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. Workshops for the 2021 Fall Semester will meet on Tuesdays (5th & 6th Grades) and Thursdays (7th & 8th Grades) from 4-6pm in the JTM Theatre.

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. Auditions for the 2022 Spring Production will be held in early January. Production Rehearsal Schedules vary throughout the week depending on the cast/crew called for scene work, choreography and vocal instruction.

All fees collected fund JT Moore Drama Club’s licensing of works, costume purchases, and production costs. Fees can be paid on the JT Moore’s Online School Payments website.  In order to join the Drama Club, your student should fill out the Clubs Permission Form found here.

Workshop Schedule

  • 5th & 6th Grades: Tuesdays 4-6pm (September 21-November 9th)
  • 7th & 8th Grades: Thursdays 4-6pm (September 23-November 11th)
  • All Grades: Mini-Tech/Rehearsal/Filming/Performance Week | November 15th-18th, 4-6:30pm (live performance TBD for Nov. 18th @ 7pm)

Workshop Fees: $50 (Please pay to OSP by September 20th.)

Questions or Concerns?

Kyla O’Neal
JTM Theatre Director
kylaoneal@icloud.com

Past Performances

Fall 2021: Matlida

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Fall 2019: Tuck Everlasting

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

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.”

Fall 2018: Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher is a play based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The play serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy and has been modified for the middle school stage. Learn more about how Peter and the Lost boys came to Neverland and about the magic of “Starstuff” through the eyes of these beloved characters as well as some new faces. Performances were November 8-11, 2018.

Spring 2018: Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Performances were held April 26-30, 2018.

Fall 2017: And a Child Shall Lead

In Fall 2017, J.T. Moore Drama presented And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade, the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the Jewish city established by the Nazis near Prague, as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty— playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war. Performances were held November 9-11, 2017.

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