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Performing Arts

 
 

The Performing Arts Program is a dynamic and engaging program that reaches out to all students who wish to grow as actors performers, theatre technicians, directors, playwrights and dancers. Whether you have been acting all of your life, or are just getting started you will find your voice at Morris Catholic.

In addition to the Theatre Studies courses listed on the main arts page, we also offer several performing arts opportunities per year: 

Spring Musical: large-scale production, featuring close to 100 students every year in the cast, crew and orchestra. Rehearsal goes from January until May, when the show is performed. All are welcome, and no one is cut from the production. Past productions include: Ragtime, The Civil War, Titanic, Les Miserables, Fame, Godspell.

Fall Production: audition- based production, featuring some of the strongest acting talent in the school. This year’s production, Little Women features the largest cast of 50 students. Previous productions include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Crucible, Our Town.


Winter One Act:
an hour-long one act play written by upper level Theatre Studies 3 and 4 Honors students, and performed by new talent in the freshmen and sophomore classes.

The Performing Arts students compete annually in the New Jersey Thespian Festival in numerous dramatic, comedic and musical performance categories. We also have the Drama Club, which has bi-weekly meetings and once a month Coffeehouse nights, where students perform and play theatre games in the KPAC. Distinguished theatre students will also be inducted into the Thespian National Honor Society.

 

Past Productions: 

2016-2017
Winter One Act: Willow Road: An Original Play
Fall Play: Little Women 
 
2015-2016
Musical: Ragtime
Winter One Act: Lasting Impressions: An Original Play 
Fall Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
2014-2015
Musical: The Civil War
Winter One Act: Drumtaps: An Original Play About the Civil War
Fall Play: Twelfth Night
 
2013-2014
Musical: Titanic
Winter One Act: Echoes: An Original Play about the Holocaust
Fall Play: The Diary of Anne Frank

 

2012-2013

Musical: Les Miserables 
Fall Play: The Crucible 
 
2011-2012
Musical: FAME
Fall Play: Our Town 
CHECK OUT OUR SUCCESS: 
  • Over 125 students currently enrolled in the four-level Theatre Studies Program. 
  • 2016 Spring Musical, Ragtime, featured over 100 students in the cast and crew and orchestra!
  • Over 50 students in the cast of this year's fall play, Little Women. 
  • Won 18 awards at the 2016 NJ Thespian Festival, including an ensemble award for the song “Till We Reach That Day” from our musical, Ragtime.
 
 
  • Notable performing arts alumni get into prestigious performing arts colleges including: Muhlenberg College, American University, Marymount, PACE, NYU Tisch, Emerson, Manhattanville, Drew, Wagner, American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Rowan, Marshall.
  • February 2014 - Cast of Titanic perform with Manhattan Concert Productions' concert of "Titanic the Musical"  at Lincoln Center, with original cast. 
  • 2012 & 2013 NJ State Thespian Champions for performances of Our Town and The Crucible. 
  • Chapter Select performers at the 2012 and 2013 National Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.