Spring Musical, "Earthland"
Premiere Event at ArtsQuest: April 25
Becky's Drive-In Experience: April 27-29
On-Demand Experience April 30- May 2
Click here to visit our April web calendar for more info!

Fall 2020 Performance, Exhibit & Event Season

The Charter Arts Fall Performance Season will Innovate and Inspire in New Ways!

Our 2020-2021 performance season may be virtual but it won’t stop our incredible young artists from putting on a show.   Charter Arts is committed to providing innovative virtual events that will focus on the artistic process, student-centered original works, and creativity.  

We will be inspiring each other as we create new and innovative ways to bring art to our dedicated audience.

While we all look forward to a time when our students will once again perform on our stages showcase their works in our gallery and interact with guests and audiences at many showcases, readings, and events, we will use ‘the stage that we are given’ this season.  The virtual stage may have its challenges but it also brings with it a spark of excitement as the beautiful artistry created each day at our school will now reach an even wider audience! We look forward to seeing you there! 


Thank you to our Advertisers! Each year, our playbill advertisement initiative is a vital fundraiser for our school. If you would like your business to appear in this reel for future events, please contact communications@charterarts.org.

OCTOBER

Fall Art ExhibitionThe Charter Arts Visual Arts Department presents its Fall Exhibition is available to view online from October 2, 2020- October 31, 2020.  The Charter Arts Visual Arts Department presents its Virtual Fall Exhibition, with a First Friday kick-off on October 2, 2020. This Back to School showing of the department’s Spring 2020 Exhibit includes examples of in-class and personal series work from grades 10-12 plus alumni. Donations are welcome.  VIEW EXHIBIT

The Charter Arts Literary Arts Lodge Readings Series
October 9, 2020/ 6 PM
Free Event. Donations welcome to benefit Café the Lodge

“Not Your Bedtime Stories” Audio Book Series
Produced by the Charter Arts Production Arts Department. A series of three spooky audiobooks performed and recorded by Production Arts students.  Release date: October 23, 2020. Check back for event information.

Ice House Tonight Virtual Songwriter’s Café
October 27, 2020 / 7PM
Select students performing all original contemporary music through the IceHouse Tonight platform. A Google Form link will be distributed the week before to RSVP to the event. Once you RSVP, you will receive a Zoom link that you can use to tune in to the live performance.  FREE Event.

“Don’t Look Under the Bed”: Virtual Escape Room
October 30, 2020 Launch. Available until November 1, 2020

A virtual haunted escape room game details three bedrooms that share the woeful tale of children who once inhabited them. With clues and riddles hidden throughout, you will have to crack the code to escape! Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

NOVEMBER

Virtual Music Festival Performance
November 5-, 2020/ 7 PM
The Charter Arts Music Department presents four virtual music festivals instead of the typical fall performance calendar. These Music Festivals will feature recorded performances and projects from across both the Instrumental and Vocal departments!
Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

InVision Photo Festival Art Exhibition: The Charter Arts Visual Arts Department presents its InVision Photography Remote Exhibition (free event), available from November 6, November 30, 2020. Link to view the exhibit will be posted on November 6, 2020.

Virtual Café
November 12, 2020/ 7 PM
Enjoy an evening of great music as students of all majors perform contemporary covers and original music. A Google Form link will be distributed the week before to RSVP to the event. Once you RSVP, you will receive a Zoom link that you can use to tune in to the live performance.

The Charter Arts Literary Arts Lodge Readings Series
November 13, 2020/ 6PM
Free. Donations welcome to benefit Café the Lodge

Virtual Music Festival Performance
November 18, 2020/ 7 PM
The Charter Arts Music Department presents four virtual music festivals instead of the typical fall performance calendar. These Music Festivals will feature recorded performances and projects from across both the Instrumental and Vocal departments!
Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

Virtual Dance Soup
November 19-21, 2020/ 7 PM
The Charter Arts Dance Department proudly presents its first ever virtual Dance Soup Concert. This year senior solo themed works will be featured that students developed based on various current events. The show will also include collaborations between dance majors in different class years who worked entirely remotely to create work they recorded from their homes and then became a “dance on camera” through using various editing software. Dance Soup is a meaningful avenue for students to showcase a diverse array of choreographic expressions, all while exploring the effects of their artistic choices. Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

DECEMBER

Virtual Music Festival Performance
December 3, 2020/ 7 PM
The Charter Arts Music Department presents four virtual music festivals instead of the typical fall performance calendar. These Music Festivals will feature recorded performances and projects from across both the Instrumental and Vocal departments!
Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

Winter Art Exhibit
The Charter Arts Visual Arts Department presents its Winter Exhibition
is available to view online from December 4, 2020- December 30, 2020.

