In addition to the required courses offered in the performing arts, students in all grades have the opportunity to participate and audition in a variety of ways that showcase and celebrate their theatrical talents—on stage and behind the scenes.

Required and Elective Performing Arts Courses

  • Fine Arts 6 (Visual & Performing Arts)
  • Middle School Theatrical Arts
  • Middle School Musical Theatre
  • Intermediate Theatrical Arts
  • Production Design
  • Advanced Theatrical Arts
  • Directing
  • Resume and Audition Prep
  • Choir
  • Hurricane Choir (advanced performance choir)

Other performance opportunities throughout the year include:

  • Coffee House Talent Show
  • Regional One-Act Play Competition
  • Fall Play
  • The Thespian Club
  • Winterim
  • Spring Musical
  • Fine Arts Department Showcase
  • Winter Choral Concert
  • Spring Choral Concert

The 2018 Fall Play is an original work written for AGS girls by Kate Guyton (writer of our 2017 GISA State 1st place winner Somewhere in France is a Lily).

The 2020 Spring Musical is Little Mermaid. The 2019-20 Middle School Musical Theatre performance is The Lion King.   

Fall Play Cast Takes 1st Place at State One Act Competition

The cast and crew of our fall play, Peter and the Starcatcher, competed in the GISA One Act Play competition. At the Regional level, they brought home the 1st place trophy and headed to the State competition in Visalia, where they won second place and two of our actresses took home individual awards.

I am so grateful for my experience with Ms. Uterhardt through the AGS arts program. I am a better student, performer, and teacher because of my time in drama class, Category 5, the fall play, and the spring musical. I was totally prepared to participate in theatre in college, and I continue to work as a teacher for young performers programs!

Rachel Platt '16, Vanderbilt '20