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.
- Communication Required/Partial credit/Honors/Grade 11
- Elements of Theater Elective/Full credit/Honors/Grades 11, 12
- Shakespeare Elective/Full credit/Advanced/Grades 11, 12
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.
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.
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.