taking risks, saying “yes and,” developing characters and scene work. No experience necessary, just a willingness to try new things, play hard and collaborate with the team.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021: Fall Band Concert
Please join us on September 29 at 7:00 via Vimeo for our first-ever fall band concert featuring Honor, Advanced Symphonic and Symphonic Bands. This will be our first formal public performance since February of 2020. We encourage you to watch our event online as we celebrate performing together again!
The concert will be a ticketed event for Parents and immediate family members. The concert will be streamed live via Vimeo.
Wednesday, Sept. 23-26, 2021: Fall Play
A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Radically Inclusive Shakespeare Comedy
You’re invited to a Royal Wedding!
Duchess Theseus’s marriage to Hippolyta is only four days away, and the guests are arriving at the Prince Royale Resort to ready for the wedding of the century. Join us for this classic Shakespeare comedy of order and disorder reimagined at a tropical resort. Witness wedding guests, Hermia and Lysander, eloping through the woods, followed closely by Demetrius and Helena. Behold Fairy King Oberon and trickster Puck playing tricks on Queen Titania, as the lovers get trapped in their web of comedy. Laugh as Petra Quince and her eclectic team of rude mechanics ready the festivities while preparing a play to perform at the wedding. End the night celebrating with a festive triple wedding!
The performance will take place in a tent on the SHS Athletic fields, with audiences limited to 100 per performance to ensure proper distancing can occur. This will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be linked from the theatre website and public tickets are available on Sept. 3. We request that all audience members wear masks, and encourage you to dress up in tropical and/or wedding attire if desired. The play runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission, and is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Performances will be held Sept. 23 at 5:00 p.m., Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m., Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Sept. 26 at 2:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021: Fall Orchestra Concert
- 6:30 pm: Including the Symphonic Orchestra & Stevenson Orchestras periods 5 & 6
- 7:30 pm: Patriot Orchestra & Concert Orchestra
Our orchestral return to the PAC stage, these concerts will feature members of all four ensembles and five classes over the two events. A featured Saxophone soloist will be highlighted with the Patriot Orchestra, as well as many other delightful musical treats!
Due to limited seating, this concert is reserved for Orchestra student family members only. Tickets are required. We will provide live stream option for online viewers.
- Saxophone soloist Justin Chung performing the “Glazunov Saxophone Concerto”
- First indoor orchestra concert in over 500 days!
- First orchestra concert with an audience since our outdoor event last spring!
Sponsors - String Parent Association (SPA)
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021: Fall Choir Concert
Please join us for our Fall Choir Concert! Our three curricular ensembles will perform a variety of pieces, including our piece commissioned in the 2020-21 school year, written by local composer Paul Langford.
On-line viewing for the public - https://vimeo.com/user84213691
Due to limited seating, in-person viewing of this concert is reserved for Choir student family members only, and tickets are required.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021: Honors Senior Solo Recital
Please join us on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Recital Hall 4100 at 6:30 p.m. for an Honors Senior Solo Recital. No tickets are required. We hope to see you there!
Live Stream: https://vimeo.com/event/1252743
Dec. 12, 2020: Acting 3 Showcase - "Written in Quarantine"
Our Acting 3 Showcase - "Written in Quarantine" was held Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This virtual, fun-filled, show included original slam poems, musings on the pandemic, and improv comedy. Performances were streamed on Zoom.
May 20, 2021: Spring Band Awards Concert
On Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. the Stevenson Band Program hosted the Spring Band concert, virtually via Vimeo, featuring pre-recorded performances by the students. Band sections represented include: Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Symphonic Band and Honor Band. Senior awards were also presented during this virtual event.
March 31, 2021: Virtual Spring Band Concert
On Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. a virtual showcase of pre-recorded performances by the students of the Stevenson High School Band Program was streamed via Zoom. Five different pieces of music were performed, featuring over 400 students from Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Symphonic Band and Honor Band.
Dec. 10, 2020: December Virtual Band Concert
On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m, each of the five levels of our band program hosted virtual performances. This concert included previously unseen solo and chamber performances from the semester. Performances were streamed via Zoom.
April 17, 2021
The SHS Tri-M Music Honor Society is held a benefit concert teaming up with Crescendo for a Cause, a local, Stevenson alumni-ran, non-profit organization with the mission of improving music education in underserved areas through fundraising, donating, and performing. The event took place on Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. through a YouTube Premiere. The concert will featured performances from the Tri-M members. The goal was to reach $500. Thank you for joining!
May 19, 2021: Spring Choral Concert
Our culminating choir concert of the year, featured both pre-recorded and live-streamed moments honoring our students, and especially, our 2021 graduating seniors!
This virtual performance streamed via Vimeo, Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. All Stevenson choral ensembles were featured: Curricular choirs are Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir and Patriot Singers. Co-curricular groups are Low Frequency, Polyphonics and Nothing But Treble.
The concert also included a special tribute to seniors and showcased songs we learned during the second semester.
Jan. 11, 2021: Consortium 125 Choir Night
The Stevenson Choir Department hosted their annual annual Consortium 125 Choir Night for all 8th grade students interested in learning more about choir at Stevenson on Monday, Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event featured music, info sessions and fun games. Please contact Alice Nuteson (email@example.com) for more information and help with any questions.
Dec. 13, 2020: December Choir Concert
The Virtual Choir Concert, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, was rescheduled and streamed on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pm.
The December Choir Concert was held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. This virtual event featured our curricular and co-curricular choirs singing ensemble pieces they have learned during semester one remote learning. We ended the evening with a special original commissioned piece by composer Paul Langford, with text by Maya Angelou, titled "Open Your Eyes." Many thanks to the Stevenson Choral Guild and the Stevenson Fine Arts Department for their support making this commission possible! Performances were streamed on Vimeo.
