It's quite the production...
Lexington Christian Academy has a multi-decade tradition of integrating the visual and performing arts with faith, as is evidenced by the existence of The Cross Worship and Performing Arts Center. We produce full-scale musicals, classic plays, literary adaptations, and original scripts (including cast devised and student-written plays) as a co-curricular enterprise with students playing prominent roles not only on stage but in tech and design capacities as well. Hang around after the show, and join in lively talkback sessions with our students.
While we love a good show here at LCA, we love a good process even more, and we love to reflect on what we're learning about the theatre, the world, ourselves, and our God.
LCA Musical Theatre Intensive presents
June 28 & 29 at 7pm
This is a two-week pre-professional experience for students from throughout the United States. Director Jessica French, a graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music and Belmont College, leads a team of Christian theatre professionals to guide students through what it's like to mount a show the way professionals do it. Jessica and her staff also lead the students through Bible studies and prayer times throughout the two weeks. The LCA Musical Theatre Intensive is the only program of its kind in New England as far as we are aware, and we feel grateful and privileged to host year two after last year's successful production of Cinderella.
Several current LCA students are in this production including Katie Norman '19 as Eponine, PJ Griffiths '22 as Marius, and Harley Rusk '19 as Fantine.
Our Summer Musical Theatre Intensive is performing Les Miserables (school edition) on June 28 & 29 at 7 p.m. in the Cross Center, with a live chamber orchestra.
– FIRST EVER –
Alumni Musical Theater presents
July 19 & 20 at 7pm
For the first time ever, Lexington Christian Academy alumni are coming together to put on a performance. Garrett Traer '18 (producer/director) and Jennifer Murphy (musical director) are teaming up to present the concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel on July 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. Natalie Cist '19 is the choreographer, and you'll see and hear some familiar faces and voices - only older and grown up.
Theatre Director, Christopher Greco
After I graduated from Brandeis University with an MFA in Playwriting, former headmaster, Barry Koops, invited me to become LCA's first ever dedicated theatre faculty. I eagerly returned in 2013 after the grand opening of the Cross Worship and Performing Arts Center, having served as an arts and worship pastor during the intervening 15 years. While pastoring, I had the privilege of creating an original musical with Canadian worship leader, Brian Doerksen, based on Luke 15 (www.prodigal-god.com). I serve as the Pastor of Worship at Antioch Church of Waltham, and I am also a master's level counselor with a degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.