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: 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.