The Circle Voice

Legally Blonde: Groton Theater Tackles Stereotypes

Cast members gathered around the piano to practice songs for the winter musical, Legally Blonde.

Derek Hu '21, Assistant Features Editor

February 11, 2020

If you’re finding the winter long and mundane, you should look out for this term’s musical, Legally Blonde. “Our company is taking on incredibly challenging material… and they are coming at that material with real passion and focus and creativity,” said Director of Theater Laurie Sales. ...

A New Approach to Climate Change

Alex Brown '21, Edwina Polynice '21 and Mikayla Murrin ’21 starring in Six Polar Bears Fell Out of the Sky This Morning.

Derek Hu '21, Assistant Features Editor

December 20, 2019

Groton School hosted two comedies and two dramas in a series of climate change plays on December 11. Eliza Powers ’20, Zoe Park ’21, Angela Wei ’21, and Sammy Agrawal ’21 each directed a captivating and thought-provoking play to convey the severity of climate change. “I really wanted to do a comedy about clim...

Parents Weekend Concert

Chamber Orchestra performing at the 2018 Parents Weekend Concert.

Allison Jiang '22, Assistant Arts Editor

October 13, 2019

Just as the calendar nears the end of October, Parents Weekend begins, opening Groton’s school gates to welcome family and friends to the circle. The doors of the Campbell Performing Arts Center (CPAC) will also open to host the annual Parents Weekend Concert. In one evening of performances, students fro...

Ancient Greece Meets Trapeze Acts in Groton Theater Trip

Alisa Gulyansky '24

October 11, 2019

Trapeze acts and circus performers illuminated in dazzling lights versus a classic Greek play that was written in 441 B.C.: two seemingly disparate concepts Groton Theater Director Laurie Sales is tasked with connecting.    On September 28, Groton theater, currently working on the Sophoclean tragedy ...

Groton Theater Presents Murder-Mystery, The Mousetrap

Groton Theater Presents Murder-Mystery, The Mousetrap

Eliza Powers '20, Assistant Arts Editor

October 19, 2018

A guest house. A nursery rhyme. A murder. Ten years ago, a farmer and his wife adopted three young siblings, one of whom died at the hands of their abuse. This morning in London, the farmer’s wife was found strangled and left with a note, “This is the first” and the music to the nursery rhyme...

An Introduction to Groton Arts

Zoe Park '21

September 13, 2018

Choir Choir is a way for students and faculty to express their love of singing. Led by music teacher and organist Daniel Moriarty, choir is a full class and performs every Sunday during Chapel. Students may additionally audition for Chamber Choir. For many choristers, the highlight of the year is Lessons a...

Theater Program Welcomes Andrea Underhill

Andrea (center right) with some of her former students.

Eliza Powers '20, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2018

This fall, Andrea Underhill will be taking over for Laurie Sales, who is on sabbatical, as Theater Director for the 2018-19 school year. Andrea began her career in theater as a high schooler. “The theater program at my high school, Merrimack High School, was very strong as we participated in the New E...

One Act Play Festival Returns

Students perform in the play Detective Axal Atkinson and the Sixth Grade Thief.

Grace Oh '21 and Elena Junkala '21

June 2, 2018

The popular One Act Play Festival, referred to as One Acts, marks the end of spring term at Groton. On Saturday, May 27, students excitedly watched their friends shine in a series of short plays. One Acts is a tradition which started before Laurie Sales was the Theater Director. Plays were not student-w...

Tragedy, Love in “The Women of Lockerbie”

Tragedy, Love in “The Women of Lockerbie”

Fran Saldivar '19

May 30, 2018

In the aftermath of Pan Am 103’s fatal flight over the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, a mother from New Jersey looks for the remains of her son. Also scavenging the plane’s wreckage are the women of Lockerbie. While the mother grieves, these women fight the United States government and strive to rescue...

Max Klein ’18 Makes Exquusite Music

Max Klein '18 Makes Exquusite Music

Cara Chang '20

June 2, 2017

Haunting. Elegant. Intense. Playgoers were in awe of the music composed by Max Klein ‘18 that accompanied Groton’s production of Equus. Charlie Hawkings ‘17, who played psychiatrist Martin Dysart, said that Max’s music “truly captured the essence of the play.” Yet Max’s composition, despit...

Five Plays, Two Shows: One Acts Return

Five Plays, Two Shows: One Acts Return

Fran Saldivar '19

June 2, 2017

Spring term has flown by, with memorable events from Circle Fest and Events Dance to Spring Fling taking place throughout. Preeminent among these spring traditions, though, is the One Act Festival, in which students direct short one-act plays (often written by students). This year’s One Act Festival ...

Theater Department Thinks Outside the Boxes

Macy Lipkin '18

January 27, 2017

Sixteen voices echo off the walls of the black box theater. Just seconds before, sock-clad feet were finding their places for the opening number, and hearts were beating with anticipation as Matthew Higgins Iati ’17 played the song’s intro chords on the piano. It’s the first run-through of the beginn...

An introduction to the arts at Groton

The Music Prefects

Becky Zhang '18, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2016

GUAC GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club, is an Instagram account (@thisisguac) created in October 2015 featuring a range of artwork by students and faculty, from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and body art. GUAC has now more than three hundred followers and this year’s Art...

Students Direct, Perform in Play Festival

Christian Carson '18 and Jon Lamson '18 in

June 5, 2016

Groton’s one act festival, arguably its most attended and enjoyable theatre production, continued its strong record this year with five new one-act shows. These shows were directed by six Groton students and used four original Grotonian works as their scripts. This year’s festival, rather unfortunate...