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In 2004, we began a drama program with a handful of volunteers and an enthusiastic cast of JH students who performed THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. 18 years later, the list of productions includes major plays and musicals, and in the memory albums are the faces of many amazing and talented students who have accomplished much.
We had an adventurous week in the wonderful land of Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Toto and all the rest. We are happy to report that all witches and wizards have returned to the costume closet and our Drama students all made it home safely. It has been well over 2 years since we've been able to stage a full production. Thank you to all for supporting our show!
The Grade 9 Theatre class has been learning the craft of theatrical masks and mimes. With health restrictions affecting certain aspects of our program, we found a way to work the use of masks into creative storytelling.
This short story was performed in the Drama space at school, with 11 students involved in the telling, including actors, leaf throwers, and a camera op.
We have an awesome new Junior High Option – TCS TV! That’s right, our grade 7 drama class will be coming to you from their own TCS TV broadcast. Our students are learning public speaking and so much more by becoming reporters and behind the scene operators!
This new option came as we reimagined how we could keep our families informed about what is going on at TCS during the day. While TCS TV will keep our families informed, it is also a fun and engaging way to teach our students some useful skills:
The types of reports you will view form our students will include:
Please check out below: TCS TV Episode One: Thanksgiving
"Such a great show! Very fun production and the cast was amazing!!"
"Amazing production. Amazing kids! You all did such a great job! Well done!"
"The show was A-MA-ZING."
Our JH TCS Theatre group did a FANTASTIC job bringing the story of Beauty and the Beast alive and it was loved by all who had the opportunity to see it.
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE BY C. S. LEWIS - a dramatic novel study.
Over the course of Term 2, our JH Drama students immersed themselves in the world of Narnia, according to C. S. Lewis. Instead of using a prescribed script, we used the dialogue and story details straight from the novel, and adapted them to work with our unique theatre space. The Drama room was transformed into the actual world of Narnia, complete with good trees and bad trees, strange creatures, Winter, Spring and the many strange things that happen once you walk through a wardrobe door.
ALICE'S WONDERLAND won Best Young Live Theatre Ensemble (full cast).
Congratulations to our Alice's Wonderland cast for being nominated for three awards:
The awards were presented at the 1st Annual The MICs at the International Awards Gala For Youth.
"Wenceslas" Opening Night was amazing! All the years of singing this song "Good King Wenceslas" and then it came to life in this wonderful version of Wenceslas!
TCS Theatre has performed "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" twice over the years.
The 2005 production was presented in the large gym and we filled the stage with many artificial Christmas trees to create the forest of Narnia. We also used a lot of face paint on students to create all the creatures. We even invented a unique Narnian called the "Mangor", a two-headed horned creature played by 2 girls who wanted to share the role. Our own staff member, Alyssa Stasko played the White Stag and created a dance number for the scene. Another fun memory -- during the great fight scene between the witch and Aslan's army, one actor threw our stuffed rabbit into the air and another actor caught it on the end of her sword - her reaction on stage was priceless.
In the 2018 production, we created the world of Narnia in the Drama Room, turning it tinto our theatre. Tall trees reached up 2 stories high, and the audience entered the space by passing through the fur coats behind the wardrobe door. Thanks to some excellent technical help, projection and surround sound gave every person in attendance the feeling of being in the story, not just watching it. Our cast was very busy changing roles and costumes throughout the show, to provide much color and movement to the story. We included puppetry, voice over, dance and song, snowfall and even the vibrations of an earthquake!
For more photos and information on the 2018 production click here.
The Emperor’s New Clothes, in 2004, was our very first TCS Theatre production.
Co-directed by Mr. Glenn Mitchell and Mrs. Loeppky, this story was presented with sound effects from the student “orchestra” and a very enthusiastic cast in grades 7-9. Adapting the story for stage, we had the emperor wearing a red underwear onesie for the scene where he realized he had no clothes, keeping it family-friendly of course! Lots of laughs and good memories.