CRESSET’S THEATER ARTS FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS
Current elective courses in theater arts include Script analysis and Intro to Theater. Our Theater Arts are led by Mr. Eric Rice and Mr. Landon Henry. Students are coached in Uta Hagen’s methods of substitution, realism, and truth, while being exposed to best practices in theater arts methodology.
The theater is an important building block in education. It not only exposes our children to culture but also instills a sense of confidence and empathy. Our ultimate goal is to teach that all fine arts, being inherently creative, ultimately point toward and glorify our Creator.
We are proud to boast of student tech crews: painters, designers, engineers, and stage management. Opportunities abound in all areas.
Theater (Drama and Musical Productions)
Art and Photography
Due to Covid-19 we have put activities associated with Fine Arts on hiatus for the 2020-21 school year. We eagerly anticipate the renewal of our programs in the Fall of 2021.
CRESSET’S THEATRICAL SEASON
Each season begins with a fall straight play, chosen for the numbers and diversity of our upper school students in grades 6-12. The straight plays are held off-campus in an equity black box theater and allow the students to stretch their wings in their creation of a character and presentation to an audience in an intimate playing space. We’ve been excited to produce shows such as Charlotte’s Web, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Alice@Wonderland.
In the spring we produce an all-school musical, encouraging all students K-12 to participate in this challenging medium of dance, song, and acting. Most of our productions are Broadway’s finest musical hits especially chosen for their themes and classic dramatic moral messages. Cresset’s productions have ranged the gamut from the exciting and technically challenging Peter Pan, to the deep themes of Beauty and the Beast, to the operetta Les Miserables. Other outstanding productions have included The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and Shrek.