Much Ado About Nothing: CA Film’s First Movie Musical 2
Scenes from filming Much Ado About Nothing


In the gym and on the fields, the cast and crew of Concord Academy’s third feature-length film — and its first-ever feature-length movie musical — have been filming throughout the spring semester. Much Ado About Nothing is the current Feature Film class’s yearlong project, developed in collaboration with Dance Company and CA musicians.

Based on the witty comedy by Shakespeare, this collaboration brings filmmakers, actors, and singers together in a musical adaptation penned by Jared Green ’88. The music of the Magnetic Fields — a band that includes Claudia Gonson ’86 and Sam Davol ’88 — will be the featured soundtrack.

Students are involved in both performance and production of the film, and a special four-day course during Spring Session involved a variety of students, along with the cast, in creating three wild high school dance scenes set in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2017.

The film will be premiered for the CA community on May 19, before it is submitted to film festivals for consideration. Watch the trailer below.