Theatre Arts

Winter Musical

Padua Franciscan Performing Arts will present White Christmas the Musical in December 2017.

Padua Spring Musicals

  • 1989: Oliver
  • 1990: The Music Man
  • 1991: Wizard of Oz
  • 1992: Oklahoma
  • 1993: Brigadoon
  • 1994: West Side Story
  • 1995: My Favorite Year
  • 1996: Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1997: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 1998: Pirates of Penzance
  • 1999: Once on This Island
  • 2000: Guys and Dolls
  • 2001: The King and I
  • 2002: Anything Goes
  • 2003: Children of Eden
  • 2004: My Fair Lady
  • 2005: Seussical the Musical
  • 2006: Gianni Schicchi
  • 2007: Cinderella
  • 2008: The Sound of Music
  • 2009: Les Miserables
  • 2010: Beauty and the Beast
  • 2011: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • 2012: Do-Re-Mi
  • 2013: Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • 2014: Singin’ in the Rain
  • 2015: Mary Poppins
  • 2016: Shrek
  • 2017: Big Fish

Curriculum

Theatrics IA

Semester 1/2 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is an introductory survey to Theatre Arts and will focus on the topics of theatre history, dramatic structure (play writing), styles of comedy and tragedy, analysis and evaluation. This is an excellent course for those interested in reading and writing plays and learning about theatre or who may be considering a career in the field. Prior drama instruction and /or experience are not required.

Theatrics IB

Semester 1/2 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is an introductory survey in the art of acting and will focus on mime, pantomime, improvisation, voice, memorization, characterization and other basic acting skills. This is a hands-on course for the student who is interested in performance.

Theatrics II

Year 1 Credit Grades 10, 11, 12

Req: Theatrics IB and permission of instructor

This course is offered every other year.  Please check with the registrar for the schedule. IMPORTANT: A student DOES NOT have to take Stagecraft in order to take Theatrics II or vice versa. They are two separate courses.

This course will further develop acting skills through the production and public performance of children’s plays, one-act plays, full-length plays, and musicals. Students are encouraged to participate in all school productions as a member

of the cast, crew or staff.

Stagecraft

Year 1 Credit Grades 10, 11, 12

Req: Theatrics IA or IB and permission of instructor

This course is offered every other year.  Please check with the registrar for the schedule. IMPORTANT: A student does not have to take Theatrics II in order to take Stagecraft or vice versa. They are two separate courses.

This course will focus on the basic principals of design for the theatre. Students will develop skills for set design and construction, lighting design, costume design, and make-up through class projects and school.