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Archer’s Theatre program develops students' creative confidence while enhancing performance technique and skill.
Through acting, improvisation, and public speaking, students learn to build and refine their creative expression. Archer’s theatre program has gained national recognition and most recent productions have garnered numerous National Youth Arts Awards and multiple Jerry Herman awards including Best Ensemble, Lighting, Technical Crew, and Costume Design. 

  • The academic program offers introductory and advanced theatre classes to develop students’ acting technique, character development, and scene-writing.

  • Student actors can participate in our full-stage Middle School and Upper School musicals and plays. Recent performances include "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "Tommy," "Chicago," "Alice in Wonderland," "Seussical," "Metamorphoses," "Leader of the Pack," "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown," "Frozen," and "Into the Woods."

  • Production crews are student-led, so students learn the technical aspects of theatre, including direction, stage design, lighting, and sound design.

Course Offerings

  • Acting & Improv
  • Acting & Theatre
  • Theatre Arts: Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Advanced Study: Theatre

Camp Stowaways

Middle School Play

Beauty and the Beast

Middle School Musical

Wizard of Oz

Middle School Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar

Upper School Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

Upper School Musical

Edwin Drood

Upper School Musical

The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.