Theatre education at Bishop McNamara enables students to develop intellectually by expanding their capacities for creative thought and expression and by encouraging critical thinking skills. Furthermore, theatre 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 Program produces 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.
Coming to the stage:
Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Set sail with this classic comedy, a hopeful farce that follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."
Local newspaper The Sentinel has not make a habit of reviewing high school performing arts, yet we welcome journalist, Mark Dreisonstok to the Fine Arts Theatre this past week to review our current stage production. Read his article and review here:
"Talented students guided but not stifled or overshadowed by talented professionals have realized a successful, engaging production of The Pirates of Penzance.” - Mark Dreisonstok, The Sentinel
We'd love to see you in the audience. Tickets are now Available for purchase online. To purchase tickets, please visit:
- The Fine Arts Christmas Festival - December 7th and 8th at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym
Theatre Tech: Sets & Lights
Theatre Tech: Sound & Costumes
Great Stages of Drama
Musical Theatre Production
Dramatic Theatre Production
For Full Course Offerings & Descriptions:
Past Theatre Productions
Man of La Mancha SlideShow