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 Fall Musical was a HIT
Thank you to all who came out to support the Fine Arts Department and Theatre Program!
Congratulations to the Cast, Crew, Pit Musicians, and entire Production Team!
COMING THIS SPRING:
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 Tech: Sets & Lights
Theatre Tech: Sound & Costumes
Great Stages of Drama
Musical Theatre Production
Dramatic Theatre Production
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Below is a slideshow of the latest musical, The Man of La Mancha.