Performing Arts

At BUA, music and drama provide outlets for students to express themselves and — just as importantly — to have fun.  Do you sing?  Play an instrument?  Act? Want to learn?  With a wide variety of course offerings and extracurricular clubs and activities to choose from, there are many opportunities to expend some creative energy at Boston University Academy. Our performing arts program encourages and inspires students at all skill levels to build confidence, improvise, collaborate, and unlock their artistic potential.

Major Performances by Year


Winter Play: An Evening of Durang and Ives (Selected shorts by Christopher Durang and David Ives)


Winter Play: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
Spring Musical: Jonah and the Whale by David Darrow and Tyler Mills


Winter Play: The Life and Death of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Spring Musical: Assassins by Stephen Sondheim

Spring Concert: Symphonie no. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven


Winter Play: Tartuffe by Molière

Valentine’s Day Cabaret: eclectic program of Jazz standards

Spring Musical: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris compiled by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman

Spring Concert: St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach


Winter Play: Sense and Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill

Valentine’s Day Cabaret: eclectic program of Jazz standards

Spring Musical: Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

Spring Concert: Choral Fantasy by Ludwig van Beethoven


Winter Play: The Dragon by Evgeny Schwartz

Spring Musical: The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein

Spring Concert: Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Borodin