Drama

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The Maryvale Performing Arts Department performs several theatrical productions, including two main-stage productions annually.  Dancing, singing, technical theatre skills and teamwork are incorporated in both of these shows.  Performances are chosen to highlight as many students as possible. The average cast and crew size is about 60-70 students.  Faculty, staff and parents assist with set production, costume and prop creation and publicity. Students take on many leadership roles in assisting with choreography, crew, publicity, student directing, and set and prop production.

For productions calling for teen or adult male characters, we hold open auditions and invite young actors from local boys’ or co-ed schools.  Many times we include in our casts sons or brothers of alumnae or our own students.  

In addition to two annual main-stage productions, we also frequently offer smaller productions such as one-act performances, produced by the Drama and Technical Theatre class.  Liturgical drama, shorter skits and scenes are occasionally produced for our school community.

Maryvale’s Erinn McCarthy Humanities facility includes a state-of-the art stage and theater, dressing rooms, scene shop, a music room with equipment for choral and instrumental rehearsal, practice rooms, a multi-media lab, extensive storage and a balcony with a projection and technical booth. The facility has been designed to provide space for our growing performing arts department and to incorporate our extensive collection of music, instruments, theatrical equipment, properties and costumes.

Recent Productions

 

2012- 2013

Legally Blonde, The Musical
Beauty and the Beast

2011- 2012

Cats
Thoroughly Modern Millie

2010-2011

Little Women
Hairspray

2009-2010

Into the Woods
The Pageant (Murder Mystery)
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

2008-2009

Nuncrackers        
The Sound of Music


2007-2008

Babes in Toyland        
Annie        
I Buried an Idol (Murder Mystery)


2006-2007

Honk!            
The King and I 
  

2005-2006

Nunsense II            
Beauty and the Beast


2004-2005

Suessical the Musical    
Annie Get Your Gun


2003-2004

Snoopy!            
Fiddler on the Roof


2002-2003

Nunsense            
Cinderella


2001-2002

Godspell            
Meet Me In St. Louis


2000-2001

You’re A Good Man        
Guys and Dolls


(Earlier shows include: The Wizard of Oz, Scrooge, Hello Dolly, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bye-Bye Birdie, and Alice In Wonderland)