Performing Arts

At Sage Ridge School, our Performing Arts program is a vibrant and integral part of our community. Sage Ridge School believes arts foster creativity, collaboration, and confidence, helping to shape well-rounded future leaders.

Our program offers a diverse range of opportunities for students in grades 3-12 to explore and develop their talents in music and theatre.

Sage Ridge Theatre Productions

Our theatre program encourages students to delve into the arts and provides opportunities to shine on- or off-stage. Whether your student wants to be an actor, director, stage manager or work on the technical side with sets, costumes, lighting or sound, Scorpions learn to grow as artists and students. Sage Ridge students participate in full-scale productions, from classic plays to contemporary works to beloved Broadway musicals, gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre arts. 

Sage Ridge School Theatre Productions are recognized for their excellence. The Nevada Thespians selected our Fall 2023 play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” for its Mainstage Showcase in Las Vegas, marking the fifth invitation Sage Ridge has received for the Mainstage Showcase. Scorpions pursuing the arts as an extracurricular compete at regionals and can receive invitations to state and the International Thespian Festival based on their regional scores. In 2024, Scorpion Rhea Skaria placed in the top 10% in Nevada for stage management and Scorpions Sam Browder ‘26 (Monologue) and Owen Heaphy ‘27 (Duet) received Excellent scores at regionals. 

Each school year, Sage Ridge produces a fall play, a Lower School play directed by an Upper School student in the winter, and a spring musical. Our annual theatre productions are treasured events in the Sage Ridge community showcasing our students' talents, dedication and courage. 

Season of Hope: Sage Ridge School announces 2024-2025 Season

For our 2024-2025 Sage Ridge Theatre Productions season, the audience embarks on “a journey through the realms of imagination, where words weave worlds, and stories come alive with the magic of theatre,” according to Sage Ridge Director of Theatre, Bradford Ka’ai’ai. “In the realm of literature, there exist timeless tales that resonate across generations, transcending the boundaries of time and space. Three distinct works though different in their essence, share a common thread of profound storytelling and enduring wisdom.”

Fall 2024 Play: “Where Words Once Were”
Performances: November 7-9, 2024
Auditions: August 26, 2024 for Grades 6-12

“‘Where Words Once Were’ by Finegan Kruckemeyer is a poignant play, where the audience is transported to a society where words are rationed, where language is stripped down to its bare essentials,” Mr. Kai’ai’ai said. “Yet, amidst this scarcity, the power of words shape reality, to connect in ways that defy the limitations imposed upon the world. Through the journey of Orhan, a young boy grappling with the loss of his voice, the audience is reminded of the transformative potential of language, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.” 

Winter 2025 Lower School Play: “Winnie-The-Pooh” 
Performances: February 7-8, 2025
Auditions: November 11, 2024 for Grades 3-5

“Wandering into the Hundred Acre Wood, where the beloved characters of A. A. Milne's ‘Winnie the Pooh’ dwell is an enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Pooh's simple wisdom touches the hearts of readers young and old,” Mr. Kai’ai’ai said. “Through the whimsical escapades of Pooh and his friends, valuable lessons about empathy, kindness, and the joy of companionship are learned. For in the midst of life's uncertainties, it is the bonds one forges with one another that sustain and guide one through the darkest of days and lighting the way to brighter tomorrows.”

Spring 2025 Musical: “The Sound of Music” 
Performances: April 17-25, 2025
Auditions: December 2-3, 2024 for Grades 4-12

“Soaring through the hills alive with ‘The Sound of Music,’ this timeless musical masterpiece, one is swept away by the melodious strains of Maria's song, echoing through the Austrian countryside,” Mr. Kai’ai’ai said. “Through the eyes of Maria, a spirited young woman with a love for music and adventure, the audience witnesses the resilience of the human spirit in the face of oppression. Set against the backdrop of World War II, ‘The Sound of Music’ is a reminder of the enduring power of hope, and the triumph of love over fear.”

“Reflecting upon these three works of art, remember the profound impact of storytelling. Whether through the thought-provoking drama of ‘Where Words Once Were,’ the heartwarming charm of ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ or the timeless melodies of ‘The Sound of Music,’ one is reminded of the beauty and resilience of the human spirit,” Mr. Kai’ai’ai said. “In a world often fraught with uncertainty, hold fast to the stories that inspire, unite, and remind one of the boundless possibilities that lie within each and every one of us. This is the 2024-2025 season; our season of Hope.”