Theater Arts is another key component to a robust fine arts program at CCA. Through classroom instruction, recitation, and stage performances students engage with one another and audiences through imaginative thought and action. The creative process manifested through acting skills encourages interaction among peers, team building, discipline, and achieving short- and long-term goals.

 

Theater Arts also enables students to learn social, intellectual and artistic skills. As Christians, we need to use the creative abilities that God has given to glorify Him. The Arts are useful in Christian ministry to ask the questions and present the challenges that will draw people to the answers in the Gospel.


 

All students in Grades 7 and 8 participate in a Theater Arts course that meets once a week for the entire school year. Rhetoric School students have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of Theater Arts classes such as Theater Arts 1, Theater Arts 2, Acting, Devised Performance and more.  Three theatrical productions are presented each year at the various grade levels, including:

  • October: Grammar School Play (Grades 3-5)
  • March: Upper School Musical (Grades 6-12) (on alternate years with the Rhetoric & Logic School Plays)
  • March: Rhetoric School Play (Grades 9-12) (on alternate years with the Musical)
  • May: Logic School Play (Grades 6-8) (on alternate years with the Musical)

Past performances include:

– Rapunzel Uncut (Feb 2008)

– The Importance of Being Earnest (Apr 2008)

– Peter Pan (October 2008)

– Without Strings (Dec 2008)

– A Winter’s Tale (Feb 2009)

– Snow White & the Seven Dwarves (Oct 2009)

– A Christmas Carol (Dec 2009)

– Fiddler on the Roof Jr. (Mar 2010)

– Complete History of the World (Dec 2010)

– Cinderella (October 2010)

– Aida (Musical – March 2011)

– Get Smart (December 2011)

– The Giver (May 2011)

– Godspell (Musical – March 2012)

– Are We There Yet (Oct 2012)

– PantoCrime (Dec 2013)

– Little Women (Musical – March 2014)

– Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum (Oct 2014)

– Number The Stars (May 2014)

– 30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play (Dec 2014)

– Oz! (Oct 2015)

– The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Dec 2015)

– High School Musical (Musical – March 2016)

– The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Oct 2016)

– Anne of Green Gables (Dec 2016)

– 12 Angry Men (March 2017)

– Life School Musical (Oct 2017)

– Around the World in 8 Plays (Dec 2017)

– Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Musical – March 2018)