Visual and Performing Arts

Drama

Drama

JT Moore offers an extended amount of opportunities in theatre as students explore the areas of both artistic and technical aspects, while bringing together a group of students who work towards common goals in production and performance. Drama Club is open to all grades (5-8), and our meeting schedule varies according to specific workshops and productions.

Workshops include mini-musicals, one-act plays, and technical theatre classes, which take place after school during the fall semester. Workshops are grade level experiences, valuable to both seasoned theatre students and those students interested in trying a new extracurricular. 

Auditions are open to all grades (5-8) for our musical productions. Productions focus on vocal instruction, choreography, and character development and typically have a 12 week rehearsal run. Students who audition can participate in a variety of opportunities including cast, ensemble, set crew/run crew, and tech.

Fall Performance: The Little Prince 

The Little Prince may have returned to his own tiny planet to tend his Rose and look after his Sheep, but for a short enchanted time he returns to us and comes alive on stage. This play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me a sheep.” During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” At length, both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.

Showtimes: Nov 17 (7pm), Nov 18th (7pm), & Nov 19 (2pm, 7pm). Tickets can be purchased here.

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Spring 2019: Newsies

In April 2019, J.T. Moore Drama presented Newsies! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”