College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Drama

2021-2022 Performances

US FALL MUSICAL: Sister Act 

Thurs., Nov. 11 – 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater
Fri., Nov. 12 – 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater
Sat., Nov. 13 – 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater
 

MS FALL PLAY: Lotsa Lazzi

Fri., Nov. 19 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., Nov. 20 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
 

US WINTER PLAY

Thurs., Feb. 24 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Fri., Feb. 25 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., Feb. 26 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
 

US DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOP

Sat., Feb. 26 - 7:00 p.m. Landon Performing Arts Center

US SPRING PLAY

Fri., April 29 - 7:30 p.m. Landon Performing Arts Center
Sat., April 30 - 2:00 p.m. Landon Performing Arts Center
Sat., April 30 - 7:30 p.m. Landon Performing Arts Center

MS SPRING ONE-ACTS

Fri., May 6 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., May 7 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater


Past Performances

"The Wayward Inn" Landon/Holton US Spring Play

"Joe_Gamezz and the Forest of Frost" Landon/Holton-Arms MS Winter Play


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Almost, Maine - US Winter Play


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Midsummer Night’s Dream US Fall Play 2020


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Peter and the Starcatcher US Winter Play 2020


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James and the Giant Peach Jr. MS Winter Play 2020


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Chicago
US Fall Musical 2019

Much Ado About Nothing
MS Fall Play 2019

Once On This Island Jr.
MS Spring Musical 2019


Marvel Spotlight Plays
US Winter Play 2019


Scenes From Metamorphoses
US Fall Play 2018


Charlotte's Web
MS Fall Play 2018

Program

At the core of each experience in drama is a commitment to collaboration, creativity, and risk-taking. Every creative process represents a journey. Holton offers opportunities in all aspects of performance and production. There are opportunities to act, direct, stage manage, and design for small and large-scale dramatic productions. There is equal respect for student contributions in all areas of theater; the technician is celebrated to the same degree as the actor. Curricular study in drama occurs both during the school day and after school through rehearsals and tech work.

Students exploring acting through classes and performances learn to use their voices, bodies, and imagination to create clear characters and collaborate in the story-telling process. An emphasis is placed on ensemble, interaction, and expression. Students explore diverse dramatic literature and also participate in improvisation and devising work. 

Students involved in technical theater learn the basic skills, tools, and techniques for creating scenery, properties, lighting, sound, and costumes. An emphasis is placed on learning the safety standards and practices utilized within a working theater and scene shop as well as studying theatre vocabulary, backstage procedures and theater etiquette.

Performance Opportunities

Lower School

Lower School Art Shares (Trimesters 1, 2, 3)

Middle School Productions
  • Fall play (Holton students at Holton)
  • Winter play or musical (Co-ed at Landon)
  • Spring play or musical (Co-ed at Holton)
Upper School Productions
  • Fall play or musical (Co-ed at Holton)
  • Director's Workshop (Co-ed at Landon)
  • Winter play (Co-ed at Holton)
  • Spring play or musical (Co-ed at Landon)
  • Improv shows throughout the year (Co-ed at Holton or Landon)