Drama

In all divisions, drama is incorporated into the academic curriculum. Lower school students participate in class plays and perform in at least one all-school production. In middle and high school, drama classes are available on an elective-basis.

Theater is offered as an extracurricular activity beginning in the 5th grade. Auditions are held for all middle and high school shows at Wesleyan. Every student, regardless of grade, is eligible for a part.
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Whether you are a student wishing to pursue theater as a profession or just looking to try something new, theater at Wesleyan is designed for you.

Theater Performances

List of 3 items.

  • High School Shows

    Legend of Sleepy Hollow- outdoor immersion

    Thursday, October 20
    Friday, October 21
    Saturday, October 22
    Cross Country Trails at Hoyt Family Athletic Complex

    Director: Stephanie Simmons

    Assistants:
    Brooks Hanrahan
    Chad Simmons
    Serena Wright


    Hello Dolly!

    Wednesday, February 1
    Thursday, February 2- private performance for HS students
    Friday, February 3
    Saturday, February 4
    Powell Theater

    Director: Stephanie Simmons

    Assistants:
    Brooks Hanrahan
    Minoo Mayfield
    Chad Simmons
    Serena Wright


    Little Women

    Thursday, March 30
    Friday, March 31
    Saturday, April 1
    Lencke Theater

    Director: Stephanie Simmons

    Assistants:
    John Gregory
    Chad Simmons
    Serena Wright
  • Middle School Shows

    The Elevator Family

    Thursday, September 22
    Friday, September 23
    Saturday, September 24
    Lencke Theater

    Director: Jenn Jordan

    Assistants:
    Chad Simmons
    Serena Wright


    Sound of Music

    Thursday, April 27
    Friday, April 28
    Saturday, April 29
    Powell Theater

    Director: Jenn Jordan

    Assistants:
    Chad Simmons
    Serena Wright
  • Production History

    1997-1998
     
    The Happy Journey of Trenton and Camden
    HS Fall Play
    J.B.
    HS Spring Play
    1998-1999
     
    Scapin
    HS Fall Play
    Fools
    HS Winter Play
    Twelfth Night
    HS Spring Play
    1999-2000
     
    Le Petit Prince
    HS Fall Play
    Quilters
    HS Winter Play
    Beast on the Moon
    HS Spring Play
    2000-2001
     
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged
    HS Fall Play
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    HS Winter Play
    The Tempest
    HS Spring Play
    2001-2002
     
    The Fantasticks
    HS Fall Musical
    Time Flies
    HS Winter Play
    Godspell
    HS Spring Musical
    2002-2003
     
    Wild Oats
    HS Fall Play
    You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    HS Winter Musical (First performance in Powell)
    The Pilgrim’s Progress
    HS Spring Play
    World Premiere at the Fringe Festival
    HS Summer Play
    2003-2004
     
    The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
    HS Fall Play
    I Hate Hamlet
    HS Winter Play
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    HS Winter Play
    A Night in Elsinore
    HS Spring Play
    2004-2005
     
    The Magic Paintbrush
    HS Fall Play
    Fools
    MS Fall Play
    The Boys Next Door
    HS Winter Play
    Cotton Patch Gospel
    HS Spring Play
    Annie
    MS Spring Musical
    2005-2006
     
    Eleven Variations on Friar John’s Mistake
    HS Fall Play
    The Hobbit
    MS Fall Play
    The Skin of Our Teeth
    HS Winter Play
    Much Ado About Nothing
    HS Spring Play
    The Wizard of Oz
    MS Spring Musical
    2006-2007
     
    Mixed Bags
    HS Fall Play
    Holes
    MS Fall Play
    Little Shop of Horrors
    HS Winter Musical
    Pinocchio
    MS Winter Play
    The Miracle Worker
    HS Spring Play
    Music Man
    MS Spring Musical
    2007-2008
     
