Fine Arts News

Advanced MS Drama

Students in Libba Urps’ Advanced Drama class recently performed “Monsters Under the Bed” for a delighted audience of 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students.

The Shannon Players will present an evening of drama with two productions!

2019 Spring Drama

This Is So Sudden

This one-act comedy is about a young woman who has imagined a most perfect single life for herself and her friends.

To Which End Do We Proceed?

This play is a thrilling murder mystery about a famous playwright who invites a troupe of actors to his home to discover the perfect ending to his play. 

Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Upper School Gymnasium
Students - $5
Adults - $10

Seating is general admission.  Tickets are available online or from Mrs. Blair.

Click HERE to order tickets today! (Your name(s) will be on a list at the door.)


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The Shannon Forest Concert Choir toured with the prestigious Choirs of America Festival in San Francisco on March 14, 2019.  They worked with festival headliners Deke Sharon (The Sing Off, Pentatonix, Jane, Pitch Perfect) and Z. Randall Stroope (prolific and famous American composer).  In addition, students took part in a choral clinic with Wei Cheng (UC Berkeley Director of Choral Activities). 

After adjudicated performances, the event culminated in an evening concert performance spotlighting each choir and premiering a new mass choir piece by Z. Randall Stroope.  Sophomores Noelle Shorter, Asher Moorhouse and junior Ansley Sanders were chosen out of hundreds of students to perform in small solo sections within the mass choir piece.  Shannon’s Concert Choir received an outstanding cumulative score of 86 (out of 100). Our Concert Choir also helped to lead the Sunday morning worship service at Calvary Presbyterian Church.   Click on the link below for a livestream of the service:

The group also enjoyed trips to Alcatraz, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies Houses (seen in the TV show Full House) and Chinatown.  The wonderful experience ended with a sunset dinner and dance cruise around the San Francisco Bay. 

Click HERE to view more photos in our online gallery!


The Shannon Players will present the drama "To Which End Do We Proceed," on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper School Gymnasium.  There will also be a short one-act play called "This Is So Sudden" by Sam Janney that will be performed by an all-female cast of seniors.

The following volunteers, set pieces and props are need for the production:

  • Seamstress for costume alterations
  • Fainting Couch (chaise lounge) - preferably with a partial back and side, upholstered or a combination of wood and fabric
  • Two matching tall book cases – 2’ to 3’ in width with dark wood (oak, cherry, mahogany) or a wood look.
  • 1920’s telephone (wall or desk) candlestick phone (black, would also work)
  • Fedora hat (large)

Please email Libba Urps at if you can help.