Welcome to the Skutt Catholic Theatre Department!

Programs

The Skutt Catholic Theatre Department annually produces three full-length productions: a Fall musical, a Winter play, and a Spring play. The students engage themselves in all aspects of each of these productions including acting, stage management, scenic, light and sound design, set construction, advertising, properties design, costuming and make-up, and running crew.

In addition, students are able to earn points towards induction in the International Thespian Society. Our ITS troupe performs service projects, takes part in fellowship activities, support the other performing arts at Skutt Catholic High School, and is active in performance activities throughout the metropolitan area. Our students have earned performance scholarships from many colleges and universities, as well as the Theatre Arts Guild.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for induction into the International Thespian Society. Inductions to the International Thespian Society for 2016 are coming up on April 23, 2016.  Also, we want to congratulate the elected officers for the 2015-16 school year:  president-Courtney Schnitzler, vice-president-Brianna Siracuse, secretary-Becky Snowden, treasurer-Julianne Faulconer.  

Theme

Each season, a theme is selected to function as a cohesive design and performance concept for our performers, designers, and directors. Past themes include, Myths & LegendsTragic Love Stories, Inspired by Shakespeare, It’s a Mystery!, and Social Justice. This season, 2015-16, is dedicated to New Beginnings and includes an independent theatre director for each production.

Previous Productions

Since Skutt Catholic High School opened in 1993, the Theatre Department has produced musicals, one act plays, winter plays, spring plays, and summer plays. Here is a complete listing of our previous seasons:

YEAR MUSICAL SPRING PLAY WINTER PLAY ONE ACT PLAY SUMMER PLAY
1993-94 Godspell A Piece of My Heart      
1994-95 Little Shop of Horrors Voices of the Prairie   A Piece of My Heart +  
1995-96 Westside Story Don’t Drink the Water   The Shadow Box  
1996-97 Cinderella Any Number Can Die   California Suite  
1997-98 Grease Little Women   Remember Me Always  
1998-99 Annie Noises Off!   Taming of the Shrew  
1999-00 Godspell The Sting   Hear Them Hillbilly Wedding Belles  
2000-01 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Pygmalion   Making Nice  
2001-02 Bye Bye Birdie Unraveling the Pre-Meditated Murder of Mother Goose   Oscar  
2002-03 Sound of Music 12 Angry Men   Why I am a Bachelor  
2003-04 Wizard of Oz Rumors   Baby  
2004-05 Oklahoma A Streetcar Named Desire   Strength of My Spirit Clue
2005-06 The Music Man Pillow Talk   Fame Deadwood Dick or A Game of Gold
2006-07 Beauty and the Beast Rebecca   Flowers for Algernon* Love Letters
2007-08 High School Musical Philadelphia Story   Macbeth: Shakespeare in 30 Minutes*  
2008-09 Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs Picnic   Dragon of the Winds* And Then There Were None
2009-10 Crazy for You You Can’t Take It With You Oedipus the King    
2010-11 All Shook Up Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Loves Labours Lost    
2011-12 Aida The Arabian Nights Our Town    
2012-13 Curtains Laura Hound of the Baskervilles    
2013-14 Les Miserables^ Metamorphoses The Outsiders    
2014-15 Big Fish^ A Midsummer Night's Dream Dracula    
2015-16 The Drowsy Chaperone The Importance of Being Earnest A Complete History of America (Abridged)    

^Represents a Nebraska High School Theatre Awards "Outstanding Production"

+Represents an NSAA District Championship and state competition production.

*Represents a River Cities Conference Championship production.

 

Curriculum

Students in the theatre department engage in courses that directly translate to their work in our productions. Development in a variety of acting, movement, and design techniques enhance the performances that our students create each year.

Drama I~

This initial course introduces students to theatrical elements, conventions, culture, history, and concepts. In particular, students begin to study movement, pantomime, dramatic literature, voice production, and of course, acting! Students concentrate their theatre studies in the areas of perception, creative performance, cultural heritage, and response evaluation.

Drama II~

The second course focuses the student for application of the theatre arts. Dramatic & comedic acting, stagecraft & technical theatre, and directing a scene immerse the student in the Theatre Arts.

Advanced Acting~

This is a specialized training course for the student desiring to develop his/her acting craft. Physical, vocal, and psychological acting techniques are utilized to prepare the student to perform any character. Ballet, Grotowski, Stanislavski, and Adler techniques are just a few of the concepts the students learn.


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