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 perform in Bellarmine's Puppet Theatre; 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.

Awards

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

More Information

For more information about Bellarmine's Drama Program, contact Drama Director Maria Valenzuela.


Upcoming & Past Productions

Upcoming Production:

Bellarmine Drama presents Radio City Entertainment's "A Christmas Carol" -- The Musical, based on the story by Charles Dickens.  Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,  Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens.

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Rehearsal Information:

The Bellarmine Drama Department is thrilled to announce our Fall Musical Theater production, Radio City Entertainment’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL … an exciting musical version of the Charles Dickens classic given the full Broadway treatment! Opportunities abound for student actors, singers, and dancers of all levels of experience in this spectacular re-telling from the team of Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Anastasia, Seussical.)

Auditions will be held for SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, and SENIORS after school on August 30th and 31st. Auditions for FRESHMEN will be held after school on September 5th and 6th. Call back auditions will be held on September 7th and 8th.

AUDITIONS ARE FOR PLACEMENT ONLY. All interested students will be placed in the show. All Bellarmine students should watch for an email in the coming weeks with an invitation to audition, rehearsal information, and a direct link to schedule your individual audition appointment online.

Rehearsals will be held Mondays-Thursdays from 3:15-5:30 pm and Saturdays 9 am-12pm beginning September 11, 2017.  Students are only called for those rehearsal dates where their material is being rehearsed. The entire cast can expect to be called for all scheduled rehearsals the last three weeks before opening night. A schedule will be provided at the first rehearsal.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL is an enormous show with opportunities for all members of the Bellarmine community to become involved. Faculty, Staff, family members, and students are all encouraged to find a place on the production team. Interest is all it takes. Even those with little time or limited resources can find a way to join the Bellarmine Drama family.

For questions concerning auditions, please contact Mr. Lewis at lewisf@bellarmineprep.org

For inquiries about joining our team, reach out to Mrs. Minjares at minjaresm@bellarmineprep.org

Past Productions:

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