This year Bay will mount two full-scale dramatic productions, one in the fall and one in the spring. Every other spring, students direct and perform their own one-act series. Performances have included the musicals "The Addams Family," “Fiddler on the Roof," “Once Upon a Mattress,” and "Into the Woods," and plays such as “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “The Laramie Project,” "Much Ado About Nothing," "Urine Town" and most recently "She Kills Monsters." Coming this fall, Bay will be putting on the musical "Seussical."
All performances are directed by Bay's Theatre Director Maryssa Wanlass. Students create the rest of the cast and crew of each performance, including stage managing, set design, lights and sound design, and publicity. There is a wide variety of acting and tech roles in each performance and these roles count as co-curricular/activities courses.
The Bay School Jazz Club and The Bay School Chorus perform at school gatherings and for community groups and schools. Jazz students comprise the pit band for school musicals and find inspiration in San Francisco’s vibrant jazz scene.
The Bay School has an agreement with the Fort Mason Center, Southside Theater to hold performances at that venue. About Southside Theater
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus of Lippa, Brickman, and Elice's musical: the Addams kids are growing up.
In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.