Theatre Arts program students may participate in plays and musicals at both the Upper School and the Middle School. Students can also attend drama festivals and participate in a variety of theatre classes at the Upper School level.
Through active participation, students will be able to:
- use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring truth to life before an audience
- analyze the worldview of a dramatic word
- articulate the artistic argument being made through the work
Ultimately, students will create dramatic art that reveals and glorifies God to a world in need of His beauty and redemption.
Upper School students perform in Chapel services, assemblies, and other special events. In addition to those performance opportunities, students may also choose to engage in theatre arts behind the scenes as make-up artists, set builders, stage managers, student directors, tech crew members, or properties masters. Some of the past productions include:
- Into the Woods
- Doubt: A Parable
- A Festival of One Act Plays (featuring The Velveteen Rabbit and Aria Da Capo)
- Singin' in the Rain
- Little Women
- The Crucible
- The Sound of Music
- The Diary of Anne Frank
Upper School drama classes include Drama, Advanced Drama, Dramatis Personae (an auditioned dramatic acting ensemble), and Media Technologies. Upper School students may also join the extra-curricular Drama Club, which produces the annual Fall Play and Spring Musical. Finally, students who exhibit exceptional dedication to the dramatic arts may be eligible for induction into the International Thespian Honor Society.
Students may take a Drama elective in 7th or 8th grade. Students also enjoy being involved in annual Middle School productions.
Some recent productions include:
- Music Man Jr.
- Variety Show
- Beauty and the Beast
- Annie Jr.
- Willie Wonka Jr.
- Wouldn't Ma be Proud