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.
See Drama Awards for some of the awards Bellarmine's plays and musicals have won over the years.
For more information about Bellarmine's Drama Program, contact Drama Director Gabriel McPherson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 253-752-7701, ext. 506.
Upcoming & Past Productions
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
This March the Bellarmine Drama Department presents its unique production of Mary Zimmerman’s groundbreaking play, Metamorphoses, first performed at Chicago’s LookingGlass Theater in 1996. Based on the myths recorded by Roman poet Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD), Metamorphoses highlights and weaves together some of the major transformation stories of the ancient text in a modern voice that is unapologetically bold, irreverent, edgy, and sometimes uncomfortable.
Director: Gabriel McPherson
Cast: Bellarmine Students
Location: McAstocker Theater
Performance Dates & Times
March 9, 10, 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
General admission $10 and Student tickets $8 will be available online through Brown Paper Tickets starting February 10th. Tickets may also be purchased during both lunches in the Connelly Campus Center, starting February 27th.
Fall 2016 - White Christmas
Spring 2016 - The Tempest
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