In our 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, as well as in our MainStage productions. 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:
- A Wrinkle in Time
- You Can't Take It With You
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Little Women
- You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- The Crucible
- The Wiz
- Peter and the Starcatcher
- Into the Woods
- Doubt: A Parable
Upper School offers a Drama course for any interested students, as well as an auditioned dramatic ensemble, Honors Dramatis. Members of Dramatis typically put on a production each semester. All students also may participate in the co-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.
Middle School 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:
- The Lion King Jr.
- Frozen Jr.
- Music Man Jr.
- Variety Show
- Beauty and the Beast
- Annie Jr.
- Willy Wonka Jr.