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Go see a High School Theatre Production!
For a calendar of local productions, click here.
MHS Theatre Production Calendar
Illinois High School Theatre Festival
The company of Tartuffe with
Chicago actress and teacher
Barbara Zahora, at her Period Styles
and Movement Workshop.
The company of TRUST meets with
David Schwimmer and Phillip R. Smith
Ensemble Building Workshop with
Lookingglass Theatre's Thom Cox at
The Theatre School at DePaul University
MHS Theatre produces four full length productions each year - Fall Play, New Faces (a no-cut production for freshman and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS mainstage), Winter Play and Spring Musical. In addition, we also produce the Student Directed One-Acts in the early fall, and Group Interpretation (IHSA event) in the spring. We strive to put on quality productions while providing a valuable educational experience for our students. Opportunities exist for students in the area of acting, directing, technical theatre, design and choreography. In addition to our productions, MHS Theatre also sponsors a trip each year to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.
MHS Theatre is a co-curricular program. We offer a one-term general theatre studies class (Introduction to Theatre), as well as a two-term class in Technical Theatre. Our performance classes consist of Beginning Acting (one term) and Theatre Studio - Advanced Acting (two terms). Click here for a description of the theatre courses.