The Theater Department produces two shows per year. Our 2017 Fall Production was The Tale of The Chinese Zodiac, and was performed for elementary schools throughout central Massachusetts by our Touring Theater troupe. Our Spring Musical this year is Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods. Auditions for our 2018 Touring Theater will be held in the fall.

Our most recent shows include The Sound of Music, Cinderella, No, No, Nanette, and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. All of our performances take place on stage in the 280 seat Cuvilly Auditorium.

Theater Courses

Communication Required/Partial credit/Honors/Grade 11

Communication develops student awareness of the art of communication. The first semester focuses on the development of clear and concise vocal communications while the second semester teaches the power of non-verbal communication through an introduction to American Sign Language and an awareness of body language.

Elements of Theater Elective/Full credit/Honors/Grades 11, 12

This course is designed to introduce students to theater as an art form and to train them in the acting techniques of voice control and physical communication through character development. Classes are workshop in style and rely on active class participation. It is also the intention of this course to help students improve concentration and memorization skills and develop self-confidence.

Shakespeare Elective/Full credit/Advanced/Grades 11, 12

This course is designed to make selected plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare accessible to the student. An appreciation of the playwright's style, rhetoric, and genius is fostered. Students analyze four major plays in their entirety as well as individual scenes and monologues. To provide a true appreciation of these plays, they are approached from an actor's perspective as dialogue. Classes are workshop in format.

Theater & Dance Co-Curriculars

Improv Company

Improv Company- Meets once per week on Wednesday at 2:30-3:30.Excellent opportunity to get acting training as well as have a wonderful time. Trains students to take risks, work as a team, think ‘outside the box’ and enjoy performing in front of a group without judgment. Open to grades 9-12.

Touring Theater

Touring Theater- Cast through audition. Rehearses October through November one afternoon per week (there are two casts of the same show). Travels to area elementary school in mid-November for two full days each cast performing four times per day.

Spring Musical

Spring Musical- Cast through audition. Rehearsals begin the first week of January. Show is in mid-March. Large casts including male roles (usually brought from St. John’s). This year the show is Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods’.

Dance Ensemble

Dance Ensemble-Meets once a week for a dance class or rehearsal for various scheduled all school performances. Open to grades 7-12 all levels of dance.