Bring stories to life

In the beginning, God created. In drama, we can participate in the work of God. We believe that our Lord Jesus elevated storytelling by His use of parables and we aim to follow His example by telling meaningful stories, filled with truth and beauty.

In drama class and in our drama club, you can investigate characters’ motivations, emotions, and relationships, which will help deepen your understanding of your own motivations, emotions, and relationships. You will experience working as a team to create something bigger than yourselves of which you can truly be proud. Your experiences in drama will grow you into more skilled performers, but will also make you more confident, empathetic human beings and lay the foundation for life-long friendships.

FGR’s drama program is a safe place to be creative and vulnerable while striving for excellence. FGR offers two drama classes and produces four full-scale productions each year.

Fall Play

Each fall, the drama club produces a two-act drama, incorporating a Shakespearean work every few years. Recent productions have included:

  • Treasure Island
  • The Matchmaker
  • The Crucible
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

Spring Musical

The spring musical is a chance for you to develop your talents of singing, dancing, and acting all at once. If you even think you might be interested in being on stage, the spring musical has a role for you. If the thought of being in front of an audience does not thrill you, there is plenty to learn and do backstage. Students at FGR learn every aspect of theater, from lighting and sound, to set building, costuming, and props. Visual arts enthusiasts are also needed to design and paint sets and artwork art work for the poster and program.

Recent productions have included:

  • Cinderella
  • The Music Man
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Crazy for You

Original Student-Written One-Act Play

The student-written one-act play is an opportunity to participate in the creation of theater from start to finish. Together with your peers, you will brainstorm a concept, write a script, and produce the show. You will experience teamwork, creative energy, and a great deal of fun in the process.

Summer Dramalums Musical

The summer musical is a 6-week intensive experience in which alumni return to join with current students in producing a top-notch musical. The current students benefit from working with more seasoned actors and the alumni have the opportunity to support the drama program through which they grew. Each year since 2004 (2020 being the exception), the Dramalums have produced a top-notch musical theater production. The Dramalums’ body of work includes: Newsies, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Summer 2024 brings our 20th Dramalums production, The Hunchback of Notre Dame! All alumni are welcome to audition in person on June 13 at 6:30 pm, June 14 at 2:00 pm or via video submitted the week of June 10. Click here for audition materials.

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Drama classes are an opportunity to explore the world of theater without committing to become part of a cast. Drama classes may be taken to fulfill the fine arts credit requirement and are a great way to develop confidence in public speaking that can serve you well, no matter where life takes you.

Drama I
Do you want to learn how to present yourself with poise and confidence in an audition? For a job interview? Or an oral report? This class is designed to use drama games, exercises, and scene work to cultivate skills that can be used for success in multiple areas of life, as well as providing the building blocks to becoming a better actor. We play; we laugh; we learn. Drama I also features a brief foray into the world of design and technical theatre.
Drama II
Drama II is an acting class giving students the skills to effectively perform in different theatrical styles. Each student will receive individual coaching and feedback. We work with Ancient Greek tragedy, Shakespearean comedy and tragedy, and finish the semester by mounting a low-tech production of a modern play.

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