THEATREMichael E. Pierson, Fine Arts SupervisorJonathan Mark Rogers, Specialist
PH: (571) 252-1580
FX: (571) 252-1635The 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 CurriculumThese curriculum pages are "living documents", check back frequently for the addition of curricular resources.
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
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.
AccomplishmentsLCPS 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 SchoolVTA Honorable Mention for Excellence - Loudoun Valley High SchoolETA THEATRE ADVOCACY AWARD - Anthony Cimino-Johnson, Director Rock Ridge Performing ArtsETA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR - Rebekah Hess, Rock Ridge High SchoolETA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR - Jonathan Mark RogersNBC RISE Award given to Heritage High School for their commitment to Theatre Arts educationCAPPIE Awards - Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge, Riverside, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora High SchoolLCPS is the only school division in the state of Virginia to offer three Dual Enrollment classes in Theatre ArtsLCPS & LCPR presented the Improvathon (featuring students from across the county) at the Franklin Park Arts CenterMIDDLE SCHOOL THEATRE PILOT - 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).
Ticket & Show InformationFALL PLAYS FOR LCPS HIGH SCHOOLS
BRIAR WOODS HIGH SCHOOL
12 ANGRY JURORS - November 6th, 7th, 8th 9th at 7:00 PM and November 10th at 2:00 PM
A 19 year old man has just stood trial for murder. It looks like an open-and-and-shut case--until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the group become 12 angry jurors. The play is a roller coaster ride of tense scenes that will electrify the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats!BROAD RUN HIGH SCHOOL
CLUE: On Stage! - November 14th, 15th and 16th at 7:00 PM
Live through the iconic board game in a "murder-mystery comedy thriller". Follow six familiar guests through a mysterious dinner party where they find themselves implicated as murder suspects, and their host turns up dead! Wadsworth, the butler, leads Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, and other guests in a high stakes quest to find the killer before the body count builds. Based on the Paramount film and the Hasbro board game, the stage adaptation is fast-paced, comedy whodunnit by screenwriter Jonathan Lynn with additional material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Price.DOMINION HIGH SCHOOL
You're a good Man Charlie Brown-November 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:00 PM
The characters from Charles Schultz comic strip Peanuts come to life in a musical about adolescents, friendships and purpose.FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL
Alice in Wonderland - November 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:00 PM
This is a lively, adventurous stage adaptation of the children's storybook by Lewis Carroll. Explore Wonderland with Alice as she tries to navigate the confusing personalities of the inhabitants and her own preconceived ideas.HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
Puffs- November 14-16 and November 21-23
Have you ever wondered what happened in the Hufflepuff house during all of your favorite wizarding movies? Puffs, Matt Cox's hilarious parody of the Potter universe, answers this question and offers us so much more. See this beloved series through the eyes of a lovable group of magical misfits trying to make their mark on the world. Join Heritage's Pride Productions in November for Puffs, the first show in our Season of Magic!INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOLAs It Is in Heaven - November 15-16 and November 22-23By Arlene Hutton"A moving portrayal of upheaval caused when the utopian existence of an 1830's Shaker community in Kentucky is threatened by the arrival of 'newcomers' claiming to see angels... powerful and insightful...a thought-provoking piece, the message being than often we need not look as far as heaven to see angels here on earth..." -HeraldJOHN CHAMPE HIGH SCHOOL
Tuck Everlasting- November 21-23rd
In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by the rules imposed by her straight-laced family, runs away and discovers the humble Tucks who , long ago, accidentally stumbled upon a spring that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but then a sinister stranger in a yellow suit arrives at their door with intentions to steal the immortal water for himself. Ultimately, Winnie must choose whether or not to drink the immortal water and join them in an everlasting adventure-or live on in a natural way, living a life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change.LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Rehearsal for Life. VHSL District One-Act Festival
October 26 at Broad Run High School
Just before his birth, Jackson is taught some important life lessons about finding "the girl".9-5 The Musical - December 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 PMBased on the hit movie from the 19080's. Featuring music by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.LOUDOUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
That Sinking Feeling- November 7-10
A Titanic comedy aboard three lifeboats by Brant Powell
PARK VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Ravenscroft- November 7-10
By Don Nigro-This psychological drama is a thinking person's Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women. One of a series of Inspector Ruffing plays.POTOMAC FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
The Diary of Anne Frank - November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 7:00 PM and November 23rd at 2:00 PM
The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of a young girl who hid from the Nazis in the Netherlands along with 7 other people for 2 years with the help of trusted friends. This tragic story tells about the strength and resiliency of the human spirit during one of the world's darkest hours.RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Almost Maine - November 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 PM. November 24th at 3:00 PM
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani's Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost - not organized enough for a town - too populated for a wilderness - experience the life-altering power of the human heart.ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS
Peter Pan: A Steampunk Adventure - November 1-3, 8th and 9th
Join Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael as they travel to Neverland in Rock Ridge's "Peter Pan: A Steampunk Adventure". Peter and the children meet the Lost Ones and battle pirates and savages in this fresh take on a classic tale. Come see Peter fly in the first two weekends of November.Legally Blonde- December 5-7Join Elle Woods as she tries to win back the heart of her fiance-to-be Warner by attending Harvard Law School! It's Legally Blonde (the classic Reese Witherspoon blockbuster) but with one of the most infectious scores in recent years. You'll never have this much fun being blonde!!STONEBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Metamorphoses- December 3-5th at 7:00 PMMetamorphoses is a play based on Ovid's classic tales of love, death and transformation. The play was first produced Off-Broadway in October 2001 at the Second Stage Theatre. It transferred to Broadway on February 21st, 2002. that year it won several Tony Awards.TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Oct. 17 and Nov. 1 at 7:00 PM. October 18, 19 and Nov. 2, 3 at 2:30 PM.Purchase tickets at www.tuscaroraperformingarts.org
In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surrounding the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate. Adapted by Jon Ferguson and John Heimbuch, this dynamic ensemble-based retelling of the famous Washington Irving short story is meant to spook Theatre goers, the perfect Halloween outing.WOODGROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Crazytown - November 14-16 at 7:00 PM. November 16th at 2:00 PM.
By Jonathan Rand-Crazytown is a low-tech evening of comedy designed to be performed by a cast of four, but expandable to over 70 actors. Take a tour of the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, the the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Welcome to Crazytown, where our motto is: Welcome to Crazytown.
Middle School PilotLCPS 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)
Theatre Auditions and College Information
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