The theatre program at North Cross engages and inspires students in the classroom and on stage from third grade all the way to their senior year. We offer training and engaging opportunities for all theatre lovers, whether it be performing or working behind the scenes. We promote the wonder of storytelling through our fall and spring musical productions, and the annual winter play. Upper School students are also given the opportunity to take theatre term classes, which include: Introduction to Theatre, Technical Theatre Production, and Acting.
Our younger students in Lower School are given the opportunity to shine on our mainstage each year with our Fall Musical. Students in grades 3-5 have the choice to participate, and they're often guided by Middle and Upper School students who serve as the technical crew, stage managers, assistant directors, and/or choreographers. Past productions include Frozen Jr. and The Wizard of Oz: Young Performer’s Edition.
The Winter Play is performed by students of the Upper School. Each year, a Shakespearean or other classic play is selected and students are invited to audition for roles. Many other students are involved in the production of the play as well, which includes constructing the set and working the soundboard and lights. This performance gives the students involved an opportunity to bring a literary work out of the pages of a book and onto the stage, for which it was actually intended. The entire school community benefits from seeing a world-class play performed on our own stage by our own students. Most recently, audiences were stunned by the students' production of The Crucible.
Rounding out our theatrical season in the spring, Middle and Upper School students are given the opportunity to put on a full-length Broadway-style musical. Recent productions have included Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, and most recently, Tuck Everlasting. What the students bring to life through their performance and/or production skills is a sight to be seen. While the Lower School musical introduces younger students to the process of bringing a performance to life, the Middle and Upper School musical is dedicated to enriching our students in their creative and artistic pursuits.
Fine Arts Department Chair, Musical Theatre and Choral Director
South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University—B.F.A.
English Department Chair, Upper School English, Winter Play
Armstrong State University—B.A.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—M.R.E.
Morris Award Winner 2017
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Roanoke, Virginia 24018
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North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. North Cross School's Junior Kindergarten is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools who is recognized by the Board of Education pursuant to §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Council for Private Education to accredit private nursery, preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
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