Theater at Saint John's

Every year, the Saint John's Theater puts on several shows for the community. Many talented students have the opportunnity to audition and perform at three major productions throughout the school year, or become involved with set construction or stage crew .

Improv Society is a group run by students and geared towards the improvisational side of entertainment.

The Audio Production Club, hosts Acoustic Nights throughout the school year showcasing student talent in the Black Box Theater.  They also provide technical support for Masses and other events on campus.

While always known for academic rigor and athletic excellence, attention to the performing arts grew with the inception of the Spring Show in the 1970s. There was a renewed interest in theatre and music owing to the pioneering work of several faculty and alumni.  Things were looking up for the arts even more as the school community moved into the Ryken Center which included the first true theatre space on the Shrewsbury campus in 1999. At that time a semester requirement of Fine Arts study was added the curriculum to help fulfill the school’s mission to educate the whole person, including his aesthetic awareness and growth.

As the school now moves into Founders Hall with a state-of-the-art theatre and performing space, band and chorus rooms, and a light-filled art studio, it is exciting to witness how the program is continuing to grow for the future. 



2018 - 2019 Fine Arts Season


FALL RECITAL
Thursday, October 18 | 7:30 PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON
THE WAY TO THE FORUM
November 16, 17 & 18 | 7 PM & 2PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, December 2 | 3 PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
(Followed by the Tree Lighting at 4:30)

IMPROV SHOWCASE
Friday, December 14 | 7 PM
Black Box

ALMOST MAINE
January 24, 25 & 26 | 7 PM
Black Box

MARCH RECITAL
Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

ACOUSTIC CONCERT
Friday, March 22 | 7 PM
Black Box

NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS
April 4 & 5 | 7 PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

IMPROV SHOWCASE
Friday, April 12 | 7 PM
Black Box

SPRING INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT
Thursday, April 11 | 7:30 PM
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
Thursday, May 2 | 6 to 8 PM
Founders Hall

Recent Saint John's Drama Productions

Spring 2017 - Playboy of the Western World
Winter 2017 - Twelve Angry Men
Fall 2016 - Little Shop of Horrors
Spring 2016 - The Tempest
Winter 2016 - Private Lives
Fall 2015 - White Christmas
Spring 2015 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Winter 2015 - A Doll's House
Fall 2014 - Nice Work if You Can Get It
Spring 2014 - The Comedy of Errors
Winter 2014 - The Importance of Being Earnest
Fall 2013 - Babes in Arms 
Summer 2013 - Summer Music and Theater on the Green 
Spring 2013 - Godspell
Winter 2013 - Pygmalion 
Fall 2012 - Guys & Dolls

Opportunities for Students

SET CONSTRUCTION

Stage Crew meets several days a week in the Lauring Scene Shop in the lower level of Founders Hall.  
See the daily schedule on the call board in Ryken or Founders for more information.  Any Saint John's student can help with set construction at anytime.  There is no need to commit to everyday or fill out an application form for construction.  If you have additional questions contact Mr. Colby, ncolby@stjohnshigh.org.

IMPROV SOCIETY

The Improv Society is a student run organization that meet Friday after school in the black box theater.  Stop in anytime to get involved or just enjoy a few laughs.

ACOUSTIC CLUB

The Acoustic and Audio Production club runs sound for many events on campus.  Highlights of the year include coffee house style concerts held in the black box theater, as well as performing at major Saint John's events.  Contact Mr. White for more information, bwhite@stjohnshigh.org.

What's Coming Up


















Thank you for a wonderful year! 
 
Save the dates of next years events now!
 

Slave the Dates!

Stage Crew Informational Meeting (not required)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
2:30-5pm Black Box

Audition Workshop (not required)
Thursday, September 6, 2018
2:30-4pm Black Box

Auditions
Monday, September 10, 2018
2:30-5pm Black Box

Call Backs
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
2:30-5pm Black Box

Crew Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4pm

First Rehearsal
Monday, November 12, 2018
2:30-5pm Black Box

This production will rehearse
Monday, November 12, 2018
Veterans Day Observed

Performances
November, 16, 17,18, 2018
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

Stage Crew and male roles are open to all Saint John’s Students. Female roles are open to any high school age female that auditions. Rehearsals primarily take place place after school from 2:30-5pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. All performances will take place in the Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center at Saint John’s High School, 378 Main Street, Shrewsbury. More info at www.stjohnshigh.org/theater as available. Directed/Music Directed by Richard Monroe, Choreoraphed by Sheila Waters Fucci.

Theater Faculty

List of 3 members.

SJ on Stage

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Performing Arts Center Grand Opening

Grand Opening of the Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

Playboy of the Western World | 2017

"Playboy of the Western World"

Twelve Angry Men | 2017

"Twelve Angry Men"

Improv Night | 2017

Improv Night

Little Shop of Horrors | 2016

"Little Shop of Horrors"

The Tempest | 2016

"The Tempest"

Private Lives | 2016

"Private Lives"