The OLSH Theatre Arts program extends far beyond the offering of the Theatre Arts elective course. Our students also participate in summer workshops and performances throughout the year.
During the school year, almost every Thursday is Theatre Thursday. A group of students, under the direction of Ms. Dolores Manuel, who have an interest in any aspect of theatre, meet after school and participate in a variety of activities, including improv games, singing, dancing, and directing.
Summer Theatre Workshop
OLSH offers a summer theatre workshop that allows students to work on their acting, singing, and dancing skills in a fun and friendly environment. The program culminates in a Summer Showcase, allowing students to show off what they've learned to their friends and family.
The annual fall play affords students an opportunity to use their acting, set design, and directing skills. Proceeds from the fall play help to defray the costs of the spring musical.
The spring musical is the highlight of OLSH's student performances. The production team, headed by Dolores Manuel and Heather Taylor, continually produce high quality shows that entertain and give the students the opportunity to showcase and develop their skills. Auditions for the spring musical are held in the fall and the program welcomes all interested students into the ensemble.
Previous shows include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (2016), The Addams Family (2015), The Wiz (2014), Honk! (2013), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2012), Little Shop of Horrors (2011), Once on This Island (2010), Hello Dolly (2009), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2008), Working (2007), Seussical (2006), Bye Bye Birdie (2005), Once Upon A Mattress (2004), The Sound of Music (2003), Godspell (2002), Anything Goes (2001), Working (2000).