    Little Women
    HS Fall Play
    Charlotte’s Webb
    MS Fall Play
    A Man for All Seasons
    HS Winter Play
    Every Good Boy Deserves a Favour
    Senior Project
    The Taming of the Shrew
    HS Spring Play
    Cinderella
    MS Spring Musical
    2008-2009
     
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    MS Fall Play
    Media
    Senior Project
    Godspell
    HS Winter Musical
    You Can’t Take It With You
    HS Spring Play
    HONK!
    MS Spring Musical
    2009-2010
     
    Pride and Prejudice
    HS Fall Play
    How to Eat Like a Child
    MS Fall Play
    Is He Dead
    HS Winter Play
    Beauty and the Beast
    Spring Musical
    2010-2011
     
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    HS Fall Play
    James and the Giant Peach
    MS Fall Play
    The Mousetrap
    HS Winter Play
    Footloose
    HS Spring Musical
    Seussical, The Musical
    MS Spring Musical
    2011-2012
     
    Pygmalion
    HS Fall Musical
    Alice in Wonderland
    MS Fall Play
    Oklahoma!
    HS Winter Musical
    Our Town
    HS Spring Play
    Annie
    MS Spring Musical
    2012-2013
     
    The Secret Garden
    MS Fall Play
    Mayfair Affair
    HS Fall Play
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Winter Musical
    12 Angry Jurors
    HS Spring Play
    2013-2014
     
    Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen
    MS Fall Play
    The Good Doctor
    HS Fall Play
    Into the Woods
    HS Winter Musical
    Bye Bye Birdie
    MS Spring Musical
    Witness for the Prosecution
    HS Spring Play
    2014-2015
     
    Sherlock’s First Adventure
    MS Fall Play
    The Apple Tree
    HS Fall Musical
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    HS Winter Musical
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    MS Spring Musical
    Flowers for Algernon
    HS Spring Play
    2015-2016
     
    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
    MS Fall Play
    Canterbury Tales
    HS Fall Play
    Hot Mikado
    HS Winter Musical
    Once Upon a Mattress
    MS Spring Musical
    The Man Who Came to Dinner
    HS Spring Play
    2016-2017
     
    Transyl-Mania
    MS Fall Play
    Godspell
    HS Fall Musical
    Kiss Me Kate
    HS Winter Musical
    Disney’s The Little Mermaid
    MS Spring Musical
    The Crucible
    HS Spring Play
    2017-2018
     
    The Odyssey
    HS Fall Play
    Comic Book Artist
    MS Fall Play
    Beauty and the Beast
    HS Winter Musical
    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
    MS Spring Musical
    You Can't Take It With You
    HS Spring Play
    2018-2019
     
    Back to Back Forests” Two One Act Plays
    MS Fall Play
    Chess: The Musical
    HS Fall Musical
    The Addams Family
    HS Winter Musical
    Honk!
    MS Spring Musical
    Fools
    HS Spring Play
    2019-2020
     
    Wagon Wheels A-Rollin
    MS Fall Play
    10 Ways to Survive 
    HS Fall Play
    Tuck Everlasting 
    HS Winter Musical
    The Wizard of Oz
    MS Spring Musical (not performed)
    Sense and Sensibility
    HS Spring Play (not performed)
    2020-2021
     
    This is a Test
    HS Fall Play
    Ghost Light: A Compilation of Curiosities
    MS Fall Play
    Into the Woods
    HS Winter Musical
    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    MS Spring Musical
    Hayfever
    HS Spring Play
    2021-2022
     
    Law and Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit
    MS Fall Play
    Peter Pan
    HS Fall Play
    All Shook Up
    HS Winter Musical
    Stories in Rep: 2 One-Acts
    HS Spring Play
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    MS Spring Musical

Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jenn Jordan

    Jenn Jordan 

    Lower School and Middle School Theater Director
  • Photo of Chad Simmons

    Chad Simmons 

    Technical Director, Drama Teacher
  • Photo of Stephanie Simmons

    Stephanie Simmons 

    High School Theater Director, Dance Teacher
  • Photo of Serena Wright

    Serena Wright 

    Assistant Technical Director