McNicholas theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to sold out audiences.
Headed by Broadway veteran Ms. Teresa DeZarn our award-winning McNicholas Theatre Department boasts 4 levels of theatre class education for academic credit - a full complement of theatrical training and education during the regular school day.
Students are trained in all disciplines of the theatrical arts, including acting, theatre history, basic technical theatre, stage management, directing, producing, theatre criticism, playwriting, and audition and interviewing techniques.
In addition to classroom experiences and showcases, students can participate each year in our three mainstage performances, as well as our active Improv Troupe and all-school Talent Show.
Professional workshops from various industry professionals, including Scott Levy, from Second City in Chicago, and class trips to professional theatres, including Cincinnati Shakespeare, Playhouse in The Park, and The Aronoff, complement students’ classroom training. Additionally, senior students have the opportunity to participate in the locally-sponsored or Thespian-sponsored college auditions known as the Unifieds.
The Theatre Boosters is an active group of parents and friends of McNicholas who help our students reach their artistic potential by supporting productions and fundraising opportunities. They boost our theatre program’s efforts in a number of ways:
- Set construction and painting
- Costume design
- Distributing promotional materials
- Participating in fundraising activities
- Soliciting local businesses for program ads
- Preparing food for the cast and to sell at fundraisers and concessions
- Staffing concessions during productions
- Arranging transportation to regional and state competitions
McNicholas theatre has pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and develop confidence...One of the things I really enjoy about McNick theatre—students of all grades connecting and working together for the same goal.
Gavin, Class of '21
Freshmen Amanda Braig and Taylor Ferenc and junior Shannon Whitely win Poetry Slam contest.