Step onto the stage, try out your voice, and be someone else for a moment. Give your mind (and your legs) a little break once in a while. Paint, draw, take photographs, help out with stage crew. At GMVS, students are asked to try new things, take calculated risks, and gain an appreciation for something new and different. The arts are a key piece of that puzzle.

Musical Theater

The hallmark of the GMVS arts program is our annual musical theater production. One student’s personal best might be as the lead in the play; another might simply face the fear of being on stage and speaking a line. Regardless, the theater program enhances the sense of community amongst the entire GMVS family — students, families, teachers, coaches, local businesses and residents. Each year, over 60% of the student body participates in our theater program. Instruction is provided in dance, voice, performance, sound, and set design.

Visual Arts

Explore your creativity. Express yourself through different mediums, take advantage of our course offerings in studio art and photography. Discover your hidden talents or hone your passions right here at GMVS.

Meet Our Theater Director

Nick holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College and is a practicing actor, choreographer, and director with a vast array of off-Broadway and regional experiences. Nick moved back to Colchester full time in the spring of 2020 and since then has been working with high school students directing for both Very Merry Theater in Burlington, Vermont and local high school productions. A Vermont native, Nick is familiar with the Mad River Valley, having performed in several shows at the Skinner Barn. Nick is excited to share his passion for musical theater with the GMVS community.