Mundelein Theatre strives to provide a safe, dynamic, creative atmosphere where our students can develop as theater artists and human beings. We endeavor to produce quality productions while providing a valuable educational experience for our students.
We produce three mainstage productions each year - Fall Play, Winter Play, and Spring Musical. We also produce several studio productions, including the Student Directed One-Act Plays and our New Faces Production (a no-cut production for freshman and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS mainstage).
Additionally, we compete in Group Interpretation (IHSA event) and the Chicago Shakespeare Slam (sponsored by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Opportunities exist for students in the areas of acting, directing, technical theatre, scene and light design, and choreography. In addition to our productions, we also sponsor a trip each year to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.
Mundelein Theatre is a co-curricular program. Our theatre classes start with all students taking Introduction to Theatre, a one-semester general theatre studies class. From there the student can take Beginning Acting (one semester) and/or Technical Theatre (one semester). Honors Theatre Studio is our year long advanced acting class.