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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.

BMHS Theatre Production - The Diviners runs Mar. 16-18

The Diviners a play by the BMHS Theatre ProgramJoin us as the BMHS Theatre Program presents  the Spring 2018 production of The Diviners which runs from March 17th through March 19th in the Bishop McNamara Fine Arts Theatre.  Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale Friday, March 2nd at the link below. 

Production Dates and Times:
Friday - March 16th - 7:30 pm
Saturday - March 17th - 7:30 pm
Bishop McNamara High School Seat YourselfSunday - March 18th - 2:00 pm

See more on the story of the play below.

For tickets, click on the SeatYourself logo 

Be sure to get your tickets today - don't miss this great performance!
About the play - 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; instead he works as a mechanic for the boy’s father.

"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

The BMHS Theatre Program Fall Musical was a huge HIT!Sister Act by BMHS Theatre

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!

Theatre Courses:

Introduction to Theatre
Theatre Tech: Sets & Lights
Theatre Tech: Sound & Costumes
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 musical, The Man of La Mancha

Christmas Festival
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Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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