Theatre Arts

2018-2019 Productions

MS - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Nov 2, 1:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

US - The Laramie Project (appropriate for Grades 8 and older): Nov 16 - 18, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

US - Mamma Mia: March 1 - 3, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

MS - Seussical Jr.: May 2, 7:00 p.m. and May 3, 1:15 p.m.

US - You're a good man Charlie Brown: May 2019 (dates and times coming soon)

American High School Theater Festival: May 209 (details to come)

Edinburgh Fringe: August 2019 (details to come)

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Highlighted Courses

Below is a listing of highlighted Theatre Arts Courses. A full list of courses can be found in the Upper School Curriculum Guide.

ACTOR’S STUDIO

This is an advanced level course for students who want to continue their training. New styles and approaches to acting are explored that deepen and strengthen the actor’s dramatic range. This course is for students who are interested in pursuing acting in college or as a career. Prerequisite for the course is Acting 1 and Acting 2.

STAGE COMBAT IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS

Without conflict, there is no drama. The physical manifestation of conflict is violence. This course focuses on the physical conflict in the plays of William Shakespeare. Students learn a variety of historical fighting techniques in preparation to perform them in the context of a scene or play. Classwork also involves comprehending and interpreting Shakespeare’s plays.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Developing good communication skills is essential for success in both academic and professional settings. This course examines and practices the skills involved in speaking to a group. Classwork involves different types of presentations in a variety of contexts, from informative and persuasive speeches to storytelling. Students are expected to write, edit, and deliver speeches in class and in a public forum.

Recent Productions

  • 2018 - James and the Giant Peach
  • 2018 - Into the Woods
  • 2017 -Almost Maine
  • 2017 - A Wrinkle in Time
  • 2017 - Avenue Q
  • 2016 - Sweeney Todd
  • 2015 - Twelfth Night
  • 2015 - Godspell
  • 2014 - The Memo
  • 2014 - Spamalot
  • 2013 - Antigone
  • 2013 - Hairspray
  • 2012 - The Miser