Welcome to New Albany High School Theatre

  • 2021-2022
    NAHS Theatre Season

    NAHS Theatre Season 21-22

     


    Dance Audition imageAuditions for the New Albany High School Theatre Department's annual summer production are on Tuesday, May 17th, Wednesday, May 18th, and Thursday, May 19th. This year, they are producing the musical comedy Something Rotten!, a hilarious mash-up of sixteenth century Shakespeare and twenty-first century Broadway about two brothers who set out to write the world's first musical.

    Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play for their floundering theatre troupe, but are constantly being overshadowed by "rock star" William Shakespeare. After paying a soothsayer to tell them about the future of theatre, they begin writing the world's first musical. However, they soon discover that reaching the top means being true to thine own self and all that jazz. 

    Rising 8th graders - current seniors may audition for a role in the production. Dance auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 17th from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Mini Theater and monologue / vocal auditions on Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday. May 19th from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the HS choir room. All interested students should plan to attend the dance auditions on Tuesday and sign up on this calendar for an audition appointment to perform their monologues and songs on Wednesday or Thursday. More information about the auditions can be found on Mr. Lemberg's portal

    Something rotten monologueStudents interested in working backstage on the production need to fill out this form. Crew is open to rising 8th graders - current seniors. 

    Rehearsals for the show are May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd, and July 11th - July 22nd. Performances are July 22nd - July 25th. 

    We hope to see you at the auditions! 

     








    NA Theatre believes that the dramatic arts are an essential academic subject that help prepare students for college and career readiness. The theatre program functions as a core curricular area and produces well-rounded and civically-engaged theatrical artists. Every student has the opportunity to participate in a meaningful theatrical experience that cultivates the aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of the child. 


    The arts, specifically theatre, teach students invaluable 21st-century skills like: 

    • Agility and adaptability
    • Collaboration across networks
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Curiosity and imagination

    These skills will enable them to thrive not only in their chosen profession but, most importantly, in life. 
     

    NA Theatre cultivates four artistic processes that are the way the brain and body make art and define the link between art-making and the learner. 

    1. Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. 
    2. Performing: Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.
    3. Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
    4. Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. 

    These processes are rigorously honed through the NA Theatre's productions and its curriculum, beginning with Introduction to Drama and Stagecraft. The curriculum continues with Acting the Method and is followed by Honors Actor's Studio. It concludes with Introduction to the Theatre - KC, which is a collegiate level course taught through Kenyon College's KAP program. More information about each of these classes can be found on their individual pages.