New England Classical Academy

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Check the recent NECA News found on the News section of the website for upcoming dates for NECA cleaning schedule. For all those families needing to work Volunteer Hours, this is the best and fastest way to do it!

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS: Keep an eye out for an upcoming fundraising meeting to help with some exciting and new fundraisers we're launching in 2017!

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Upcoming Events

Mon May 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
Thu Jun 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
GRADUATION
Fri Jun 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
TENTATIVE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: DISMISSAL 12:00
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DRAMA MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the drama curriculum is not just about acting, but to develop imagination, to learn how to speak with intent and emotion, to move with confidence, agility and skill and most of all to learn about our humanity through great stories, real and fictional. From the earliest plays of Greece, through contemporary works, grades one through twelve explore different styles and history of drama and music.  

In class, students play games and engage in creative drama, learning improvisational skills and developing confidence and imagination.   Singing songs from musicals, classical works and folk songs helps develop projection, diction and emotional expression as well as providing them with a connection to the larger world of song and the pleasure of singing “in harmony.”   Acting work develops memorization skills, and much more importantly, develops physical expression and empathy of characters from all points in history.

The goal is not to produce accomplished actors but to develop their innate skills as human storytellers, so that they may stand up and speak with clear intent, appropriate emotion and physical confidence and skill.  

PAST NECA Productions

April 2018   Grimm's Tales, Claremont Opera House

Oct. 2017    Writing a Will Can Be Murder

May 2017    A Midsummer Night's Dream, SCA outdoor stage in Charlestown, NH

Nov. 2016    Touchtone M for Murder

April 2016    The Canterville Ghost, Claremont Opera House

Oct. 2015     The Groom Had Cold Feet

March 2015  Les Miserables, Claremont Opera House

Nov. 2014   Murder Mystery

April 2014   The Winter's Tale, Claremont Opera House

March 2013  The Man Who Came to Dinner, Claremont Opera House

April 2012   The Phantom of the Opera, Claremont Opera House

March 2011 Arabian Nights, Claremont Opera House

April 2010  The Lion, The WItch and The Wardrobe