We believe that theatre allows us to see ourselves in a new light and to see the working of God in our successes and failures. Our theatre arts department offers classes throughout the day and provides a context for students to learn about all aspects of theatre production — acting, prop making, set design, lighting, and more. Auditions for our two annual productions are open to all students in 7th-12th grades and often include students from the elementary school. Past productions include:
- Fiddler on the Roof
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- Alice in Wonderland
- Cheaper by the Dozen
Upper School Course Description
During the course of the year, students will learn to develop more than just their acting skills. Through working together as a class on improving skills, writing and producing skits, and exploring character development – including accents and creating personality profiles. Each student becomes aware of the discipline and control necessary to be involved in a professional theatre company.
First semester: Focuses on pantomime skills, developing relationships with the other students, and beginning production on both the fall play and the winter variety show.
Second semester: Focuses on accent work, character development, monologues, and the spring musical.