The theatre program at Worthington Christian Schools has a long rich tradition of excellence. For over 38 years, students have been given a comprehensive education in both traditional and contemporary theory, comedic improvisation, musical theatre, and performance technique.
Offering one middle school and three high school productions a year as well as a variety of classes, WCS strives to provide students with a middle and high school program that examines theatre as a creative and multi-disciplinary art form. In middle school students begin to experience the multiple facets theatre training affords as well as gain exposure to various theatrical genres and styles. This past year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream incorporated over 40 students both on-stage and behind the scenes, and presented a challenge beautifully overcome by this talented group!
In high school, we offer a diverse program geared toward everyone from the novice thespian to the seasoned theatre performer. Students are provided with opportunities for practical experience on the stage as well as classroom instruction. This past year’s productions included an fresh take on My Emperor’s New Clothes, a collection of orginal Songs from Shows and Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis’ final novel performed as a stage production for the first time anywhere in Ohio.
Our objective is to prepare the serious theatre student to continue his or her career or educational goals. Also, by creating good work habits, time management skills, poise and cooperative learning experiences, the student is better prepared to establish a career in any field of endeavor. Above all, it is our ultimate desire to train young people to glorify God through excellence in the arts whether it is through participation or appreciation. We believe that the arts are an epicenter of influence in our culture today and Christians need to be leading the way in creativity and excellence.