MHS Theatre produces four full length productions each year - the Fall Play,the New Faces Production (for freshman and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS stage), the Winter Play and the Spring Musical. In addition, we also producethe Student Directed One-Acts in the early fall, and a 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.