The Collegiate Academy theatre program is one of the cornerstones of the performing arts at Collegiate Academy. It showcases our students' many talents, from the actors, dancers and singers in the cast, to the stage crew, to the students who run sounds and lights.
Theatrical productions at Collegiate Academy offer opportunities for anyone interested in experiencing live theatre firsthand. Comedies, dramas, mysteries, and musicals allow participants to experience a wide range of performance and technical theatre. Cast sizes vary from show to show, allowing room for everyone to participate in a way that suits them best. Auditions for all shows are open to all Collegiate Academy students and require no previous experience. Those who enjoy acting, singing, or dancing--and those who might like to try--are all welcome to get involved. There are also plenty of opportunities to work backstage on the running crew, lights, sound, costumes, sets, props, or publicity at Collegiate Academy.
The theatre department also offers many opportunities for students to learn about the exciting world of the theatre through hands-on experience. Theatre classes introduce students to the fundamentals of acting and the stage. Students will also experience the many aspects of technical theatre, its terminology, and the historical development of the stage. Students learn basic acting techniques will be learned through improvisation, pantomime, vocal exercises, rehearsals, and performance. The program encourages students to tap into their creative talent as they develop an appreciation of the theatre.
All productions are directed by Mr. Rich Tryzbiak. For musicals, Mrs. Susan Huster and Mrs. Christine Kern work with the singers, Ms. Amy Federowicz and Mrs. Kathleen Dolan work with the orchestra, and Ms. Kristen Weibel choreographs the dance numbers.
For more information and season schedule go to Mr. Tryzbiak’s webpage: https://www.eriesd.org/Page/15637.