Updates on Performing Arts

By Ellen O’H. ’20

As usual, Winsor’s arts departments are simply thriving. We are lucky to be surrounded by motivated and talented individuals in our theaters, art studios, and choral rooms! The transition from fall to winter is a time when the whole school gets to appreciate all of the hard work done by more artistically-inclined Wildcats.

The Sparrow 

Unfortunately, if you didn’t get a chance to catch “The Sparrow” on its opening weekend of November 9th, you’re plum out of luck in terms of seeing the showcased talents of actors like Izzy Leonetti ’20, Danya Dubrow-Compaine ’20, and many others. The Winsor performance of the play was gripping: not one to miss! The play is about a girl (portrayed by Izzy Leonetti ’20) who discovers she has special powers and has to come to terms with that in the context of tragedy that may or may not be her fault, all the while trying to fit in in the town that was rocked by that same tragedy. 

Space Girl

If you didn’t get a chance to see “The Sparrow,” mark your calendars for February 20th and 21st so you can go see “Space Girl!” Winsor’s annual student-directed play, “Space Girl,” is about a sixteen-year-old alien named Arugula Suarez (portrayed by Jenni Vega ‘22) who is trying to fit in here on Planet Earth. She also has a greater obligation to protect our planet, which is a lot to ask from a sixteen-year-old, if you ask me! Audrey Wu ’20 and Nazira Calhoun ’20 will be directing the play; it is sure to be a comical delight!


Featuring 5 Winsor girls, Roxbury Latin’s winter musical is sure to be a hit. Telling the story of the 1899 newsboy strike for higher wages and better treatment, Newsies is a heart-warming story of a rag-tag group of boys who push against the odds and succeed.


The smell of balsam fir is in the air, your fireplace is crackling, and you’ve got hot cocoa in your hand. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for the winter concert! There was a lot to look forward to, such as the talented Winsor Varsity Orchestra’s performance, conducted by Ms. Rice, or the many choral performances conducted by Ms. Taillacq. We were all treated to the multi-lingual stylings of Small Chorus and a merry rendition of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Whatever your musical holiday fancy, you were surely satisfied by the Winter Concert.