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 "Radium Girls."

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

Recent productions have included "Gathering Blue / The Giver" (fall 2018), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (spring 2018), "Radium Girls" (fall 2017), "Stage Door" (spring 2017), "Anything Goes" (fall 2016), "The Tempest" (spring 2016) "Forget About the Boy" (fall 2015).

ComedySportz

FSHA's improv 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.  

Theatre Club

Interested students can also join Theatre Club, where members strive to appreciate theatre through participation in numerous activities. 

View our theatre program curriculum.

Photos from "Gathering Blue / The Giver"

About "Gathering Blue / The Giver"


This year’s fall play is actually two companion one-act plays adapted from well-known young adult novels: THE GIVER and its companion GATHERING BLUE – award-winning literature by Lois Lowry, adapted to the stage by Eric Coble.  Each one-act is about 60 minutes long, which constitutes a full evening of theatre.  
 
"Gathering Blue" pits youth, creativity, hope and love against an apocalyptic world.  In a future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira mends and embellishes the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The GiverGathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.
 
In "The Giver," Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.

Photos from "Jesus Christ Superstar"

About "Jesus Christ Superstar," performed spring 2018

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” a rock-opera that takes a sometimes irreverent, always impassioned, look at Jesus’ last days. As Judas begins to question the motivations and methods of his friend and mentor, emotion and true belief are put to the test.

"Jesus Christ Superstar,” illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. A true classic of modern musical theatre.
FSHA’s production cast ONLY FEMALES IN EVERY ROLE. The keys were adjusted accordingly.

ComedySportz Time Lapse

This time lapse video of a ComedySportz competition was made by moderator Mr. Wood.

"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. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

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