Theatre

Theatre

LET YOUR STAR SHINE

Whether you are a student, prospective student, audience member, or alum, the Dominican Theatre Department welcomes you to a theatre where you will be inspired, entertained, and moved by the energy and talent of our students! At Dominican, we are committed to providing a wide range of theatre experiences for the actor, the singer, the technician, the set builder and the directors. In any four-year period, students can expect to work on a huge show, an intimate show, musicals from different styles, plays that make you laugh or cry, and continue to learn about different eras and styles. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime!

2021-22 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

DOMINICAN THEATRE IS PROUD TO PRESENT:

FALL PLAY: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

October 7-10, 2021

Directed by Mrs. Bonofiglio

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.

Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser.  An eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act.  The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

FALL MUSICAL: AIDA

NOVEMBER 4-7, 2021

Directed by Jeff Schaetzke       Choreographed by Michael Endter

Featuring music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, this Disney-produced musical is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th-century opera of the same name.   Dominican Theatre proudly produced this musical to standing ovations in the Spring of 2007.

Conflict between Egypt and Nubia gives birth to a star-crossed love affair between Aida, the captured princess of Nubia, and Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people. With love and responsibility at odds, Aida and Radames must decide to follow their hearts or lead their people.  Featuring a beautiful score, with songs like “Elaborate Lives”, “The Gods Love Nubia”, “Written In The Stars”, “My Strongest Suit”, and “Easy as Life”, this powerful musical will celebrate and feature Dominican’s diverse student body and musical talent.

WINTER MUSICAL: XANADU

FEBRUARY 18-27, 2022

Directed by Jeff Schaetzke       Choreographed by Michael Endter

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats.

WINTER MUSICAL AUDITIONS:  LATE NOVEMBER/EARLY DECEMBER 2021

SPRING DANCE REVUE: ELEVATION

MAY 5-7, 2022

Directed and Choreographed by Chris Gilbert 

Dominican’s exciting and energetic spring dance show, ELEVATION returns again this spring.  ELEVATION is a celebration of dance, positivity, unity, and features modern music, various styles of dance and is open to all students of all experience levels.  Dominican is one of the only schools to offer a dance-only theatre production and ELEVATION is a perfect showcase for our students’ incredible spirit and talent.

Casting:  All interested and willing students ready to dance, learn to dance, and be inspired.

AUDITIONS FOR ELEVATION:  EARLY MARCH 2022

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