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. 



2019-2020 Season

Fall Recital
Thursday, October 17th 7:30pm
Remillard Hall in the Ryken Center
 
Anything Goes
Thursday – Saturday, November 14th-16th 7pm
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
 
Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 8th 3pm
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
 
Improv Showcase
Friday, December 13th 7pm
Saint John’s Black Box
 
Eurydice
Friday-Saturday, January 24th – 25th – 7pm
Thursday-Saturday, January 30th – February 1st – 7pm
Saint John’s Black Box
 
Spring Concert
Thursday, April 2nd 7:30pm
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
 
Improv Showcase
Thursday, April 16th 7pm
Saint John’s Black Box
 
ARTS FEST 2020!
and
Smokescreen (world premier play)
Thursday, April 30th 6pm
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center

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

AUDITIONS

See the audition details above.


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



















Open to All Saint John’s Students and High School Age Girls

Audition Workshop - Thursday, September 5th - 2:30-4:30pm
Not required to audition and no Obligation! Introduction to the show and audition expectations will be covered.
Tap workshop - Bring shoes if you’ve got them! Students coming from off campus arrive as safely able.

Auditions - Monday, September 9th - 2:30-6pm
Students coming from off campus arrive as safely able.
Students will be released as finished

Call Backs - Only if Necessary - Wednesday, September 11th

For more info contact Mr. Nathan Colby
theater@stjohnshigh.org
www.stjohnshigh.org/theater

All Auditions and workshops held in Founders Hall
The Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
378 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Director/Music Director Mr. Richard Monroe
Choreographer Ms. Sheila Waters Fucci

Performances will take place in:
The Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
November 14,15 & 16, 2019

Rehearsals will primarily take place 2:30-5pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays with a few weekends including Saturday, September 28th, Sunday, October 6th, Sunday, November 3rd and Monday, November11th.
The first rehearsal will be Monday September 16th

Theater Faculty

List of 2 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"