Performing Arts: Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for The Play That Goes Wrong. We have six performances between November 16 - 19. Secure your tickets today! Click 
HERE.  All other tickets should be purchased through the link.
November 16 at 7, November 17 at 7, November 18 at 2 and 7, Sunday, November 19 at 1 and 4
Musical: Into the Woods
Winter One-Act: See You Tomorrow
Fall Play: Clue

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: 42nd Street, Big Fish, Footloose, Ragtime, The Civil War, Titanic, Les Miserables, Fame, Godspell.

Fall Production: audition-based production, featuring some of the strongest acting talents in the school. This year’s production, Little Women features the largest cast of 50 students. Previous productions include: Radium Girls, It's a Wonderful Life, Inherit the Wind, You Can't Take it With You, Little Women, 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: 

*Musical: Newsies
Winter One-Act: Once Upon a Crime: An Original Play
Christmas Special: It's a Wonderful Life
Fall Play: Radium Girls
*Due to the pandemic and subsequent shutdown, Morris Catholic High School students were unable to perform Newsies in its entirety.  We thank our Class of 2020 for their hard work, patience, and dedication to our program.  You can enjoy a virtual medley of Newsies here: 
Musical: 42nd Street
Winter One-Act: Welcome to Russo's: An Original Musical 
Fall Play: Inherit the Wind
Musical: Big Fish
Winter One-ActHeadspace: An Original Play
Fall Play: You Can't Take it With You
Musical: Footloose
Winter One-Act: Willow Road: An Original Play
Fall Play: Little Women 
Musical: Ragtime
Winter One-Act: Lasting Impressions: An Original Play 
Fall Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Musical: The Civil War
Winter One-Act: Drumtaps: An Original Play About the Civil War
Fall Play: Twelfth Night
Musical: Titanic
Winter One-Act: Echoes: An Original Play about the Holocaust
Fall Play: The Diary of Anne Frank



Musical: Les Miserables 
Fall Play: The Crucible 
Musical: FAME
Fall Play: Our Town 
  • Notable performing arts alumni get into prestigious performing arts colleges including: NYU Tisch, Muhlenberg College, American University, Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, Emerson College, 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.