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:
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.
Wizard of Oz Schedule
Please bring in $3 for dinner during the long rehearsal on Thursday.
Friday, May 3 3-4 Crows, Monkeys, Winkies, the Gang, the Witch, the Corn
Sunday, May 5 12-3 Painting
Monday, May 6 3-4 Monkeys, Winkies, the Gang, the Witch, the Corn
3-5 The Gang, the Witch, the Wizard
Tuesday, May 7 3-4 Munchkins with names, Glinda, the Gang, the Witch
3-5 The Gang, the Witch, the Wizard, Glinda
Wednesday, May 8 3-4 The Cyclone, the Gang, the Witch, Auntie Em
3-5 To be announced
Thursday, May 9 3-7 Everyone
Friday, May 10 3-4 To be announced
May 13 3-5 Everyone
May 14 3-5 Everyone
May 15 6:30-8:30 Everyone; Preview Night
Thursday, May 16 To be determined, traditionally, there is no Drama Club, but…
May 17 & 18 6:00 Call: people with microphones
6:30 Call: everyone else
Thanks to Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Dobrasz nearly all of our costume needs are covered, but…. Jitterbugs, Corn, etc: you will need black leggings and a long sleeved black shirt to portray your various parts
Monkeys: you will need brown leggings or sweatpants with a long sleeved brown shirt
Remember, everyone is in green when in the Emerald City.