The Drama Department started in 2012 and with God’s blessing is thriving! We have grown from a small club that met during lunch hour once a week to prepare Chapel skits to creating two full-length productions each year. Our goal of the Drama Dept. is to use our talents and gifts to provide family-friendly, high quality theatre to our school and community and to give all the glory to God!
Our fine arts department is a group of artists, musicians, singers and actors who worship the Creator by using the gifts and talents He has given them. The Drama department consistently showcases the ingenuity and creativity of our students, staff and families.
Past Performances Include:
James and The Giant Peach
The Wizard of Oz
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Seussical the Musical
You Can’t Take It With You
What grade does my child have to be in to participate in Drama productions?
Students in 7th-12th grades are welcome to participate in the Drama productions.
My child does not like to perform on stage but enjoys drama. Are there other opportunities for him/her?
Yes, if you like to work off stage, there are opportunities for you as part of the Crew. The Crew is responsible for set design, technical staff (lights and sound), costuming, hair and make-up, stage manager and sometimes student directors
How many performances does CCS put on each year?
We present one Fall play and one Spring Musical each year. Occasionally, we will perform skits for chapel.
When are rehearsals and what are the expectations of attendance?
Rehearsals are 2-3 times a week after school leading up to the performance. It is very important that students attend all rehearsals and maintain a good working relationship with the director and all cast and crew members.
What are the expectations of participants?
To be a part of the Drama Department, students must be in 7th-12th grades and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Does the Drama Department participate in fundraisers?
Yes, Winter Showcase and Character Breakfast and business/parent donations
Character Breakfast is not an annual event, most likely alternate years with the Winter Showcase. The breakfast will be held on a Saturday close to the Fall or Spring (depends on the show that’s most appealing to children) show to help drum up ticket sales. We will ask for parents to donate breakfast foods and to help prepare/cook the morning of the event. During the event we will have our leads dressed in full costume to meet and greet and perform a musical number or two (if a musical) or a scene from the show. A photo booth will be set up for a small additional charge.
Winter Showcase is not an annual event, more likely every other year based on interest in directing from the upperclassmen. The showcase is a one night only show that includes entertainment and some kind of food. Can be a full meal or coffee house set up. Tickets must be pre-sold for this event. Entertainment can be in the form of one act plays, short skits and/or monologues and selections of musical numbers. Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to direct their peers (7th-12th grade) alongside the Drama Dept Director. At some point during the night we ask for donations through pledge cards. The showcase is held sometime in Jan and auditions will be held early Dec or late Nov. Rehearsals will be minimal 1-2 evenings a week depending on student directors schedules.
What is the Drama Class?
The Drama Class is not the same thing as the Drama Dept. The Drama Class is a High School Only Elective. It is made up of two parts with a focus on Acting Fundamentals and Technical Theatre skills. Students learn the fundamentals such as acting theory, characterization and physicality which results in gaining confidence through monologues and scenes performed in class. Technical theatre students learn costuming and make-up design, painting and construction in scenic design and technical skills such as lights and sound. Students in Technical Theatre will be creating for the selected show each semester. Any high school student interested in Drama may join Drama Class.