For over ten years the Arts Program at Sage has annually produced full-scale musical productions. Performances take place at the beautiful Norwood Theater and usually draw an audience of 500 or more. Students in Grades 5-8 have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, be in the chorus or work as the backstage crew. Consistent with our mission, the musical offers students opportunity to participate and “own” all aspects of a major production. Sets and costumes are designed and built during a production design class, as are the poster, program, and tickets. Students also serve as backstage leaders, representing the crew boss and stage manager. The musical brings together many members of the Sage community including younger classes that help with sets, parents, and faculty/staff. For the past four years the musical has received many nominations and awards from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild for acting, singing and set design.