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Theatre

Whether you act, sing, dance, paint, design sets, sew costumes, run a light board, or just love to see a good play, you will find a home in Springs’ Theatre program.
Our Theatre program teaches budding thespians to hone their acting, movement, voice, and technical theatre skills. We do more than 10 productions every year. The fall play and spring musical are open to everyone. Recent productions have included Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, The Tempest, and The Rocky Horror Show.

In addition, each December the Play Production class for seniors mounts six to eight student-directed one-act plays. Embracing the school's motto of Learning through Living, more than 40 actors, stage managers, and technicians uphold this cherished Springs tradition, working tirelessly under the leadership of their senior directors to produce thought-provoking and entertaining one-acts.

Our Acting 1 and Acting 2 classes also present short showcases of their semester’s work. Acting 1 students perform classic comic sketches; Acting 2 students present prepared scenes and monologues. Our Stagecraft classes build and paint sets in our spacious scene shop, then run shows from our “crow’s nest”—the best seats in the house—high atop our John Badham Theater.

In addition to our on-campus student offerings, Springs’ Theatre Department also hosts visiting guest actors and directors to work with Theatre students throughout the year. Faculty also offer field trips to enjoy plays and musicals at local professional, community, and college theaters.

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    Dane Peterson 

    Director of Theatre Arts, Town Hall Manager
Springs' Theater Department has recently hosted General Director of Opera Birmingham, Keith Wolfe; Red Mountain Theatre Company sound designer, arranger, and composer, Jay Tumminello; Magic City Theatre actress and director, Tawny Stephens; theater choreographer, Todd Underwood; and Tony-winning Broadway producer, Louise Beard.