Winter Instrumental Music Concert Recordings

December 5th, 2017

Concert Band

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

December 6th, 2017

String Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

 December 7, 2017

Albany High School Jazz Ensemble

Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble Performs at College of San Mateo Jazz Festival (audio links)

Congratulations to the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance Nov. 17, 2017 at the College of San Mateo Jazz Festival. The college adjudicators scored them with a 97-91-91, for an average of 93, among the upper echelon at the festival. All three adjudicators commented on how wonderful the students performed and how impressed they were.  In a message to the Ensemble Mr. Dea said: “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of students than I was today. You represented the Acalanes and Lafayette school community with honor and distinction.”

Congratulations to the following students for being singled out for outstanding performances by the adjudication panel:

  • John Leamy (Senior) – Flugelhorn/Trumpet
  • Kenny Workman (Senior) – Trumpet
  • Maverick Fabela (Junior) – Piano
Performance recordings are available at the following links:

 

She Kills Monsters – Drama

The Acalanes DramaDons present: She Kills Monsters

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

She Kills Monsters runs November 1, 2, 3, & 4, at 7:00 in the Acalanes Little Theatre.

Tickets are $7.00 for Students/Seniors and $12.00 for General Admission, and are available online or at the door.

 

Metamorphoses

AHS DramaDons presents Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.
Timeless lessons of Ovid’s tales and related works are brought to life in this series of dramatic vignettes filled with Gods and humans alike. Set in water, the scenes reflect the human condition and eventual transformation needed to reach redemption. Directed by AHS Drama Teacher, Ed Meehan.

April 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:00pm

Presented in The Acalanes High School’s Little Theater

$7 Students & Seniors /  $12 General

Tickets available now in our online store!

Bye Bye Birdie

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present Bye Bye, Birdie on March 2, 3 at 7pm and March 4 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Bye Bye Birdie — Book by Mike Stewart, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams — is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. Historical tidbit: The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie,” is word play on the name of Conway Twitty, a rock-and-roll rival of Presley’s.

This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.

*** UPDATE: Tickets are sold out for Friday and Saturday.  We may have a limited number of tickets at the door if any are returned by patrons who cannot attend ***
These performances always sell out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students and Seniors (60 and older)

All tickets are reserved seating and can be purchased online. If you purchase tickets and find you cannot attend, please let us know so we can release your seat and sell it to another interested patron. Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.

Buy tickets here!

Acalanes DramaDons presents Radium Girls

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When a factory of spirited watch-face painters is slowly overtaken with deadly illnesses, the painful truth is exposed. Angry for blindly trusting in their deceitful employer, Grace fights to have her fellow workers’ quieted voices heard. Filled with radiant paint, social justice, corporate intrigue and Madame Curie, the Acalanes DramaDons are proud to present this powerful and inspiring performance of Radium Girls. Based on the true story of the employees of the U.S. Radium Corporation and the landmark case that would influence change for workers’ rights. Directed by AHS Drama Teacher, Ed Meehan.

Experience the intrigue November 2, 3, 4, and 5, at 7:00pm in the AHS Performing Arts Center little theater. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available during lunch at Acalanes High School and online through the web store. Limited ticket sales available day of the show. Adults $12. Students and Seniors $7. All proceeds go to the Drama Discipline of Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present The Drowsy Chaperone on March 3, 4 at 7pm and March 5 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison is a farcical play within a comedy. The “Man in the Chair” is your guide as you navigate his favorite musical from the 20’s, The Drowsy Chaperone. The tale is one of slapstick comedy, improbable situations, a wedding that may or not may not happen, all strung together with snappy, upbeat 20’s influenced song and dance.

This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.


These performances always sell out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students and Seniors (60 and older)

Tickets can be picked up at AHS in front of the Attendance Office on days when lunchtime ticket sales occur (Feb. 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and Mar. 1-4) and also on the AHS Webstore. Tickets may be picked up any day tickets are being sold or at the door on the night of any performance. Note that any tickets not claimed by 6:40pm on 3/3,4 and 7:10pm on 3/5 will be released for sale.
Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.