Theatre

Theater education at Bishop McNamara enables students to develop intellectually by expanding their capacities for creative thought and expression and by encouraging critical thinking skills. Further, theater education fosters personal growth, self-confidence, knowledge, and a variety of skills and attitudes that are transferable to a wide range of careers.

The theatre department does a fall musical and a spring play annually to showcase the many gifts and talents of the Bishop McNamara students. Participation both on and off stage teaches students to be a part of something bigger than themselves.


The BMHS Theatre Program proudly presents our Fall Musical:

Sister Act by BMHS Theatre

Join us for this Musical Comedy about a woman hiding in a convent who helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film.

Fridays and Saturdays November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm

Sundays November 12 & 19 at 2:00 pm

Performances will be in The BMHS Fine Arts Theatre

Tickets will be available online and at the door. All tickets are $10.00. For advanced online ticket purchases click HERE


COMING THIS SPRING: 

The Diviners 

By Jim Leonard Jr. 

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young he almost drowned. This trauma, and the loss of his mother in the same accident, has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach – while he tries to persuade the child to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism. They descend on the event and, in the confusion, the boy drowns.

"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer [...] Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy [...] Compelling." - New York Magazine

"The playwright's warmth, humor and love for humanity permeate the drama, and make it both touching and entertaining." - Variety


Theatre Courses:

Introduction to Theatre
Theatre Tech: Sets & Lights
Theatre Tech: Sound & Costumes
Acting
Advanced Acting
Great Stages of Drama
Musical Theatre Production
Dramatic Theatre Production
 

For Full Course Offerings & Descriptions:

Course Bulletin

 


Past Theatre Musical and Play Productions:
The Man Who Came to Dinner, Spring 2017
Man of La Mancha, Fall 2016
The Importance of Being Earnest, Spring 2016
Cinderella, Fall 2015
Madwoman of Chaillot, Spring 2015
In The Heights, Fall 2014
Radium Girls, Spring 2014
Pajama Game, Fall 2013
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Spring 2013
Secret Garden, Fall 2012
The Learned Ladies, Spring2012
Anything Goes, Fall 2011
You Can't Take it With You, Spring 2011
Les Miserable, Fall 2010
The Crucible, Spring 2010
South Pacific, Fall 2009
Pride and Prejudice, Spring 2009
Sweeney Todd, Fall 2008
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spring 2008
Guys & Dolls, Fall 2007
Noises Off, Spring 2007
Godspell, Fall 2006
Trojan Women, Spring 2006
Music Man, Fall 2005
And Then There Were None, Spring 2005
West Side Story, Fall 2004

Below is a slideshow of the latest musical, The Man of La Mancha.

Fine Arts News
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
powered by finalsite