• THEATRE

    Theatre

     
    Michael E. Pierson, Fine Arts Supervisor
    Jonathan Mark Rogers, Theatre Arts Specialist
     

    PH: (571) 252-1580

    FX: (571) 252-1635

     The LCPS Theatre Arts Department provides students a challenging, sequential, authentic instruction program consisting of: Play Production, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Acting Styles, Improvisation, Playwriting and theatre criticism with an emphasis on the creative process. The Theatre Arts program develops critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators and problem solvers while providing experiences to make real life connections. Theatre Arts is a fine arts elective for grades 9-12. Middle school students are offered Exploratory Dramatics at nine "pilot" schools in the county.
  • Secondary School Curriculum

    These curriculum pages are "living documents", check back frequently for the addition of curricular resources.
     

  • Program Overview

    The LCPS Theatre Arts Department provides students a challenging, sequential, authentic instruction program consisting of: Play Production, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Acting Styles, Improvisation, Playwriting and theatre criticism with an emphasis on the creative process. The Theatre Arts program develops critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators and problem solvers while providing experiences to make real life connections. Theatre Arts is a fine arts elective for grades 9-12. Middle school students are offered Exploratory Dramatics at nine "pilot" schools in the county

  • Theatre Safety

    LCPS follows the model of "safety first" in all of our programs. The following guide goes in detail to the many ways we keep our theatres and students safe.

  • Accomplishments

    LCPS is very proud of the accomplishments of our theatre arts programs. Our students continue to excel in every aspect of theatre arts.  
     
    VHSL One Act District Champions - Stone Bridge High School
     
    VHSL Regional One Act Champions - Briar Woods High School & Riverside High School
      
    VTA Honorable Mention for Excellence - Loudoun Valley High School
     

    NYA Theatre Awards -

    Rock Ridge High School for Outstanding Production, Belmont Ridge Middle School for Outstanding Production

    Several students county-wide received NYA Acting Awards. (Belmont Ridge, John Champe, Eagle Ridge, Rock Ridge, Riverside, Smarts Mill, Trailside Middle Schools)

     
    ETA THEATRE ADVOCACY AWARD - Anthony Cimino-Johnson, Director Rock Ridge Performing Arts
     
    ETA EDUCATOR OF THE YEARRebekah Hess, Rock Ridge High School
     
    ETA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR - Jonathan Mark Rogers
     
    NBC RISE Award given to Heritage High School for their commitment to Theatre Arts education
     
    CAPPIE Awards - Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge, Riverside, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora High School
     
    LCPS is the only school division in the state of Virginia to offer three Dual Enrollment classes in Theatre Arts
     
    LCPS & LCPR presented the Improvathon (featuring students from across the county) at the Franklin Park Arts Center
     
    MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATRE PILOTExploratory Dramatics will be offered at nine LCPS Middle Schools (Belmont Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Farmwell Station, J. Michael Lunsford, Mercer, River Bend, Seneca Ridge, J.L. Simpson and Trailside Middle Schools).

     

  • High School Ticket & Show Information

    SPRING PLAYS FOR LCPS HIGH SCHOOLS 

    BRIAR WOODS HIGH SCHOOL

    25th Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Friday, February 21 @ 7:30pm

    Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30pm

    Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30pm

    Friday, February 28 @ 7:30pm

    Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30pm

    Sunday, March 1 @ 2:00pm

    Tickets are $10

     
    Student Directed One Acts 
    April 24, 25 and/or 26 @ 7:30 PM 
     

     BROAD RUN HIGH SCHOOL

    Little Shop of Horrors

    April 24-27th @ 7:00 PM

     DOMINION HIGH SCHOOL

    Singing in the Rain

    March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28th @ 7:30 PM. March 28th is the Cappies show. 

     

    FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL

    Footloose the Musical

    March 26th - 28th @ 7 PM, 28th - 29th @ 2 PM.

       

    HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Winter: Elf!

    January 24-26th @ 7 PM 
      

    Spring: PIPPIN!

    April 24, 25, and 26th @ 7 pm

    May 1,  2, and 3rd @ 7  pm

      

     INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
    Winter - Little Women: The Broadway Musical  
    Jan. 31st and Feb. 7th @ 7 PM
    Feb. 1st and 8th @ 2 PM and 7 PM 
     
    Spring - Matilda: The Musical 
    April 17th and April 24th @ 7 PM 
    April 18th and April 25th @ 2 PM and 7 PM 
     
    JOHN CHAMPE HIGH SCHOOL

    Friday Knight Live (Jan. 17th and 18th @ 7 pm) Tickets are $5 

    Wild Knights at Willard Intermediate (Night of 1 Acts): Feb. 21st @ 7 pm. Tickets are $5. 

    The Little Mermaid: April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd @ 7 pm, May 2nd @ 2 pm. Preferred Seating: $15, General Adult Admission: $10, Student and Under Age 12 Admission: $7

    Ghost: The Musical: May 29th and 30th @ 7 pm, May 30th @ 2 pm. Preferred Seating: $15, General Adult Admission: $10, Student and Under Age 12 Admission: $7 

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    Student Directed Play Festival

    February 20 - 22 @ 7 pm

    All seats $5.00

    Blithe Spirit

    March 5, 6, 7 @ 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m matinee March 7

    All seats $7.00

    Much Ado about Nothing

    May 14th – 16th @ 7:00 p.m.

