At SCS, we are committed to offering a high quality theatrical experience to our school family and community, while exposing our students to a professional thespian experience. Drama at SCS is a group effort – through the years, our chorus, band, and art departments have made tremendous contributions, allowing us to produce theatre with a high standard of professionalism. The program has grown from a handful of talented students to often casting upwards of 100 young people and adults in our yearly musical, from both the upper school and the lower school.
Each year, the SCS Drama Department produces a fall theatre production and a spring musical. Since 2003, the program has produced 27 shows, from audience favorites like Phantom of the Opera and The Little Mermaid to unique shows like Play On! and Harvey. This fall, SCS Drama is proud to present...
Our Town is the well-known Thornton Wilder play that tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, Massachusetts, set in the early 1900s and viewed through the everyday lives of its citizens. The central character is the Stage Manager who introduces the town and its inhabitants to the audience, narrating throughout the play as the story unfolds through three acts spanning the years of 1901 to 1913. We will present Our Town on Friday & Saturday, November 9th & 10 at 7:00pm and on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm. You can purchase tickets with check, cash, or credit card in the SCS Main Office: Adult - $12, Student/Senior - $10, Child (8 and under) - $8. You can also call the school then pick up your tickets at Will Call. You will be purchasing a specific seat for this show, so don’t delay if you want to get the best seats in the house!
“Someday they’ll be a better surgeon because of what they’re doing right now...or a better teacher or carpenter or systems analyst... Or who knows, maybe an actress or actor… Whatever these young people choose to do with their life, they’ll be better prepared for it because of the theatre work they’re doing in high school. Theatre in our schools is more than an exploration of cherished cultural treasures. Educational theatre instills discipline, hones group skills, and exposes young students to the rigors of work under pressure and the rewards of committed, goal-oriented effort. It teaches communication skills that will last a lifetime.”
(Dramatics, March 1997)
Mrs. Kris Fullerton
Kris graduated from Towson University (Towson State Teachers College in those days) in 1974, with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Drama Education and a concentration in directing. Though her dream was to appear on Broadway as a chorus/ensemble actor, God and life had other plans for her! She married and had two sons but still kept her hand in the arts through various community and church theatricals. Kris arrived at SCS in 2000 as the Office Manager. She immediately began assisting the drama staff at our former facility, on Phillip Morris Drive.
SCS moved to the current Nehemiah Center in 2003 and mounted our first full-scale, Broadway-style production in the spring of 2004 - Fiddler on the Roof - for which Kris served as choreographer. The next year, she stepped into the role of drama advisor and the journey began! A yearly fall drama was added (generally a non-musical) in the fall of 2004. The Drama Department has also hosted various talent shows throughout the years.