The Theatre Program
If there is a common theme to the Middlesex Theatre Program, it is ambition. We choose shows every season to stretch and grow the talents of our student casts and crews. We want all students to have appreciation of AND participation in the making of theater. We believe that there is no show too big for our stage.
The Middlesex Theatre Program draws kids from all areas of the school. We believe that passion for theater is intensified, rather than diminished, by academic and athletic passions. In any given year, either through a course or through an evening production, close to a third of the school will participate in a public theatrical performance.
Students in our Theatre Department are actors, singers, and dancers. They are directors, scene-writers, set designers, light technicians, and stage managers. You can see our youngest students debut in an evening of original, student-written scenes; and you can watch our oldest students perform full productions of challenging, modern material in our black box theatre. Annually, we produce five exceptional main-stage performances:
• a fall play
• a student directed children’s play
• a dance concert
• a festival of student directed one acts
• a spring musical
Finally, our Theatre Department has a life off campus as well. During our biennial trip to London we see a show each night, tour Shakespeare’s Globe, and participate in several days of acting workshops with a professional director. Though for many of our students, theater is something they will only pursue in high school, there are others who will graduate and continue their study of theater in the finest college programs out there: Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern, UCLA, BU and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, to name a few recent destinations.