      
    LOUDOUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

    Clue: The Musical - Feb. 27th-March 7th

    Comedy of Errors - April 29th-May 3rd

     

     PARK VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

    CLUE: The Musical

     April 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm Tix: $4 Students $7 All others

     

    A Night of One Acts (Check Please, AfterMath, Grimms Adventure) 

    May 7. 8, 9 @ 7:00 Tix: $3 Students and $6 All Others

     

    POTOMAC FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

    One-Act Festival – January 31 & February 1 @ 7PM - $10.00

    SOFA Improv Show – Friday, February 7 @ 7PM - $5.00

    SOFA Improv Show – Friday, March 27 @ 7PM - $5.00

    Mamma Mia – April 16, 17, 18 @ 7PM, April 18 @ 2PM - $15.00

    SOFA Improv Show – Friday, May 8 @ 7PM - $5.00

     

     RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

    Winter - Peter Pan Jan. 10th @7pm, Jan. 11th @ 7pm and Jan. 12th @ 3pm

     Spring - Beauty and the Beast May 3rd @7pm, May 4th @7pm, May 5th @3pm, May 11th @ 2pm and 7pm, May 12th @3pm

     

    ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS

    www.rockridgeperformingarts.org

    RENT!

    January 17 and 18th @ 7 PM and a 2 PM matinee on the 18th.

    Tickets range from $10 - $18

    BIG FISH:

    April 24, 25 & 30th @ 7 PM. May 1st @ 7 PM and May 2nd @ 2 and 7 PM

    Tickets Range from $10 - $18

     

    Disney’s FROZEN, Jr.:

    July 19th, 20th at 7pm, July 20th at 2pm

    Tickets Range from $10 - $18

     

     STONEBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Sunday in the Park with George

    April 16, 17 & 18 @ 7 pm.


    TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL

    You're A Good Man Charlie Brown 

    Feb 7, 2020 @ 7 pm

    Feb 8, 2020 @ 11am *relaxed performance for audiences with special needs

    Feb 8, 2020 @ 7pm

    Feb 9, 2020 @ 2:30pm

     

    Jekyll & Hyde

    April 16, 2020 @ 7pm

    April 17, 2020 @ 7pm

    April 18, 2020 @ 7pm

    April 30, 2020 @ 7pm

    May 1, 2020 @ 7pm

    May 2, 2020 @ 7 pm

     

    WOODGROVE HIGH SCHOOL

    The Night of One Acts: Jan 30  

     Little Shop of Horrors March 5-8, & March 13-15, CAPPIES night: March 7th

     Spring Projects Showcase: Human Impact on Antarctica May 1-2nd 

     Spring Arts GALA  May 8

     

     

  • Middle School Theatre Arts

    LCPS is piloting a new theatre arts program with select middle schools in the county. The pilot will allow students to further explore the many aspects of theatre arts. The class will introduce the student to the following topics; communication, social skills, mime, pantomime, clowning, improvisation, speech, vocal production, movement and characterization. The program will prepare the student for further theatrical study at the high school level.
      
    Exploratory Dramatics will be offered at nine LCPS Middle Schools (Belmont Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Farmwell Station, J. Michael Lunsford, Mercer, River Bend, Seneca Ridge & J.L. Simpson, and Trailside Middle Schools)

     

  • Middle School Ticket & Show Information

    SPRING PLAYS FOR LCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    All productions are JR versions!

     

    BELMONT RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    NEWSIES

    April 17, 18, 19 & 23, 24 and 25.

     BLUE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 

    GUYS and DOLLS

    December 13, 14 and 15.

     BRAMBLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH

    March 27, 28 & 29

     EAGLE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    ANNIE

    December 6, 7 and 8 at 7 pm

     One Act Nights

    March 27 and 28 at 7pm. 

    Bedtime Stories as told by Dad Who Messed them up by Ed Monk &

    This is your Brain on Social Media by Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy-McCrossen 

     

    FARMWELL STATION MIDDLE SCHOOL

    GREASE

    April 17, 18, 19

     HARMONY MIDDLE SCHOOL

    THE MUSIC MAN

    January 24, 25 at 7 pm and 26th at 2 pm

    HARPER PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

    PUFFS

    November 23 at 2 pm

     FROZEN

    April 3, 4 and 5

     LUNSFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL

    MARY POPPINS

    April 30 and May 1st @ 7 PM, May 2 @ 7 PM and matinee @ 2 PM

    May 8 & 9 @ 7 PM and sensory friendly matinee @ 9 PM

     MERCER MIDDLE SCHOOL

    SUESSICAL

    TBA

    RIVER BEND MIDDLE SCHOOL

    BEAUTY and the BEAST

    December 13, 14 and 15.

    RIVER BEND LIVE (combined music & theatre event)

    April 2nd at 6:00

    OH LOOK A KITTEN!” and “The 146 Point Flame.”

    April 24th and 25th @ 7:00 and April 26th @ 2:00

    SENECA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

     TBD

    March 20, 21 & 22nd

     

  • Theatre Auditions and College Information


     

  • Cappies

    LCPS participates with the Critics and Awards Program in the DC Metropolitan area. Please contact your local school for more information. For more information on the CAPPIES organization, please visit the following website.  CAPPIES