Ursuline Academy’s Performing Arts Program provides all of our students a world-class stage to explore their own creativity and reflect on who they are and who they are becoming. By encouraging an appreciation for the performing arts through classroom instruction and live productions, we give our students a platform to freely express their own voice and ideas, which not only increases their aptitude for public speaking and presentation but gives them the confidence to be Ursuline Leaders for life.
Our Arts Department cultivates the dramatic talent that lies in all of our students, some of whom have gone on to professional careers and acting acclaim. Our Performing Arts Program gives our students the opportunity to explore their own acting and singing abilities while seeing the wide variety of components involved in generating a full-scale theatrical production, including set design, lighting, sound, and costume design. By giving our students the creative freedom to develop their own voice at all grade levels, our Performing Arts Program nurtures and cultivates young innovators and imaginative thinkers year after year.
The lower school entertains us all year with spectacular musical engagements including the well-acclaimed Third Grade Play and a fall musical production.
In the Middle School, 8th graders are exposed to musical theatre in a one-week theater camp experience. Recent 8th grade musical productions have included The Wizard of Oz, Annie, and Godspell.
Ursuline Academy Theater students may perform in the Fall Musical, the Winter Musical at our neighboring “brother” academy- Salesianum, or a smaller drama or mini-musical in the spring. Most recently, our stage was filled with The Sound of Music.