St. Mary’s Theatre thrives on the creative participation of literally dozens of people. Each cast comprises 20-40 students who rehearse, perform, and assist with other aspects of production. 10-20 other students serve as student technicians and stage managers. Dozens of parent volunteers contribute to house and hospitality, costume and set construction, and publicity. Our goal is to provide quality theatre that is educational to the students involved, enjoyable for the audience, and valuable for all those who experience St. Mary’s Theatre. Students are involved in every aspect of production, including: Acting, Stage management, Costume design and construction, Set construction and painting, Set decoration and props construction, Lighting and Sound Design, Publicity, House and Hospitality.
St. Mary’s HS Theatre mounts two theatrical productions per year, one each fall and one each spring.
Drama Activities Support the Academic Mission of St. Mary's. They are an extension of a good educational program. Students who participate in extra-curricular activities tend to have higher grade-point averages, better attendance records, and fewer discipline problems than students generally.
Drama Activities Foster Success in Later Life. Participation in high school activities is often a predictor of later success – in college, while building a career, and becoming a contributing member of society.