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Our award-winning drama program gives students the opportunity to enhance their creative thinking and broaden their personal expression.

Students on stage performing in middle school musical 2019 "The Beat Goes On"

Students in all grades hone their craft and explore their talents on stage and behind the scenes. Each year, they work as a team to present up to six outstanding productions including musicals, dramas, and one-act plays. Students can choose to perform by acting, singing, and dancing or develop their production strengths through stagecraft, choreography, and directing.

The quality of our theatre arts program and students’ individual and troupe work has been recognized with multiple Cappie Awards (Philadelphia Critics and Awards Program), the equivalent of the Tony Awards for high school students. Praising the impact of their drama experiences here, many Barrack graduates have pursued careers in the theater and arts, with some going on to work on Tony Award-winning productions.

2022-2023 Winter Season

Little Women

Directed by Niva Cohen and Raphael Englander, Class of 2023


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Student-Directed Show

Little Women play logo


by Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
LITTLE WOMEN was commissioned and originally produced by the Jungle Theater (Sarah Rasmussen, Artistic Director), Minneapolis, MN
New York City premiere at Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder), June 2019
LITTLE WOMEN is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

Performance dates:

Sunday, January 29 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 30 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31 7:00 p.m.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Middle School Musical

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown logo


Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

Performance dates:

Tuesday, February 21 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 23 7:00 p.m.

Students singing and dancing in Mamma Mia 2019



Mamma Mia!: Upper School Musical 2019

Noises Off: Barrack Reparatory Theatre Company 2018

Clue: Student-Directed Play 2018