The Theatre Arts program at Orangewood Christian School gives all types of students rich and varied theatrical opportunities. 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 6th-12th grade have the opportunity to take both basic and advanced theatre classes. Our junior and senior thespians troupes also allow our 6th-12th graders to compete in a 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 and participating in Florida State Thespian fundraisers for national charities.
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.
Theatre Arts Producers
Michelle Brightman, OCS Producer
Michelle is enjoying teaching at Orangewood, as well as, collaborating with her talented husband on this production. This position is the most challenging of her varied career which includes actor, television host, nanny, paralegal assistant, recruiter, and homeschool mom. Michelle is grateful to the OCS staff and kids for their welcome, patience, and support.
Brian Brightman, OCS Producer
Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian has lived in NYC, Seattle, and Los Angeles, working in theater and film. Brian wishes to thank Orangewood for this wonderful opportunity, his beautiful wife, Michelle, and these great kids.
The Orangewood Christian School Thespians Troupe competes in group and individual events at the district and state levels. OCS Thespians are a part of the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that recognizes and rewards excellence among the participants in the theatre arts program. Thespian membership should be viewed as an honor and a goal to which OCS Theatre Arts students aspire.