This year Jesuit Drama celebrates its forty-ninth anniversary season of producing student-centered, process-oriented work in the Ignatian tradition. Jesuit Drama students come together and work according to five core values: Collaboration, Creativity, Respect, Responsibility, and Service. Our program produces at least three shows a year: a fall play, a winter musical, and a spring touring-show, and there are several opportunities for our many talented students to participate both on and off stage…
“Accomplishment: Raised $2,252 to support Sutter Health’s Bereavement Art Group”
“Details: During the spring musical production, the cast and crew of Jesuit Drama informed their audiences about the CBAG program, which uses creative arts to help children express grief when a loved one dies. Funds will purchase art supplies and sponsor family nights for participants.”
For more information about this great program, please click the link on this page.
This summer, many Jesuit Drama alums, current students and staff “joined the circus” and worked at California Musical Theatre’s Music Circus. Celebrating its 65th anniversary season, this nationally recognized company (and local fan-favorite) has quite a few Jesuit Drama folks:
To find out about our 2015 Fall Play, please open the attachment on this page. All the info you need should be there as well as specific, step-by-step instructions about how to sign up for an audition slot and/or how to register for tech.
We look forward to seeing you in the Black Box Theater(located in the Harris Center at the back of the school, O’Donnell Drive off Fair Oaks Blvd.)
Rivera got hooked on theater after seeing a Jesuit High production of “Into the Woods.”
“I was completely amazed by their production and so I started trying out for the shows,” Rivera said by telephone from the Mime Troupe’s San Francisco office.
Because he was in a carpool from his parents’ Greenhaven home (where they still live), Rivera couldn’t take the school’s evening drama classes. But he was in the Men’s Choir, which helped him finally land a role in his senior year in “Guys and Dolls.” (Sacramento Bee, 9/5/2010)
Peter Hodgson (Achilles in America, Urinetown, Sweeny Todd) is currently studying at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program on scholarship. He is a graduate from NYU Steinhardt with a degree in Music Theory and Composition where he studied with Grammy Award winner Herschel Garfein.
His latest project is with RoundTable Theatre, coordinating the music for their upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line.
For more information about the project, click on the link.
Our thanks to all who auditioned. We’re very, very grateful for your time and talent. The abundance of your energy, good humor and enthusiasm made casting really tough. So, if you weren’t cast, please don’t be discouraged: we hope to see you again in the Black Box.
California Musical Theatre Academy offers a wide variety of master classes taught by pros from both Broadway Sacramento touring productions and Music Circus. These classes offer an exclusive experience for aspiring artists and life-long learners to study with talented experts from the professional world of musical theatre. Broadway Sacramento Master Classes offer training in vocal technique, dance, and instrumental music taught by cast and orchestra members from the Broadway tours. Music Circus Master Dance Classes, in which participants are taught dance r
Congratulations to Kiera Anderson (“Best Ensemble”), Connor Mickiewicz (“Best Performance,” “Best Ensemble,” “Most Satisfying [Theater Experience]“) and Andrew Perez (“Best Performance”), all of whom were prominently featured in the Sacramento Bee’s 2013 Theatre Year in Review!
Click on the link to read Bee Theatre critic Marcus Crowder’s article.
This winter Jesuit Drama (in collaboration with the “students” of the “Our Lady of the Reluctant Supplication High School”) will produce Disney’s enchanting, classic musical Beauty & The Beast.
Auditions are 12/11-12, with call-backs following on 12/13. For more information about the production or to find out how to register for auditions or tech, please go to the “Audition” tab on the left side of this page.
Greta Gerwig, “Dorothy” in Jesuit Drama’s 2002 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is featured in the book Starry Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight, an anthology of personal anecdotes from “some of today’s most celebrated performers.” The collection highlights “the troubles, hopes, failures and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses and performers.”
Greta most recently starred in the 2012 film Frances Ha.
Jesuit Drama alum Matt Huffman (Into the Woods, Reckless, Ten November) is currently appearing opposite actress Eve Danzeisen in the U.S. premiere of Australian playwright Ross Mueller’s new two-person play Construction of the Human Heart at the Access Theater in New York City. For more information about the production and to see production photos, click on our link to playbill.com. Congrats, Matt!
Jesuit Drama alum Andrew Perez, who fight-choreographed the ninja piece “Park” for last season’s Move2, is featured in the Bee’s Arts & Entertainment cover story about his role as a professional grappler in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a popular new play running at Cap Stage.
Jesuit Drama welcomes back alums Joanna Glum ‘12 and Riley Shanahan ‘10 as instructors of this summer’s Academics Plus Drama Program in the Black Box.
Jo and Riley will be teaching two sections of a new three-week, performing arts class for Jesuit’s summer program as well as co-directing their play “Pirates!”which will play during the day on July 19th.
Jon has spent the last 12 years traveling the country as a writer, actor and musician. Favorite roles include “Barry” in High Fidelity, “Mercutio/Gary” in The People vs. Friar Laurence and “Jaime” in The Last 5 Years. Improv credits include Baby Wants Candy,I Eat Pandas, ComedySportz, Infinite Sundaes, one of The Second City’s National Touring Companies, and two years serving as the music director for the Chicago Improv Festival. Jonathan is a faculty member at Chicago’s legedary Second City Training Center.
Please join us for an evening of contemporary musical-theater songs featuring 12 very talented singers from Jesuit, Christian Brothers, Rio and St. Francis, all accompanied by a live band! (Okay,…a live combo…)
“Alone/Together” plays for one week only in Jesuit Drama’s Black Box Theater located in the school’s Harris Center:
Please join us in congratulating Jesuit Drama alum John Sanders ‘95 on his recent Broadway opening in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit musical Matilda.
Since Jesuit, John has worked and toured all over the country, appearing in such productions as Mamma Mia!, Cymbeline, Spamalot, The Real Thing, Miss Saigon, A Minister’s Wife, and most recently Peter and the Starcatcher (his first Broadway outing).