THEATRE

The performing arts have a strong history at FSHA. In the 1930s, students performed Shakespeare; today they skate around on stage as cast members in "Xanadu" and bring life to the complex women of "Steel Magnolias."

The Arts Center
Where theatre shines.

The Theatre Program at FSHA

In addition to our theatre classes, the Visual and Performing Arts department produces two theatre shows each year. Not only are students performing onstage, but they're also involved in every aspect of the production— from building and painting scenery, running lights and sound and stage management.

Recent productions have included "Stage Door" (spring 2017), "Anything Goes" (fall 2016), "The Tempest" (spring 2016) "Forget About the Boy" (fall 2015), and "Once Upon a Mattress" (fall 2014).

The FSHA ComedySportz team was one of the first high-school teams in the Los Angeles area and keeps audiences laughing at six shows each school year.  

Interested students can also join Theatre Club, where members strive to appreciate theatre through participation in numerous activities, such as an evening of theatre in the fall, the spring production, SCETA workshops, thespian festivals, and theatre trips. The troupe is a registered member of the International Thespian Society (ITS).

View our theatre program curriculum.

Photos from "Radium Girls"

About "Radium Girls," performed fall 2017

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie (Emma Condit an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer (Riley Frey '18), a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder (Bella Silva '18), an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
"The sensation that I got on stage was incomparable to anything else." —Marielisa Argueta '10

Theatre Faculty

List of 2 members.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

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440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 626-685-8300

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