Theatre: Annual Children’s Show:  The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts senior theatre majors present, The Magic Mirrors and the Magic Royale, a fun-filled web series in five installments. In a magical world, four characters work together to defeat the evil dragon keeping them apart. On the journey, they discover that, even in the toughest of times, teamwork and friendship can get them through. Suitable for ages 5 – 9.
December 11, 2020/ 7 PM
Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

The Charter Arts Literary Arts Lodge Readings Series
December 11, 2020/ 6PM
Free. Donations welcome to benefit Café the Lodge.

Virtual Music Festival Performance
December 17, 2020/ 7 PM
The Charter Arts Music Department presents four virtual music festivals instead of the typical fall performance calendar. These Music Festivals will feature recorded performances and projects from across both the Instrumental and Vocal departments!
Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

Holiday Virtual Café
December 18, 2020/ 7 PM
Enjoy contemporary holiday music of all traditions performed by students of all majors. A Google Form link will be distributed the week before to RSVP to the event. Once you RSVP, you will receive a Zoom link that you can use to tune in to the live performance.

JANUARY

The Charter Arts Literary Arts Lodge Readings Series
January 14, 2021/ 6PM
Free. Donations welcome to benefit Café the Lodge.

The Charter Arts Literary Arts Freshmen Showcase
January 22, 2021/ 6PM
Free. Donations welcome to benefit Café the Lodge. 

Virtual Songwriters Cafe
January 28, 2021/7PM
Enjoy an evening of great music featuring contemporary covers and original music.  RSVP HERE

Production Arts Costume Gallery
January 22, 2021 Launch/ On Display through February 22, 2021
LINK TO GALLERY

Virtual Children’s Show Ep. 2: The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills
January 21-24, 2021/ On Demand Event

The Senior Theatre Class presents its third episode of “The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills” as an On Demand streamed event this weekend. Written, produced, directed, and performed by the senior theatre class, The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills is a fun-filled web series that will be released in four separate episode installments.

The story centers around a magical world where four characters work together to defeat the evil dragon keeping them apart.  On the journey, they discover that, even in the toughest of times, teamwork and friendship can get them through. 

FEBRUARY

Faculty Art Exhibit
The Charter Arts Visual Arts Department presents its Faculty Exhibition
featuring faculty work as well as some alumni work.  It is available to view online from February 5, 2021- March 30, 2021. VIEW EXHIBIT

Black History: Then, Now, and Black Joy 
February 12, 20, 27/ 7 PM

Charter Arts Black Student Union is producing this year’s Black History Month Show, titled, “Black History- Then, Now, and Black Joy”. Students will be using their art to celebrate the excellence and beauty of the Black community as well as their personal experiences with systemic racism and oppression. Ultimately, it is a celebration of resilience and the ability to live with joy.  The show includes original poetry, monologues, vocal performances, a piano performance, a dance performance and some student artwork. In addition, student interviews and a video montage are featured. Student producers include Trinity Jefferson, Malachi Chapman, Ally Hungoni, and Marlee Davis. Faculty advisors include Jodi Fowler, Kristen Bruck and Brigham Madden-Cox.Tickets for the streamed event are $3. Proceeds from this student-produced show benefit the Black Student Union”s Free Little Library Project. PURCHASE TICKETS

Virtual Vocalist Cafe
February 25/7PM
Enjoy an evening of great music featuring contemporary covers and original music.  RSVP HERE

Virtual Children’s Show Ep. 3: The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills
February 26-28/ On Demand Event

Written, produced, directed, and performed by the senior theatre class, The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills is a fun-filled web series that will be released in four separate episode installments.The story centers around a magical world where four characters work together to defeat the evil dragon keeping them apart.  On the journey, they discover that, even in the toughest of times, teamwork and friendship can get them through. PURCHASE TICKETS

MARCH

Virtual Literary Arts Sophomore Showcase
March 18, 2021/ 6 PM
The Charter Arts Literary Arts Department holds its annual showcase to showcase the work of the sophomore class.  

