2022-23 Drama Season Announced


Jack Shadden

On Monday, April 25th, the annual Chaminade Drama Banquet was held onstage in the Skip Viragh Center. In attendance were most students who participated in Chaminade productions this year, as well as accompanying parents and several teachers. This celebration consisted of the induction of select students to the International Thespian Society, recognitions for the 2021-22 season, and senior awards. Lastly, the night concluded with the well-anticipated announcement of the 2022-23 drama season.

Starting off the season strong is The Crucible by Arthur Miller, an emotionally intensive play set in Salem, Massachusetts at the time of the notorious witch trials. This story follows the protagonist, John Proctor, as he struggles to debunk the hysteria surrounding witchcraft in Salem. The primary themes of this play are the struggle between good and evil, the supernatural, and ultimately, justice. This high school play features a large cast, as well as an intense and dynamic production,  so be sure to see it in the Siefert Auditorium from October 6th through 9th! (If you are interested in being a part of this production, sign-ups are now available for auditions on May 16th.)

Next in the season is The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola, a play about an orphan with an exceptional talent for juggling. The story follows this boy, Giovanni, through three stages of his life as he learns how to share his gift with others and overcome difficulties. This all school production will involve various circus skills, as well as several impressive juggling performances, so come see it in the Little Theater from December 7th through 10th!

Following this will be the all school musical Curtains by Rupert Holmes, a self-proclaimed musical comedy whodunnit. Set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts, detective and musical theatre fanatic Lt. Frank Cioffi must help the company of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West put on a show after the leading lady died suspiciously after the musical’s closing number. This murder-mystery is full of sleuthing, laughs, and even romance, and it will be showing in the Siefert Auditorium from February 16th through 18th!

Last but certainly not least is The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Glore. Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, this middle school play involves witty retellings of classic storybook fables. These fractured fairy tales are guaranteed to make you laugh, so come see this show in the Little Theater from March 30th through April 1st!

With this exciting season ahead, great things are bound to come from the Chaminade drama department in the 2022-2023 school year!