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  • Developing a Love of Theater

    An Appreciation of Drama Starts Early
From preschool to graduation, Maumee Valley students are immersed in the joys and disciplines of the stage. Teachers are committed to providing all students with opportunities and time to function as artists by exploring developing and refining their creativity and self-expression.

Our youngest students learn about drama in their art and music classes. Formal instruction begins in 3rd grade, where students play creative drama games to develop their observational skills, reduce performance anxiety, encourage their creative imagination, and introduce them to dramatic conventions.

In the Upper School theatre, students have the opportunity to advance their knowledge of theatre through an extensive list of courses and travel. A trip to New York allows them to experience the magic of Broadway as students attend several productions and participate in workshops with theatre professionals. A trip to England has the students enjoying Shakespearean Theatre along with sightseeing.

2023-2024 Season

April 18-21, 2024: "Alice by Heart"
Tickets are now on sale for the four performances of "Alice by Heart," a touching musical inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Shows are April 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13; the show is rated PG and has a 90-minute runtime with no intermissions. BUY TICKETS

Jan. 25-26, 2024: "Making Stuff Up" Improv Show (during Upper School Winter Intensive)
The improv Winter Intensive finishes with two public performances. Part "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and part audience suggestions, you never know what you will get at the show.

Nov. 16-19: "Twelfth Night (or What You Will)"
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, this tale of love, loss and disguise is brought to life in a 1980s "MTV" reimagining. Shakespearean language, 1980s “RomCom” trappings, and an early MTV soundtrack infuse this spirited production.

All shows are at the Millennium Theatre. Ticket information is released closer to each performance.

Some Examples of US Theatre Courses:

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  • Devised Theatre

    Students serve as writers, actors, and designers for a production that is presented at a public performance.
  • The Actor at Work

    The student explores creating a role for the stage with a specific focus on the challenges of Musical Theatre.
  • The Art and Practice of Screenwriting

    Students learn about screenplay structure and format, the creation of characters, setting, conflict, theme, tone, and dialogue.
  • The Designer at Work: Costume Design

    The student will delve into the process of design for the stage. 
  • The Language of Cinema

    Students learn key concepts of all aspects of filmmaking, including acting, sound, cinematography, direction, editing, and film criticism.
  • Topics: 20th Century Plays

    This class explores how class, war, gender, and race have been presented on stage over the last 120 years. 
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” ― Oscar Wilde

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