The Drama Department curriculum includes semester courses in Theatre Arts for 6th-8th grade and the following courses for high school students: Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts, Advanced Drama I & II (offered for college credit), and Public Speaking (offered for college credit). Every semester is a new experience, evolving to current trends.
The Chaminade Drama Department produces at least three main stage productions a year: an all-school musical, a high school play, and a middle school play, as well as, various other productions throughout the year.
In a hands-on after school apprentice program, students learn the craft of lighting, sound, costume and scenic design, as well as, stage management and assistant directing, while others audition to act.
Whether through production, the classroom, or exposing students to the practicality of theatre Chaminade Drama Department embarks every year on an unique experience.
We are excited to host our drama productions in our new Viragh Center for the Arts. Larger productions will be featured in Siefert Auditorium which seats 1000 people. Smaller drama productions will be featured in our Black Box Theatre which seats about 200 people. The new building features state of the art sound and equipment for our productions plus a large stage area.