College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

MS Fall Play US Fall play US Winter Play

Drama

2019-2020 Performances

US FALL MUSICAL: Chicago (High School Edition)

Thurs., Nov. 7 – Opening Night, 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater
Fri., Nov. 8 – 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater
Sat., Nov. 9 – 7:00 p.m., Lewis Theater

MS FALL PLAY: Much Ado About Nothing

Fri., Nov. 15 – Opening Night, 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., Nov. 16 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater

US WINTER PLAY: Peter and the Starcatcher

Thurs., Feb. 20 – Opening Night, 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Fri., Feb. 21 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., Feb. 22 – Closing Matinee, 2:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater

MS SPRING ONE-ACTS

Fri., May 8 – Opening Night, 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater
Sat., May 9 – 7:00 p.m., Beebe Black Box Theater


Past Performances

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


Ten Red Kings
US Winter Play 2018


The Wiz
US Fall Musical 2017


Comedy of Errors
MS Fall Play 2017

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, write, 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 during the traditional school day and beyond.

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)

Production Technology & Design

Students in Production Technology learn the basic skills, tools, and techniques for creating scenery, properties, lighting, sound, and costumes. Students will learn the safety standards and practices utilized within a working theater and scene shop as well as studying theatre vocabulary, backstage procedures and theater etiquette.

Students are exposed to the collaborative creative process and will have opportunities to use their new skills to create actual elements for use in Middle and Upper School drama productions, musical concerts, and dance performances. Focus of study: Trimester 1 - Set construction and paint; Trimester 2 – Lighting and sound; Trimester 3 – Costume and video production.