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Drama

About our Program

 

At Bishop Blanchet, our drama department's motto is "Truth and Courage." Whether students intend to pursue a career in theatre or are simply looking to try something new, we believe that making theatre cultivates creativity, sensitivity and enthusiasm in young people, and our program offers a supportive environment where students can make bold choices. 

The drama department offers a comprehensive three-part sequential acting program, three classes in theatre design, and a three-show season: a fall play, a student directed one-act festival, and a spring musical.

Students can participate in the performances both on stage acting and behind the scenes with one of our five crews: Stage Crew, Costume Crew, Hair and Makeup Crew, Marketing Crew, and Stage Management.

For more information about drama clubs like the Improv Team or the International Thespian Society, visit the Clubs page.

Want to get involved, or have a question about upcoming auditions or crew interviews? Email Drama Director Ms. Taryn Darr or Technical Director Mr. Corey Eriksen.

Spring musical 2024

Get ready for Camelot! The BBHS Drama Department will perform this class on May 3-5 at the historic Moore Theatre! Our actors are learning their lines, our crews are creating sets, costumes and working on promotion of the show - and our many professional teachers and directors are leading the way. This is sure to be a hit!

spring musical production of Camelot

Fall Play 2023

Middletown
by Will Eno

Bravo Cast and Crews! Middletown performed to three sold out audiences, November 3-5, 2023!

Fall play image for Middletwon

Middletown is a deeply moving and funny play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. The characters in Middletown are word-woozy poet-philosophers who dispense piercing observations about life, death and the cosmos, the need for love and forgiveness, and the search for meaning in life—the long, lonely ache of disappointment.

Middletown fall play

Spring Musical 2023

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up tells the all-new yet somewhat familiar story of a square little town in the middle of a square state in the middle of a square decade. A lonely young girl dreams of hitting the open road and then into her life rides a guitar-playin' roustabout who changes everything and kick-starts a hip-swivelin' musical fantasy that will have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes! The show features all Elvis Presley hits such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Burning Love," "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Me Tender" and "Don't Be Cruel." All Shook Up is bound to be another Blanchet showstopper!

All Shook Up brought down the house at The Moore Theatre! Bravo Bears!

All Shook Up

Chad on guitar from All Shook Up musical
Natalie, one of the main characters,  in All Shook Up the spring musical
Singer performing in All Shook Up spring musical
The full cast and crew from All Shook Up the musical

Drama Endowment

Learn more about our DRAMA ENDOWMENT and support our students in the arts!

PAST PRODUCTIONS

Middletown fall play

MIDDLETOWN

The full cast and crew from All Shook Up the musical

ALL SHOOK UP

Spring 2023

LITTLE WOMEN

Fall 2022

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Spring 2022

MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

Fall 2021

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

Spring 2021

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Fall 2020

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Fall 2019

WORKING

Spring 2019

ALMOST, MAINE

Fall 2018

GUYS AND DOLLS

Spring 2018

SECRET IN THE WINGS

Fall 2017

Meet our Staff

Taryn Darr

Taryn Darr

Drama Director, Drama Teacher, International Thespian Society Advisor
Corey Eriksen

Corey Eriksen

Technical Director, Drama Teacher
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