Theatre at R-MA

Drama

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  • Drama productions are popular at R-MA, with hundreds of people attending the performances.

    Godspell Drama productions are popular at R-MA, with hundreds of people attending the performances.

  • Student talent is highlighted through R-MA's theater program.

    Godspell Student talent is highlighted through R-MA's theater program.

  • Godspell featured many different students and was popular with the families as well.

    Godspell Fall 2015 Godspell featured many different students and was popular with the families as well.

  • Theater productions vary greatly, from Mulan to Grease to The Firecracker Incident...and of course Once On This Island

    Once On This Island Theater productions vary greatly, from Mulan to Grease to The Firecracker Incident...and of course Once On This Island

  • Drama productions at R-MA, a private boarding school in Front Royal, VA, are open to the public.

    Once On This Island Drama productions at R-MA, a private boarding school in Front Royal, VA, are open to the public.

  • A drama class and a drama intramural provide opportunities for both day students and boarding students to work on the drama production.

    Shakespeare's Inferno A drama class and a drama intramural provide opportunities for both day students and boarding students to work on the drama production.

  • Boarding school students have busy schedules, but the R-MA community comes together to support the drama program and allow students time to rehearse.

    Shakespeare's Inferno Boarding school students have busy schedules, but the R-MA community comes together to support the drama program and allow students time to rehearse.

  • Drama is one of the programs in which Falcon Foundation Scholars can participate at R-MA.

    Grease Drama is one of the programs in which Falcon Foundation Scholars can participate at R-MA.

  • Military school doesn't mean creativity has to be stifled! At R-MA we have many artistic students who find their niche and excel.

    Grease Military school doesn't mean creativity has to be stifled! At R-MA we have many artistic students who find their niche and excel.

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Dynamic, dedicated students of the arts get to strut their stuff in R-MA's theatre program each year. In the Upper School program,  actors, dancers, technicians, stagehands, directors, choreographers, musicians, artists and costume designers come together to produce a mainstage musical production each fall. ”We want to incorporate all types of students that come to us with all types of special talents,” states Kim Cramer, Drama Instructor here at R-MA. “We are not looking for experienced performers, just a love of the art and a willingness to learn!”

In recent years, the drama productions have become so popular that we have moved performances to the stage in Melton Gymnasium. The performances have been opened to the public as well as the R-MA community and has become a highlight of the Fall Family Weekend!

During the school year, drama lovers have lots of opportunities to shine as well.  We have a yearly Christmas play, seasonal open mic nights, poetry slams, murder mystery dinners, and much more.  If you are really interested in drama, consider taking the Drama 1 class!  This class explores all aspects of drama including acting, directing, improvisation, and film-making.

Recent productions include: Godspell, Grease, Once on This Island, Murder Box, The Audition, The Good Doctor,  Check Please!, R-MA’s One Act Festival, and Mulan.

Please contact  Ms. Kim Cramer at kcramer@rma.edu if you have any questions about our program.  New students are always welcome as performers and technicians. The only requirement is a willingness to work hard and to have fun.