Drama Club

The Drama Program at Stella Niagara Education Park is unique. Students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to attend weekly Drama Club meetings during which we play theatre games, perform improvisations, learn vocal projection, stage movement and choreography, develop strong interpersonal relationships within and between the grades, and rehearse for two shows each year. By participating in the Drama Program at Stella, our students develop confidence, poise, self-control and dedication—positive attributes that develop a caring heart, a strong mind and a disciplined body.

At Stella Niagara, we believe that one of the best examples of school spirit is what you will see on the Stella stage.  Our productions are the result of hundreds of hours of effort on behalf of many faculty members from Montessori to eighth grade, from homeroom and specials teachers, from parents of Drama Club members of the past, the present and the future, from alumni, and, most importantly, from our kids: the actors, singers, dancers and stage crew. If we are to believe in movie musical truths, then the best things happen while you're dancing, (and singing, and dancing, and moving periaktoi!) 

Here is a list of our past productions:

2018-2019 - Wizard of Oz
2017-2018 - Annie
2016-2017 - Singin' in the Rain
2015-2016 - Disney's Aladdin, Jr.
2014-2015 - The King and I (G2K)
2013-2014 - Godspell, Jr.
2012-2013 - Oklahoma (G2K)
2011-2012 - State Fair (G2K)
2010-2011 - Cinderella (G2K)
2009-2010 - Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
2008-2009 - Once Upon a Mattress (G2K)
2008-2009 - Spoon River Anthology (a joint production with Theatre in the Mist)
2007-2008 - Annie, Jr.
2006-2007 - High School Musical, Jr.

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesday, April 26: 3-4:  Bushel and a Peck
4-6:  Sky and Sarah
Wednesday, April 27:  3-4:  Everyone in Cuba
4-5:  Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, Sarah
Thursday, April 28:  3-5  Everyone
Friday, April 29:  3-4  Sewer Scene and Meeting Big Jule
Saturday, April 30:  Paint the Set:  Students and Parents in grades 7 and 8 are invited
8:30 -- noon
Monday, May 2 3-5  Nathan, Adelaide, Benny, Sky, Arvide, General Cartwright, Nicely, Sarah, Harry the Horse, Big Jule, Angie the Ox, Liver Lips Louis, Max (3-4 only)
Tuesday, May 3 3-5 Everyone; those who are tapping must bring dance shoes
Wednesday, May 4 3-5  Same as Monday 5/2
Thursday, May 5, 3-5  Everyone
Friday, May 6, 3-4 TBD
Please note that there will be rehearsals the following week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  These will be announced next week.  
Thursday, May 12:  3-7:  Everyone.  Dinner will be served.  Details will follow.
Strudel or Cheesecake?  You will need your costumes.
Monday, May 16:  3-5  Everyone
Tuesday, May 17:  3-5  Everyone
Wednesday, May 18:  6:30-8:30  Preview Night; parents welcome
Thursday, May 19:  TBD
Friday, May 20:  1:00 In school performance; cast call at 12:30
7:30 Performance; cast call at 6:30; main cast 6:00
Saturday, May 21:  7:30  Performance; cast call at 6:30; main cast 6:00
All Gamblers:  trousers, dark socks, shoes, bright colored shirt, contrasting tie, suspenders and a fedora (I have some fedoras)  Please avoid red as the Mission is wearing red.
Benny, Nicely, Sky, Nathan, Harry, Big Jule:  single or double breasted suit, dark socks, shoes, bright colored shirt, contrasting tie, suspenders and a fedora (stetson for Sky)
Mission band:  long sleeved blue Oxford shirt--please bring to school so that it can be trimmed; navy trousers for the boys with dark socks and shoes; stockings and dark flat shoes for the girls--we are making your skirts
Sarah:  red blazer + Mission band from above; a plain 1950s kind of dress for Cuba; 
Arvide and General Cartwright:  red blazer + Mission band from above
Any questions, please email mfeuerman@stella-niagara.com