Performing Arts

A wonderful music community, exciting performance opportunities, and engaging instructors

New Hampton School is excited to offer a variety of theatre classes and self-designed courses of study to enrich the academic pursuit of all students, regardless of their levels of experience. Serious performing arts students will be given tools to prepare for college undergraduate programs in theater. Students who want to explore a new field or have a great new experience will find ample opportunities to learn and have fun.

The theatre program offers a broad range of productions. There are three mainstage productions each year, including a big musical in the Spring. In addition, New Hampton School offers a series of student-directed plays during the winter term. Auditions are available to all students and most rehearsals take place during free block times.

Meet the Instructors

List of 2 members.

  • Joe Sampson 

    Director of Performing Arts, Performing Arts Faculty
  • Meredith Brown 

    History Department Chair, Performing Arts Faculty

Upcoming shows

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  • Fall 2017 Performing Arts Show

    Fall Play "Snow Angel" Premieres November 10 - 11, 2017

    Director of Performing Arts Joe Sampson directs New Hampton School's fall play, Snow Angel by David Lindsay-Abaire. After a private performance for the school on November 10, the all student production will be open to the public on November 11, 2017 at 7:30PM. The show is free and open to the public.
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  • New Hampton School performs "The Addams Family Young@Part"

    On Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm, the New Hampton School theatre program will be showing "The Addams Family Young@Part.” A book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams.
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  • Fall Play "The 39 Steps" to Premier November 11th & 12th

    The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy by Patrick Barlow, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, plays in McEvoy Theatre on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12. The Friday performance is for the New Hampton School community and the Saturday performance is for the general public. The showtime is 7:30. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense.
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  • The spring musical "Edges" to appear on McEvoy stage May 14 at 7:00PM

    Edges is a song cycle about young adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (DogfightJames And The Giant Peach) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.
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  • Fall Theatre Production

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  • The Processional

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  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon is the Fall Play!

    New Hampton School's Performing Arts Department will stage its fall play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon on November 13-14. The public is invited to the November 14 show, which will be in the school's McEvoy Theater at 7:30 PM. 
    Admission is a recommended donation of $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. The show is free to NHS Community members and any resident of New Hampton village with a valid ID. 
    Directed by NHS Director of Performing Arts Joe Sampson, Brighton Beach Memoirs is a seriocomic play about a family living in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. It is also the coming of age story of Eugene Morris Jerome, a 14 year old boy growing up in a crowded house with his parents, brother, aunt, and two cousins.
    The cast includes 
    Eugene:  Torre Davy ('17)
    Blanche: Maggie Van Dyne (’19)
    Kate: Alyxandra Huckaby (‘19)
    Laurie: Ruby Schechter ('19)
    Nora: Sarah Snow ('17)
    Stanley: Elliot Sezalory ('18)
    Jack: Leo Liang (’19)
    Stage Manager:  Emma Wellington ('17)
    New Hampton School Faculty Meredith C. Brown is the Set and Lighting Designer. 
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Out of Order; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Importance of Being Earnest; Rumors; All In The Timing; Fools; Table 12; And Then There Were None; 13 - The Musical; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged; The Rude Mechanicals from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Almost, Maine; The Servant of Two Masters; Bat Boy:  The Musical; The Laramie Project; Little Shop of Horrors
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