Drama

The Drama Department at Saint Francis is one of the best in the area. Our outstanding Theater Program offers a unique, four-year curriculum for serious theater students as well as countless performance opportunities for all interested students. In addition to the two major stage productions, students interested in drama have the opportunity to perform in several events throughout the year including Children’s Musical Theater, Drama 4 Shows, children’s drama camps and One Acts. Drama provides leadership programs in all aspects of theater including student directors, stage crew, technical crew, costume design and student choreographers.

The Drama Department takes pride not only building a strong theater program, but also in building a strong community with student leaders aiding the directors in running all aspects of the theater. If you want to be a part of quality productions, prepare for college auditions or even pursue a career in theater or television, then Saint Francis drama is the place to be!

Sincerely,
Ms. Laura Rose
Drama Director

Theater activities
Fall Drama Spring Musical One Acts
Children’s Theater Drama 4 Shows Drama Camps
Set designers Costume designers Stage crew
Technical crew Student directors Student choreographers

Large Stage Productions

Saint Francis stages two major productions each year that are open to auditions for anyone at Saint Francis. Our fall drama occurs each year in November, with auditions during September. Past fall drama productions include “The Crucible” (2007), "The Diary of Anne Frank" (2006), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2005) and “To Kill A Mockingbird” (2004).

The annual spring musical is performed two weeks after Easter. Nearly 100 students participate in these productions that include large casts, a complete stage crew, student choreographers, costume designers, a technical crew and an orchestra. Past shows include "Cabaret" (2008) “Grease” (2007) “42nd Street” (2006) and “Beauty and the Beast” (2005).

Additional Performance Opportunities

The “One Acts” are performed each spring. Auditions are held and over 50 students are usually involved with directing, acting and producing these shows.

Children’s Theater is an annual favorite for the community. Saint Francis students perform seven shows for over 900 grammar school students ranging from ages 5 to 10.

The Drama 4 Shows are directed and produced by Drama 4 students and grace audiences during January and May each year.

Saint Francis holds an annual drama camp at a local elementary school. Every 30 Saint Francis students volunteer to teach K-8 grade students how to sing, dance and act in this camp, which finales with a performance for the parents. Our students are true leaders as they touch the lives of many young students.

Saint Francis hosts a summer drama camp for middle school students from grades 7 to 8. Our drama students, under the direction of Ms. Rose, teach singing, dancing and acting during the camp, which is held at Saint Francis. Once again, our students reach out to serve the community by sharing their talents with others.

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News List

  • Spring Musical - "Footloose"

    Footloose is this year's spring musical. When Ren (John Beglin) and his mother (Alexandra Annen) move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's (Jonathan Toussaint) rebellious daughter (Ashley Rose) sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar'-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

    Performances are:
    May 2 & 3 and May 8, 9, & 10

    Saint Francis High School
    Performing Arts Center
    7:00 p.m. - Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m.

    Presale tickets $10; $12 at the door (Open seating)

    Students may purchase tickets beginning April 28 at lunch.
    General public should call
    (650) 968-1213, ext. 244

Upcoming Calendar

ThursdayOctober30

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
FridayOctober31

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
SaturdayNovember1

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
ThursdayNovember6

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
FridayNovember7

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
SaturdayNovember8

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
WednesdayNovember19

Children's Theater

Performing Arts Center
FridayNovember21

Children's Theater

Performing Arts Center
FridayDecember5

Christmas Comedy Show

Little Theater
SaturdayDecember6

Christmas Comedy Show

Little Theater
FridayJanuary16

Broadway Showcase

Performing Arts Center
TuesdayMarch10

Grammar School Show

Performing Arts Center
ThursdayMarch12

A2 Spring Musical Preview

FridayMarch13

Spring Musical Preview Party

Malcolm Center and Performing Arts Center
SaturdayMarch14

Spring Musical

Performing Arts Center
ThursdayMarch19

Spring Musical

Performing Arts Center
FridayMarch20

Spring Musical

Performing Arts Center
FridayMarch27

Spring Musical

Performing Arts Center

Drama Director

Ms. Laura Rose
650-968-1213 x663
larose@sfhs.com