Theatre Arts

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king;

my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

Psalm 45:1

The Theatre Arts program at Orangewood Christian School gives all types of students rich and varied theatrical opportunities, both performance and technical. OCS produces three to four plays and musicals each year, including a middle school production, a high school production, and an all-school production incorporating students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

During the school day, our students in 5th-12th grade have the opportunity to take both basic and advanced theatre classes. Our Thespians and Junior Thespians troupes also allow our 6th-12th graders to compete in group and individual events at the district and state levels, where our students routinely receive Superior ratings and "Best in Show" awards. There are also various service opportunities for our OCS theatre students and Thespians, such as performing for senior citizens at assisted living communities, participating in Florida State Thespian fundraisers for national charities, and more.

 

Orangewood Christian School is proud to offer a Theatre Arts program that allows students to develop their talents in a Christ-centered environment, and fosters spiritual growth alongside artistic development.


Leah Porrata, Theatre Director

Lporrata@ocsrams.org

 

 

Theatre News:


2017 Florida State Thespian Festival

Congratulations to all of our Thespians who attended this year’s Florida State Thespian Festival!

A very special congratulations to:

- Hannah Groves, Solo Musical, “When He Sees Me” from Waitress - SUPERIOR rating

- Caleb Denney and Seth Niquette, Duet Acting, scene selection from Everyone’s Gonna Die - SUPERIOR rating and BEST IN SHOW, RUNNER-UP award

 

Click here for photos of Troupe 4749 at the Thespian State Festival

 


2017 Florida Junior Thespian State Festival
Congratulations to all of our Junior Thespians who participated in this year’s District 8 Junior Thespian Festival! 

A very special congratulations to:

- Ethan Barnett, Solo Musical, “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin - SUPERIOR rating

- Jordan Case, Solo Musical, “What It Means To Be A Friend” from 13 The Musical - EXCELLENT rating

- Jordan Parke, Solo Musical, “Part Of Your World” from The Little Mermaid - SUPERIOR rating

- Yaya Sepulveda, Solo Musical, “Party Dress” from Henry and Mudge - SUPERIOR rating

- Ella Wasmund, Solo Musical, “I Speak Six Languages” from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - SUPERIOR rating

- Yaya Sepulveda and Ella Wasmund, Duet Musical, “If Momma Was Married” from Gypsy - EXCELLENT rating

- "Jordan Case, Peyton Case and Jordan Parke, Small Group Musical, “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek The Musical - SUPERIOR rating

-  Hunter Jones, Mason Kuzmick, MaeEllen Megginson, Valery Sastoque, Yaya Sepulveda, and Ella Wasmund, Ensemble Acting, scene selection from Oddball - SUPERIOR rating

- MaeEllen Megginson and Ella Wasmund, Scene Writing, "Robbing 101" – SUPERIOR rating and BEST IN SHOW award!