Congratulations to the cast of Frozen JR. on a successful spring performance!
Performing Arts Curriculum
Each fall Arborbrook offers drama as an enrichment opportunity in Grades 2-8 where students have the opportunity to expand their acting, singing, and movement skills as they discover what it takes to put on a musical. Students also explore theater vocabulary, storytelling through music and dance, developing character, and most importantly: collaboration and focus. Our performances have included Honk JR,Schoolhouse Rock, American Jukebox: a Musical Review, Selected Songs, Jungle Book, Phantom Tollbooth, The Bird and the Bug, and Scenes from Seussical the Musical.
Arborbrook High School students have the opportunity every spring to audition for and participate in a full-scale Broadway musical. Beginning with the audition process to the closing number, students engage in all aspects of musical theater while being taught by theater professionals. Arborbrook has participated in the Blumey Awards, a Blumenthal Theater program that recognizes excellence in high school musical theater in the Charlotte area. Arborbrook won a Blumey Award in 2016 for Best Supporting Actress in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Other performances have included Frozen JR, Shrek, Seussical the Musical, Wizard of Oz, and James and the Giant Peach
Past High School Electives have also included Musical Theatre, Drama and Acting.
“Many great men have put their beautiful thoughts, not into books, or pictures, or architecture, but into musical score.” Charlotte Mason
At Arborbrook, we take every opportunity to expose children to the masters of music. In addition, we listen to great musical compositions from multiple genres, and learn about the lives and work of master musicians and composers.
Our students begin music in Kindergarten and continue to build on those skills as they progress in lower school grades. By 6th grade, students build on to their musical skills by learning to play the ukelele. The reading of music and learning to play an instrument is vital part of developing our brains.