Theater

 

Presentation High School offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved in performing arts, on stage and off.

Three full-scale productions are performed each year: a fall musical, a winter musical and a spring play. Students also have the opportunity to produce their own shows through the Presentation chapter of the International Thespian Society.

 

 

2019-2020 Season

Production Synopsis
Les Miserables November 2019

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean is freed by Javert,  the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

Headcase
January 2020

Headcase, written my Mr Houle and composer Dave Coldren, is a musical that explores the perils of living life online as a group of high school students navigate their lives in 2019.  

Shakespeare in Love
March 2020
Based on the Oscar-winning movie, the story involves a girl who so longs to be an actor in Elizabethan theater that she pretends to be a man to get a role and meets Shakespeare, who she can never marry.  Mistaken identities, swordplay and an appearance of the Queen herself add to the mayhem.  All ends well, though.  How?  Well, it's a mystery.

Performing Arts Opportunities

Musicals

Presentation High School presents a full-scale musical production every fall and winter.

Plays

Presentation offers a full-scale play every spring.

ITS Club

Our student-run chapter of the International Thespian Society produces, directs, designs, and performs their own productions throughout the year. For more information about ITS, click here.

Backstage Crew

Besides performing, students also have the opportunity to learn about technical theater and be a part of our productions' technical crews. Students can take a leadership role as stage manager or work backstage as part of a team ensuring that the design elements run smoothly.

Contact

Jim Houle
Director of Performing Arts
jhoule@presentationhs.org
(408) 264-1664, ext. 2429