“Behind the Big Top” presented by the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Production Arts Department

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BETHLEHEM, PA– The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Production Arts Department presents its haunted house experience “Behind the Big Top” October 29 & 30, 2021, from 7-9 PM in the school’s theater located at 321 East 3rd Street in Bethlehem.  Guests will be thoroughly scared as they embark on a guided tour through a behind-the-scenes look at a deranged circus.


The event illustrates the school’s production arts curriculum which includes instruction in the areas of production design, sound design, lighting design, costume design, video production, stage management, special effects make-up design, projection design, animation, and more.  Senior production arts students were in charge of leading the design and drew inspiration from vintage circus themes from the 1920s and the 1950s.  In total, close to 50 students participate in the event as cast and crew.


To abide by Covid safety protocols, masks have been incorporated into each cast member’s costume design.  Guests will also be required to wear masks.


Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.CharterArts.org or at the door.  The tour experience lasts for about 20 minutes. Parental discretion is advised and not recommended for children under 10 years old.  Also, fog and flashing lights will be utilized for this event.


Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.   Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  The school has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information and to learn about upcoming Admissions Open House events, visit www.CharterArts.org.


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015