Each spring, Mount Rainier’s talented faculty and students come together to put on a major drama production. These quality shows have always been popular with our students, their friends and families, and the public at large. From a real downpour in Singin’ in the Rain to Clockwork’s chaotic fight scenes, a play at Mount Rainier is always an exciting experience for audiences and actors alike.
The process of putting on a play here requires considerable commitment, creativity, and energy. It all starts in winter, when students audition for acting roles and behind-the-scenes jobs. The cast and crew are soon hard at work building the set.
By early spring, rehearsals are underway. As show time draws near, practices become run-throughs when the cast and crew get into costume and practice the show with lights and sound. By opening night, the cast and crew have put in months of hard work to produce a truly memorable production.
Bringing a script to life is always a collaborative task between the director, cast, and crew, but at Mount Rainier, students have the unique opportunity to use their God-given talents and have a voice in every part of the multi-faceted process. Each participant is expected to do a bit of everything, from set design to make-up, publicity to lighting. By the time the play is over, students are well-rounded and have gained valuable hands-on experience that will serve them well in the future, whether onstage performing at the collegiate level, or offstage having gained poise and confidence.
|The Fine Arts Department produces a drama production in the spring of each school year. Below is a list of the shows that have been performed at MRLH.
"The Bald Soprano"
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
"The Complete History of America (abridged)"
||"Clockwork" - a mystery comedy by Pat Cook|
||"A Man Called Peter"|
||"Singin' In The Rain"|
||"Sarah, Plain and Tall"|
||"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"|
|2003-2004||One Acts - "Sorry Shakespeare" & "Help Wanted"|