Arts

Theater Arts

“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.”
-- Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream


When the lights come up in the Louise Owens Theater, the stage is set for Shakespeare. Actors and actresses enter as the audience is transported to England of long ago for an evening of rich language, complex characters, and an artist’s glimpse into human nature.

Fast forward to spring semester and you hear student musicians playing as the cast of The Wiz dances through the aisles singing, “Ease on down, ease on down the road.” Yurtle the Turtle pounds his gavel to gain the attention of an array of Seussical characters as Horton exclaims, “A person’s a person, no matter how small!” Across campus in the Lower School Student Activity Center, young actors and actresses bring Annie to life.

Shakespeare, contemporary productions, and musical theatre are alive and well at Whitefield Academy. In addition to those performing on stage, students from the Theater Tech class design and rig lights and sound while others contribute to costuming, make-up, and choreography. Performers and tech crew participate in the Georgia Thespian Conference, bringing home numerous awards. The theatre arts program allows students to experience both the artistic and the technical side of dramatic production while it offers the Whitefield community the chance to experience a night at the theater.

Productions
  • Lower School play
  • Fifth and Sixth grade play
  • Middle School musical
  • Upper School musical
  • Upper School play
  • One-Act competition

Curricular offerings
  • Theatre Tech
  • Middle School Musical Theatre
  • Upper School Musical Theatre
  • Upper School Theatre Arts

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