Performing Arts

Maryvale Cast of "The Little Mermaid"

The Maryvale Performing Arts Department presents several theatrical productions, including three main-stage productions, annually - one Upper School production, one Middle School production and one all-school production.

Dancing, singing, technical theater skills and teamwork are incorporated in 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, prop creation and publicity. Students take on many leadership roles in assisting with choreography, crew, publicity, student directing as well as 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 three annual main-stage productions, we also frequently showcase smaller productions such as one-act performances, produced by the Drama and Technical Theater class, and student-directed productions. 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.


2017-2018 Productions

Upper School Fall Play:
"Radium Girls"
Nov. 17 - Nov. 19, 2017

Middle School Winter Musical:
"The Lion King"
Feb. 10 - Feb. 11, 2018

All-School Spring Musical:
"Annie"
April 20 - April 22, 2018

Past Performances

2016-2017
"The Little Mermaid"
"A Little Princess"

2015-2016
"Peter Pan"
"Oliver"

2014-2015
"The Wizard of Oz"
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

2013-2014
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
"The Odd Couple"

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"
"You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

2008-2009
"Nuncrackers"
"The Sound of Music"