Theatre

The theatre arts program is a vital part of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at FRA. All of our students - from our youngest pre-kindergarteners to our seniors - have at least one opportunity to take the stage for a theatrical performance.

Lower school performances include the first and second grade Christmas musical, fourth grade variety show, and the spring musical. Students in the middle school participate in the spring musical, while upper school students perform in a fall musical and spring drama.

Lower School

Lower School playStudents explore the four areas of Performing Arts: music, theatre, dance, and public speaking. A variety of activities include playing instruments, singing, folk music, modern and classical dance, theatre skills and games, enunciations, and practicing stage presence. These activities prepare students for a variety of performances throughout the year.

Middle School

Middle School playStudents explore the four areas of Performing Arts: music, theatre, dance, and public speaking. A variety of activities include playing instruments, singing, folk music, modern and classical dance, theatre skills and games, enunciations, and practicing stage presence. These activities prepare students for a variety of performances throughout the year.

Upper School

Upper School play

Course options include drama, band, choral music, and theatre technology. Drama courses focus on the study of acting, dramatic theory, improvisation, speech and nurture the creation of original student scripts with projects focused on script writing and film making. Theatre technology students obtain practical, hands on experience in scenic design and construction, lighting design, and sound design through direct work on two full main stage productions and other school wide performance events. Performance opportunities include two full scale theatrical productions of a Fall Drama and a Spring Musical, two variety based performing arts showcases, instrumental and vocal ensembles and participation in solo and ensemble competitions at both the regional and state levels.