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TAKE THE STAGE.

OUR BACKGROUND

About NHHS Theater

The aim of the Newport Harbor High School Drama Department and Theatre Program is to provide academic and artistic opportunities for students within its district as a component of their scholarly and social growth as high school students.

Through the department’s three guiding principles:

  • Academic alignment and implementation of the International Baccalaureate Theatre (IB Theatre) program, and State’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards

  • Artistic inclusiveness by embracing ethnic, gender, and lifestyle diversity, and

  • Fiscal responsibility in the pursuit and the development of the NHHS stage productions

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AVAILABLE COURSES

Performances & Classes

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THEATER PRODUCTION

Students gain production, tech, and performance experience by participating in the various theater production offering at NHHS, some of which include dinner theater, staged readings, musicals and non-musicals on the main stage, cabaret evenings, scenes and short plays performances, and assisting the other Performing Arts disciplines during their presentations.

This class is specifically for students wishing to participate in NHHS Theater and Performing Arts Department productions.

 

Permission is necessary prior to enrollment.

IB THEATER 1 & 2

Students are taught within the guidelines and principles of the International Baccalaureate program and trained to utilize higher level thinking skills necessary for critically appraising and solving theatrical problems. Students have the opportunity to create and present characterizations from a variety of culturally diverse, published works as well as write, direct and design plays and theatrical pieces that foster an appreciation for the varied cultures of the world. Students research and reflect upon the Interdisciplinary connections between theatre and all other areas of education. Students learn to embrace the concept of internationalism as they explore Theatre in the Making, Theatre in Performance, and Theatre in the World.

 

This course is only for 11th and 12th graders only.

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INTERMEDIATE THEATER (DRAMA 2 & 3)

Students will get the opportunity to perform monologues and scenes, write short plays, direct, and design with the intent of performing for an audience. This class provides rigorous theoretical and practical experience in theatre concepts, history, and performance styles.  Students are trained to utilize higher level thinking skills necessary for critically appraising theatrical styles and history, and critically viewing theatrical performances. 

 

This course is for students interested in the performing arts; it is not a general theater class.

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER (DRAMA 1)

Intro to Theater is a theater studies course provides rigorous theoretical and practical experience in theatre concepts, history, and performance styles for students interested in the performing arts. Students will be introduced to basic theater concepts, play structure, basic techniques for acting, writing, and design, and an appreciation for the various types of culturally diverse theater over the course of time.

 

This is not a performance class, although students may pursue performance opportunities through this class.

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CREATIVE STAFF

Committed to Education

JOSEPH D'AQUINO

Newport Harbor High School Drama Director

SEAT GIFTING

Gift student seating for this performance so those in need can attend at no charge.

BOX OFFICE

Buy tickets at the NHHS ASB window during school hours or at the Wentz Theater Box Office starting one hour prior to showtime.

PARKING

Free school parking lot access and street parking available on a first come first serve basis.

949-515-6325

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