Fine Arts News

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, for the Shannon Players production of Murder’s in the Heir! The play, by Billy St. John, is a classic “whodunit” with a bit of a twist.  The audience will decide the identity of the killer!   It was a dark and stormy night, at the secluded home of tyrannical billionaire, Simon Starkweather. Fast approaching his demise, Starkweather assembles his discrepant heirs and household staff together for a preview of his last will and testament, which contains a component that completely catches each one of them off guard.  

Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4, 2018

7:00 p.m.

West Campus (Upper School) Gymnasium

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 10



See Mrs. Blair at the Main Reception Desk


Murder’s in the Heir, is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.

Mark your calendars now for Shannon Forest’s spring drama production Murder’s in the Heir!  This audience interactive murder mystery comedy will be held on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus (Upper School) Gymnasium.  

The Drama Department is in need of volunteers able to help with set construction during the week of spring break (Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30)!  If you can lend a hand or any of the following props and set pieces for the production, please contact Libba Urps at

Fireplace tools (screen, poker)
Small fireplace rug
Silver Coffee pot (can be a silver plated/stainless steel percolator pot) 
Silver Creamer (can be silver-plated)  
Silver Sugar bowl (can be silver-plated) 
IV Rod
IV drip bag
Bag with blood pressure cuff
Oxygen tank with tube to oxygen mask
Five, white battery operated tapered candles
Antique or replica, low-back sofa 
Small round mahogany or dark cherry table that will seat four
Chef’s jacket/small


Shannon Forest's Middle School Choir, and High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will travel to Columbia, South Carolina to compete in the South Carolina Independent School's Association (SCISA) Music Festival on Thursday, March 15.


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WorldStrides OnStage Programs rewards the most elite music groups in the country with the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage as part of the National Youth Choir. The Shannon Forest Women’s Choir was invited to perform after receiving a Gold Medal and 1st Place ranking at the Nashville Worldstrides OnStage Festival. Our women will join with some of the best singers in the country to work with guest conductor Anton Armstrong from Friday, March 16, to Monday, March 19.  Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned advanced degrees at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. The students will enjoy accommodations at the New York Midtown Hilton, attend a Broadway show, and enjoy several sightseeing excursions. The trip will conclude with a performance from the National Youth Choir open to the public on Sunday, March 18, at Carnegie Hall. Participating students include: Liddy Agbomi, Caroline Baughman, Veronika Birkner, Rylee Bryant, Rachel Diemer, Cassie Fischer, Katie Goad, Julia Harris, Anna Pereda and Ansley Sanders.