The CRMS theatre program spans both the academic and service programs at CRMS and has a long history, with the entire community anxiously awaiting the musical and drama productions each year.
In the academic program, Drama is offered in the Arts Survey class for one quarter. It is often offered as a year-long Introduction to Theatre class. In this class students are introduced to the foundations of theatre, the play script, performance, the audience, and the critic. Students participate in activities for stage movement that include pantomime, warm-up exercises, and theatre games. Vocal techniques are worked on through speaking and singing exercises as well as performance projects. The history of theatre is also studied through Greek, Roman, Shakespeare, and Contemporary themes.
All students have the opportunity to participate in two drama productions each year. Each fall CRMS students perform in a musical production - The Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, and Grease among them. Spring drama productions have included Noises Off, Frankenstein, and Rumors, among others.
CRMS students practice and perform in the historical CRMS barn, which offers an intimate “blackbox theatre” type stage. The elaborate sets are created and crafted by the theatre director with the help of students in the Set Construction crew.