Virtual Vocalist Cafe
March 19,2021/7PM
Enjoy an evening of great music featuring contemporary covers and original music.  RSVP HERE

Virtual Young Choreographers in Concert
March 26-28,2021/  2 PM & 7 PM (Check ticket line for days and times)

Young Choreographers in Concert (YCC)  is the culminating event, or final exam, for the Senior Dance Composition course.  Each senior student creates original choreography that is cohesively based on a theme of their choosing. They then cast dancers from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. This year’s show features 25 senior choreographers and close  to 85 dancers.  Topics are wide-ranging, such as exploring gender norms and how they influence society, the effects of organ donation, tie-dye and  color psychology,  the mother/daughter bond and human fascination with different forms of entertainment, just to name a few.   Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. BUY TICKETS

APRIL

2021 Spring Student Art Exhibition (Virtual Gallery)
April 2-May 30, 2021
Free. This popular annual exhibit includes a culmination of work by visual art students, grades 9-11 produced during the 2020-2021 school year with a focus on the connection between lessons learned and personal artistic endeavors.  A must-see!!  VIEW GALLERY

Hispanic Heritage Show
April 9-11, 2021/7PM
The Hispanic Heritage show is a celebration of the contribution and importance of Hispanic people and their culture to the world! The show includes performances that celebrate Hispanic culture with its vivid display and rhythmic impulse. It is organized by students who are passionate about Hispanic music, dance, culture, and tradition. ¡Que viva la cultura hispana! Tickets for this student-produced show are $3 and all proceeds benefit the Spanish Club projects & initiatives! PURCHASE TICKETS

Charter Arts Literary Arts Junior Showcase
April 16, 2021/ 6PM
Free. A Link will be posted to the school website a few days prior to the event. 

Virtual Children’s Show Ep. 4: The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills
April 16-18, 2021/ On Demand Event

The Senior Theatre Class presents its fourth episode of “The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills” as an On Demand streamed event this weekend. Written, produced, directed, and performed by the senior theatre class, The Mirror Warriors of Harmony Hills is a fun-filled web series that will be released in four separate episode installments. PURCHASE TICKETS

The story centers around a magical world where four characters work together to defeat the evil dragon keeping them apart.  On the journey, they discover that, even in the toughest of times, teamwork and friendship can get them through.  PURCHASE TICKETS

Spring Musical: “Earthland”
April 25- May 2, 2021 (Various Events, see below)

Earthland introduces extraterrestrial audiences to a long abandoned planet repurposed as an alien museum! Travel with Floopa and Caaade (our trusty tour guides from Alpha Centauri) as we explore the unique earthling phenomena of “song”.

Earthland is an immersive folk musical, presented in different forms including an in-person screening, a pay-per-view recording, and a drive in movie experience! Most importantly, it is a celebration of human expression in the age of coronavirus.

 
READ MORE ABOUT BECKY’S DRIVE-IN EVENT- April 27-29
READ MORE ABOUT On-Demand STREAMED EVENT- April 30-May 2

Songwriter’s Cafe
April 19, 2021/ 7PM
Free. A reservation is required. RSVP HERE

Piano Recital 
April 26, 2021/ 7PM
Free. A reservation is required. RSVP HERE

An Evening of Guitar 
April 30, 2021/ 7PM
Free. A reservation is required. RSVP HERE

Virtual Dance Quilt

April 30-May 2/ Evening performances April 30 & May 1 at 7 PM, Matinee performances May 1 & 2 at 2 PM.

The Charter Arts Dance Department proudly presents its first ever virtual Dance Quilt Concert. This formal concert of faculty and guest-choreographed work is a must-see dance event!     Concert Director, Kimberly Maniscalco, defines Dance Quilt as, “An eclectic and colorful performance of professional quality that beautifully highlights the varied talents of our students and faculty.”  Dance Quilt is the culminating event of a year-long rehearsal and performance course.

Ticketed Event: $6/student, $11/adult. PURCHASE TICKETS

MAY

Vocal Department Solo Recital 
May 11-12, 2021/ 7PM
Tickets, $6-$11.  PURCHASE TICKETS

Chamber Music Concert
May 13-14, 2021/ 7PM
Tickets, $6-$11.  PURCHASE TICKETS

Jazz Cafe 
May 18-19, 2021/ 7PM
Tickets, $6-$11.  PURCHASE TICKETS

Literary Arts Senior Showcase
May 21, 2021/ 6PM
Free. A Link will be posted to the school website a few days prior to the event. 

Theatre: New Works Festival 
May 21-23/ On-Demand.  More information will be posted soon.

Spring Choral Concert
May 25-26, 2021/ 7PM
Tickets, $6-$11.  PURCASE TICKETS

Spring Instrumental Concert
May 27-28, 2021/ 7PM
Tickets, $6-$11.  PURCHASE TICKETS

JUNE

Production Arts Portfolio Review Concert
June 1 Launch Date
A Gallery to view will be posted on launch date.

Senior Instrumental Showcase
June 2, 2021/ 7PM
FREE event. Information to access event will be posted prior to event date.

Senior Instrumental Showcase
June 3, 2021/ 7PM
FREE event. Information to access event will be posted prior to event date.