Drama/Theater

The Drama Program at Bellarmine encompasses a variety of opportunities for students interested in the composition, production and performance of theater. Students put on two main stage productions each year: a dramatic play in the fall and a musical in the spring. In addition to acting roles, students are responsible for all technical aspects of the programs, including lighting, sounds, sets, makeup and costumes.

Students may also participate in writing, directing and performing one-act plays; and take additional courses for academic credit. Comprehensively, the Drama Program offers Bellarmine students a practical creative outlet, a working understanding of the theatrical arts, an opportunity to develop leadership skills, and a place to make lifelong friendships.

More Information

For more information about Bellarmine's Drama Program, contact Drama Director Brien O'Loughlin.


Upcoming & Past Productions

Upcoming Production:

Audition information for Bellarmine Drama’s Production of 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Actors must commit to the following times for mandatory rehearsals and performances. While rehearsals are throughout the winter and into early spring, the dates below cannot be missed by those performing in the musical. If you are unable to attend these rehearsals and performances, please speak with Brien O’Loughlin (Director) or Melissa Minjares (Producer) about other ways to be involved with the musical.

Required rehearsals and performance dates:

Evenings of March 4th - March 8th (Tech rehearsals)
Evenings of March 11th - March 16th (Dress rehearsals and performances)
Evenings of March 20th - March 22nd (performances)
Late morning through early evening of March 17th AND March 23rd (performances and strike)

Audition Information

Audition Day 1: Monday, December 10th, 2:45-5:00 p.m.
Audition Day 2: Tuesday, December 11th, 2:45-5:00 p.m.
Callbacks Day 1: Wednesday, December 12th, 2:45-5:15 p.m.
Callbacks Day 2: Thursday, December 13th, 2:45-5:15 p.m.

To audition, please sign up for a time slot on one of the first two days using this google sheet. All students auditioning are required to attend a 15 minute meeting at 2:45 pm on the day they are auditioning. Auditions and callbacks will take place in the theater.

Callbacks will be posted outside of the theater doors at the back of the house. If you are called back, please be available for both call back days for the entire time. The final cast will be posted in the same way on Friday. There will be a short meeting for cast members after school on Friday at 3:00 pm in the theater.

To audition, please prepare 2 minutes of a song from a musical of your choice. It is preferred that a song from a musical other than Spelling Bee be chosen. Please prepare the song a capella as we cannot guarantee a piano will be available for accompaniment.  

For questions, please contact Brien O’Loughlin at oloughlinb@bellarmineprep.org.

CREW:  For students interested in crew for the musical, a student meeting will take place in the Bellarmine theater at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 6th. If interested in stage management, costumes, props, sets, lights, or sound, please attend this meeting. Feel free to attend even if you are considering auditioning.

Students interested in playing in the orchestra, please direct your questions to Ms. Hope Bales, balesh@bellarmineprep.org.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT AUDITIONS!

Past Productions:

Fall 2918: THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie 
Spring 2018 - A Curious Savage
Fall 2017 - A Christmas Carol
Spring 2017 - Metamorphoses
Fall 2016 - White Christmas
Spring 2016 - The Tempest
Fall 2015 - My Fair Lady
Spring 2015 - Little Women
Fall 2014 - Much Ado About Nothing
Spring 2014 - Fiddler on the Roof
Fall 2013 The Secret in the Wings
Spring 2013 – West Side Story
Fall 2012 - And Then There Were None
Spring 2012 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Fall 2011 - The Taming of the Shrew
Spring 2011 - Pippin
Fall 2010 - The Miracle Worker
Spring 2010 - Curtains
Fall 2009 - The Skin of Our Teeth
Spring 2009 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fall 2008 -The Crucible
Spring 2008 – Les Miserables
Fall 2007 - Story Theatre
Spring 2007 - Urinetown

Awards

See Drama Awards for some of the awards Bellarmine's plays and musicals have won over the years.