Nov. 6, 2020
The Fall Choir Collage Recital was streamed on Nov. 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Watch the performance.
March 15, 2021: Guitar Chamber Concert
On Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m., the guitar chamber concert virtually showcased quartets and quintets of student performances. Students picked, rehearsed and recorded their pieces independently and were excited to showcase their work! Concert streamed on Vimeo.
March 10, 2021: Senior Solo Recital
There was a showcase performance of four selected senior soloists for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.
- Bella Kim, Viola
- Lana Zeller, Violin
- Haoming Song, Cello
- Connor Friedman, French Horn
May 11, 2021: Strings Outdoor Concert
There was an outdoor concert on the front lawn of Stevenson for all of our Guitar and Orchestra classes, Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Participating classes included: Guitar I, Guitar II, Patriot Guitar Ensemble, Stevenson Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Patriot Orchestra. There was also an awards concert for all the Orchestra and Guitar students at this time.
This was a "Ravinia-style" event where families could bring blankets and chairs to come watch and support their students! Attendees followed social distance guidelines and wore masks at all times. For those who couldn't join in person, the concert was streamed via Vimeo.
Feb. 25, 2021: Strings Winter Concert Showcase
The Guitar and Orchestra classes virtually presented small solo and chamber setting performances on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. to benefit our String Parent Association’s (SPA) "4 Weeks of Giving" fundraising effort. Performance videos were collected throughout the year, and therefore, some featured our musicians in warmer, outdoor settings. Pieces were announced live during the showcase. Performance streamed via Zoom.
Feb. 17, 2021: Strings Chamber Concert
On Feb. 17 at 6:00 p.m., students in in Symphonic and Patriot Orchestra class performed a virtual showcase via Zoom. This concert was our student small group chamber performances featuring trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets that chose their own music. All groups were virtually coached by professional music chamber coaches - Emma Strohbusch, Renee Henley, Nazar Dzhuryn and Morgan Little.
Strings Chamber Concert Program
Jan. 14, 2021: Strings Consortium Concert
The Strings department hosted a special virtual version of their annual Consortium event on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m. This event was for 8th grade students and their families interested in joining SHS guitar and orchestra classes in the fall of 2021. It was a fun and informational evening! Zoom link invitations were provided by school directors.
Jan. 12, 2021: Strings Winter Concert
The Strings department showcased the amazing musical work of each guitar and orchestra class during this one night virtual concert. Held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. on Vimeo, this event featured the best and brightest of our strings program in the debut of their first semester recording projects!
April 29 - May 1, 2021: Patriot Theatre Company Virtual One Act Plays 2021
Join us as we celebrate our annual One Act Plays through the Patriot Theatre Company, produced entirely virtually for the second year in a row! These plays are entirely student written, directed, acted, designed and produced. From comedy to murder mystery and musicals... the One Acts represent a diverse body of work and talent from our practically professional student theatre artists!
The "Reading Series" will take place on April 29 at 7 p.m. and will include plays produced as staged readings.
The "One Act Plays" will be performed April 30 and May 1 at 7 p.m. as fully produced virtual productions, some pre-recorded and some live!
Click this Zoom link or scan the QR code to join us!
View the event program for more information.
March 5-7, 2021: The Compass
Performances of "The Compass" were held Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. "The Compass" was a groundbreaking, live interactive performance that explored the intersection of technology and decision-making. The audience interacted with the actors through optional virtual breakout rooms and audience polls.
At the center of "The Compass" was a trial, determining the fate of a teenager who used an app to make a life-altering decision. In this play, every show ended differently, depending on what the audience decided as the jury. The audience joined us as we navigated the question: When someone else, or something else, tells you what to do, what exactly are you responsible for?
This play was recommended for mature audiences only, as it confronted such issues as racism and school violence.
Feb. 12-14, 2021: Almost, Maine
The Freshman/Sophomore play, "Almost, Maine." was streamed online on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. This multimedia production was filmed in a series of locations and the entire cast and crew was comprised on Stevenson freshmen under the direction of Theatre teacher Joey Fitzpatrick.
November 20-22, 2020: Disney's Newsies
Streamed performances: Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
Access to reserve tickets will begin on Nov. 2.
Oct. 24-25, 2020: OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist
OLIVÉRio streamed on Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
Please visit this online ticketing site to receive your free access code to stream this production.
Theatre - Improv
Feb. 5, 2021: The Failed Presidential Candidates, Live Virtual Comedy Show
The Failed Presidential Candidates hosted a live virtual comedy show on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. Twenty-seven of Stevenson's funniest students made up an entire performance, never to be seen again! This show was appropriate for audiences of all ages. Performance was streamed via Zoom.
Youth Arts Month
March 11, 2021: The Arts Connect Us, Youth Arts Month
Stevenson’s Fine Arts Department celebrated Youth Arts Month with a virtual presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. The presentation featured student performances and creative highlights from each area of our programs: Music, Theatre, Dance, and Visual Art. Performances were streamed via Vimeo.
The evening featured collections of artwork and montages of performances created during Fall 2020’s Remote Learning semester. Works included:
- Patriot Theatre Companies' performances of Newsies, Oliverio and Failed Presidential Candidates Improv.
- Collections of music and artwork from scenic design, sound design, music production and visual arts classrooms.
Performances from Dance 3 classrooms, Repertory Dance Company and Mélange Dance Company.
- Performances by Patriot Orchestra, Concert Band, Freshman Band, Stevenson Orchestra Chamber Ensemble and all Stevenson choirs in a collaborative finale.