Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like singing and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Today, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.

Our musical theatre program consists of students learning and training in all the necessary components in order to perform a musical production at the end of a semester. A performance on stage opens the door to exploring your individual talent.

Class Show Producing Company Day Time Tuition Register
Musical Theatre A Willy Wonka PATABS Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm $50/month  Register
Musical Theatre B Willy Wonka PATABS Tuesday 5:00pm-8:15pm $58/month  Register
The Vault Theater Co. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Vault Theater Wednesday 5:00pm-8:15pm $60/month  Register
Musical Theatre KIDS Disney's Lion King KIDS PATABS Monday 5:45pm-7:00pm $45/month  Register
Pre-Musical Theatre Recital PATABS Tuesday 6:15pm-7:00pm $38/month  Register

Upcoming Productions:

Show Dates:
September 16th 2017 at 7:00 PM
September 17th 2017 at 2:00 PM

Show Sponsor:
The Markets at Hanover

About the Show:

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. 
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.

Show Dates:
September 23rd 2017 at 7:00 PM
September 24th 2017 at 2:00 PM

Show Sponsor:
Dr. and Mrs. Kilkelly, Wellspan Orthopedics Hanover

About the Show:

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Show Dates:
October 7th 2017 at 7:00 PM
October 8th 2017 at 2:00 PM

About the Show:

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.