Welcome Incoming FreshmEn to Acalanes High School!
We are excited to introduce you to the amazing and talented staff and students of AHS Performing Arts! If you love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, write music, or learn the art of stagecraft, you’ve come to the right place!
We are a strong and creative crowd which includes the Drama, Choral and Instrumental Music classes and student-led a capella, music and other performing arts groups! You will find us on campus in the Performing Arts Center, at AHS sporting events and in the community performing plays, musicals, seasonal singing, and at instrumental music engagements and competitions. Our faculty is passionate about their craft and profession and believe in the ability to hone skills and grow passion in their students! Stroll through our website to see past performances and meet our talented students and staff.
Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters (APAB)
The Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters champions and helps sustain a high quality performing arts education at Acalanes High School. We are a parent led organization with individual discipline boards for the Choral, Drama and Instrumental Music programs. These boards also collectively work together on the APAB board to support our performing arts teachers and students.
Please join us!
APAB and the individual discipline board meetings are open to families of Acalanes students who participate in the performing arts. Please drop us an email
to learn more about our meetings and how you can lend a hand in supporting our programs!
We want to acknowledge that this is a challenging time for everyone, and in particular for our performing arts students. With your support we have the ability to continue to help build futures for our students, even in these unprecedented circumstances.
Thanks for your support! #DonsShowUp
Yes, it’s about what you think it’s about. This Brechtian musical is satirical and delivers cutting social commentary that is very relevant to the world today. It parodies other musicals, such as “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Les Mis”, and “Chicago” and makes fun of itself and the genre of Musical Theater. Adults are $18; Students and Seniors (over 60) are $16. Buy tickets to Urinetown now!
Winter Around The World
Dec 12, 7pm
Acalanes Performing Arts Center
Please join us for the 2019 Winter Choral Concert, “Winter Around the World.” Come hear the Choirs, a cappella groups, solo acts and special guests, the Nothing But Treble choir.
Reserve your seats today! Don’t miss this great way to kick off the Holiday Season!
The Acalanes Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert Thursday, November 14 at 7PM in the Performing Arts Center with special guests the Stanley Jazz Messengers.
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard.
Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. After conducting more than 200 interviews with the people of the town they have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
The Acalanes DramaDons are producing The Laramie Project this fall. Performances are October 23-26th. Tickets are on sale in the Acalanes Webstore.
A decade has passed since the United States Marine Band last appeared on stages along the West Coast. However, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, the band returns and will play a free concert in Lafayette. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in the Acalanes High School gymnasium and is sponsored by the school’s instrumental music program. Free tickets are available (limit four per request) by visiting marineband.ticketleap.com. In the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs from traditional band repertoire and Sousa marches to instrumental solos and a salute to the Armed Forces. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Don’t miss this very special performance.
Thanks to Blueprint for reporting on the ceremony celebrating seniors who are pursuing the arts in college.
April 24, 25, 26, & 27, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Little Theater
Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as 13 actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. Tickets are available on the Acalanes Web Store.