The Performing Arts Department stages two performances each year: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Drama classes develop multiple skills in acting and introduce students to the history of theatre, play structure, script analysis, improvisation, creating characters, directing and production, and critical analysis.
Not an actor? No problem! In addition to onstage roles, there are plenty of opportunities behind the curtain from stage make-up to lights to set building to being stage manager.
Alverno’s Performing Arts Department regularly participates in local theatre festivals including Long Beach Theatre Fest and the Pasadena Playhouse Theatre Fest. During these events, students are given the opportunity to perform individually and as an ensemble cast.
Recent Fall Productions: Lost in Yonkers, Our Town: Our Story, Antigone, The Foreigner, The Crucible, Harvey, An Actor’s Nightmare, Wit, and The Thousand Paper Cranes
Recent Spring Musicals: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, Godspell, Into the Woods, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat