• 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.
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  • 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. Students in grades 6-8 will have access to an after-school theatre arts program at all middle schools. Exploratory Dramatics will be offered at 11 middle 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.

  • Secondary School Curriculum

    https://www.lcps.org/Page/245719

  • Middle School Theatre Arts

    LCPS has a new theatre arts program with select middle schools in the county. This program 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.
      
    In addition to an after-school theatre program, Exploratory Dramatics will be offered at 11 LCPS Middle Schools (Belmont Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Farmwell Station, Harper Park, J. Michael Lunsford, Mercer, River Bend, Seneca Ridge, J.L. Simpson, Trailside and Willard Middle Schools).

     

  • Theatre Auditions and College Information

     

    National Unified Auditions

  • Cappies

    LCPS participates with the BLUE RIDGE chapter of Critics and Awards Program (CAPPIES). Our end of the year gala will be held at the Hylton Center for Performing Arts in Manassas, VA in June. Please contact your local school for more information. For more information on the CAPPIES organization, please visit the following website.  CAPPIES

  • Accomplishments

    LCPS is very proud of the accomplishments of our theatre arts programs. Below are some highlights of our school's accomplishments as our students continue to excel in every aspect of theatre arts.  
     
    VHSL ONE ACT DISTRICT CHAMPIONS - Briar Woods, Dominion, Loudoun County, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora High School 

    VHSL REGIONAL ONE ACT CHAMPIONS - Briar Woods, Dominion, Loudoun County, Riverside, Stone Bridge, Rock Ridge & Tuscarora High School  

    VTA HONORABLE MENTION FOR EXCELLENCE - Freedom, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, and Rock Ridge High School
     

    NYA THEATRE AWARDS - John Champe, Riverside, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora High School

     
    ETA THEATRE ADVOCACY AWARD - Nichole Cabiniss Director John Champe, Anthony Cimino-Johnson, Director Rock Ridge Performing Arts, Justin Daniel Director Tuscarora Theatre Department
     
    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, Freedom, 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 ARTS - Exploratory Dramatics will be offered at 11 LCPS Middle Schools (Belmont Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Farmwell Station, Harper Park, J. Michael Lunsford, Mercer, River Bend, Seneca Ridge, J.L. Simpson, Trailside and Willard Middle School).

     

  • Middle School Ticket & Show Information


    Belmont Ridge MS

    James and the Giant Peach

    April 12 & 13 at 7pm


    Brambleton MS

    Legally Blonde, Jr.

    February 23 at 7pm

    February 24 at 2pm & 7pm

    February 25 at 2pm

    Drama Showcase (classes)

    May 2 at 7pm


    Eagle Ridge MS

    TBA


    Farmwell Station MS

    Footloose: Youth Edition

    April 26 at 7pm

    April 27 at 2pm & 7pm

    April 28 at 2pm

    One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.


    Harmony MS

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    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    April 12 at 7pm

    April 13 at 2pm and 7pm

    April 14 at 2pm


    Harper Park MS

    Cinderella

    March 6 & 7


    Lunsford MS

    The Wizard of Oz

    April 25, 26 & 27 at 7pm


    Mercer MS

    Shrek Jr

    TBA


    River Bend MS

    One-Acts 2024

    April 26 at 7pm

    April 27 at 7pm

    April 28 at 2pm

    River Bend presents two one-act plays. One drama and one comedy to accommodate actors and audiences of all sorts.


    Smarts Mill MS

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    April 4 & 5 at 7pm

    April 6 at 2pm & 7pm


    Stone Hill MS

    Night of One Acts

    January 13 at 3pm & 7pm

    Newsies Jr

    April 19 & 20


    Simpson MS

    Mary Poppins JR

    May 3 at 7pm

    May 4 at 2pm & 7pm

    May 5 at 2pm


    Sterling MS

    Frozen, Jr.

    April 12, 13 & 14


    Trailside MS

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    The Wizard of Oz

    March 15 at 7pm

    March 16 at 2pm & 7pm

    March 17 at 2pm


    Willard MS

    TBA

  • High School Ticket & Show Information

    BROAD RUN HIGH SCHOOL

    Disney's Descendants

    April 4, 5, 12, & 13 at 7pm

    April 6 at 2pm


    DOMINION HIGH SCHOOL

    Night of One-Acts

    January 25, 26 & 27 at 7:30pm

    Addams Family

    April 25, 26, May 3, 4 at 7:30pm

    May 5 at 2:30pm


    FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL

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    Tuck Everlasting

    February 22 at 7pm

    February 23 at 7pm

    February 24 at 2pm & 7pm

    February 25 at 2pm and 7pm

    One-Act Play Festival

    April 11 at 7pm

    April 12 at 7pm

    April 13 at 2pm & 7pm

    Class Musical (TBA)

    May 3 at 7pm

    May 4 at 7pm


    HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    January 25, 26 & 27 at 7pm

    January 28 at 2pm

    Snow Dates: February 1-4

    Matilda

    April 25, 26, 27 at 7pm

    May 3 & 4 at 7pm

    May 5 at 2pm


    INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Volume of Smoke

    January 18 & 19

    A Chorus Line: High School Edition

    February 2 at 7pm

    February 3 at 2pm & 7pm

    February 4 at 7pm

    Mean Girls

    April 26 at 7pm

    April 27 at 2pm & 7pm

    May 3 at 7pm

    May 4 at 2pm & 7pm


    JOHN CHAMPE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Friday Knight Live

    January 19th & 20th at 7pm

    Cinderella (Cappies)

    April 25th at 7pm

    April 26th at 7pm

    April 27th at 2pm & 7pm

    Musical Theatre Show (TBA)

    May 31st & June 1st at 7pm


    LIGHTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Disney's The Little Mermaid

    April 25 & 26 at 7pm

    April 27 at 2pm and 7pm


    LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    One-Act Play Festival

    January 26 & 27 at 7pm

    January 28 at 2pm

    Musical (TBA)

    April 26 at 2pm & 7pm

    April 27 at 7pm

    Class Performances

    May TBD


    LOUDOUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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    MT Jukebox Devised Show

    January 11 at 7pm

    Once Upon a Mattress

    April 12, 13 & 14 at 2pm & 7pm

    MT Class Show (TBA)

    May 9 & 10 at 7pm

    Pygmalion

    June 8 & 9 at 2pm


    PARK VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

    Winter One-Acts

    TBD

    Spring Musical (TBA)

    April 22 - 24

    Spring One-Acts

    TBD


    POTOMAC FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

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    One-Acts

    January 19 & 20

    Curtains

    April 18, 19 & 20


    RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

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    The Three Musketeers

    January 26 & 27

    Frozen JR

    February 23 & 24

    The Little Mermaid

    April 25, 26, 27 & 28


    ROCK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Rent: School Edition

    January 26 & 27

    Snow Dates: February 2 & 3

    Our Place

    March 12

    Frozen

    April 26, 27 & 28

    May 2, 3, & 4

    Miscast Cabaret

    June 4

    Next to Normal

    July 12, 13, 25, 26, 27

    Finding Nemo, Kids

    June 19 & July 20

    Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

    July 19 - August 3

    Urinetown

    July 27


    STONE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Student Directed One-Act Festival

    January 4 & 5 at 7pm

    Mamma Mia

    April 11 at 7pm

    April 12 at 7pm

    April 13 at 2pm & 7pm


    TUSCARORA HIGH SCHOOL

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    A Raisin in the Sun

    February 2, 3 & 4 at 7pm

    Anastasia the Musical

    April 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7pm (Cappies)


    WOODGROVE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Grease the Musical

    May 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Last Modified on March 19, 2024