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.
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.
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
Paul Tines first joined us for our 2019 production of Grease. He has taught acting, dance, movement, and theater history for over 40 years in an array of settings, including many independent schools. He has directed and choreographed over 150 musicals and plays at the Paul Mellon Arts Center (Choate), Ward Center for the Arts (St. Paul’s Schools), Austin Arts Center (Trinity College), The Contemporary Arts Center and Newman Arts Center (NOLA), Newton Country Players, Lexington Players (Boston), and other regional theaters. His acting students have appeared on Broadway in Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Groundhog Day, Matilda, Finding Neverland, Getting’ the Band Back Together, The Ritz, M. Butterfly, and Take Me Out as well as Saturday Night Live.