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Theatre Department

The St. Mark’s Theatre Department proudly presents one musical each spring. Professional backdrops, lighting, individual body microphones, costuming, sets, a professional dance instructor, and a live pit orchestra give students and parents in the audience the feeling of being part of a real Broadway show.

An elementary feeder-school performance, four paid performances, and double casting of lead roles give many students the opportunity to be stars onstage. Students in the 3rd -8th grades may audition for the show. Rehearsals take place after school and on weekends. All performances take place at St. Mark’s, where the gymnasium is transformed into a theater.

Students can also apply to be part of the technical or artistic crew to work behind-the-scenes if they choose. The crew creates/paints sets, runs the lighting, helps backstage during all performances and much more! All crewmembers are an essential part of the success of the annual musical.

Each year at St. Mark’s there is an abundance of children who try out for the annual musical. Last year’s “The Little Mermaid” included over 70 St. Mark’s students and teachers working together to put on a fabulous show!

Past musical productions have included Oliver, The Music Man, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek the Musical, The Little Mermaid, and most recently Mary Poppins.

Each summer, students can participate in a summer musical through the St. Mark’s Summer Camp. In just two short weeks, campers put together a junior version of a musical. While the show is scaled down from the Annual Musical, costumes, sets and microphones are an essential part of the experience. Campers design and paint sets, as well as playing parts in the show.

Mrs. Marie Cowley – Director of Choral Activities and Musical Director

mcowley@saintmarks.com (954) 563-4508  ext. 174

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