Whether you are a student, prospective student, audience member, or alum, the Dominican Theatre Department welcomes you to a theatre where you will be inspired, entertained, and moved by the energy and talent of our students! At Dominican, we are committed to providing a wide range of theatre experiences for the actor, the singer, the technician, the set builder and the directors. In any four-year period, students can expect to work on a huge show, an intimate show, musicals from different styles, plays that make you laugh or cry, and continue to learn about different eras and styles. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime!
Let Your Light Shine!
Dominican Theatre is committed to presenting Broadway-caliber shows and productions and giving students a chance to work on new, exciting, collaborative efforts. It is the vision of the Theatre Department to produce a variety of styles and pieces. In the past Dominican has performed Hairspray
, And Then There Were None
, Wedding Singer
, Les Miserables
, Into The Woods
, Myths and Hymns
, Servant of Two Masters
, The Wiz
, History of America (Abridged)
, Diary of Anne Frank
, Children Of Eden
and many more!
Upcoming productions include:
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Thursday, Oct. 25 7:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 26 7:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 27 7:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 2 7:30 pm, Saturday, Nov. 3 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 4 2:00 pm
Once On This Island
is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavored re-telling of The Little Mermaid opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. This moving, energetic, ensemble show will showcase Dominican's music and dance talent, as well as its community and diversity. With a cast of 25 and a crew of 20, it will showcase Dominican's technical theatre prowess and versatility in performing the show at Dominican and at the Sentry Theatre in Stevens Point. Dominican has been selected to be the Showcase Musical at the Wisconsin State Theatre Festival on November 15, 2012 at UW-Stevens Point. Once On This Island
is appropriate for the entire family, young children, school and church groups and the running time will be under two hours, including intermission.
Thursday, Jan. 17 7:00 pm, Friday, Jan. 18 7:30 pm, Saturday, Jan. 19 7:30 pm, Sunday, Jan 20 2:00 pm
Join us in January for this Neil Simon comedy! A young teacher enters a Russian village, to find the villagers speaking a plethora of accents -- none of which are Russian. Furthermore, people put dust on items rather than dusting them off and milk cows upside down to get more cream: common sense is not common! The teacher soon learns that the village is under the influence of a 200-year-old curse, which makes everyone in the village a fool. He ambitiously decides that he will be the one to break the evil curse and return the villagers' intelligence. To break the spell, he must teach the beautiful, young Sophia, which is a daunting task given that her greatest accomplishment to date is learning to sit. To make matters worse, Leon has only 24 hours to educate Sophia; and if he fails, he too becomes a fool! Since Leon falls madly in love with Sophia, his desire to break the spell becomes even more pressing. Will Leon find a way to break the curse, or will he be another fool in love? Fools
will be presented in Dominican's Little Theatre on the 3rd floor.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Friday, Feb. 15 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 16 7:30 pm, Sunday, Feb 17 2:00 pm, Thursday, Feb 21 7:00 pm, Friday, Feb 22 7:30 pm, Saturday, Feb 23 7:30 pm, Sunday, Feb 24 2:00 pm
The world's longest-running and widely seen musical comes to Dominican in this story of love, anguish, and acceptance. Dominican's auditorium will be transported to Paris and the Opera house with its stage, underground lair, and, of course, chandelier. PHANTOM's soaring music, gorgeous staging, and incredible technical challenges will showcase all of Dominican's versatility and talent. With songs like "Think Of Me", "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again", "The Music Of The Night", "All I Ask Of You" and many more, this beautiful story will captivate audiences for two weekends in February. Please join us in February for this special celebration of all of the best of Dominican's Theatre Department.
Thursday, May 2 7:00 pm, Friday, May 3 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 4 2:00 pm
Dominican's original and unique celebration of dance
Join us in May for INSPIRATIONS, Dominican's exciting, and creative celebration of modern dance. INSPIRATIONS features all styles of dance from modern to hip-hop, jazz to ballet, lyrical to musical theatre. You'll see Lady Gaga and Fosse, Mika and Michael Jackson, beautiful solos, funky break dancing, and great group numbers. If you like "So You Think You Can Dance?" or "Dancing With The Stars", you'll LOVE Inspirations. Energetic and moving music serves as a backdrop for incredible choreography and our amazing student dancers. Wonderful for the whole family, and a unique experience for a high school theatre department. Join us in May for INSPIRATIONS.
Tickets to our Musical productions are available through our online ticketing system two months prior to opening night. Go to the main page on the DHS website and find the tab for the show. For information on tickets, call 414-332-1170 x. 485 or email Jeff Schaetzke at email@example.com
Auditions & Time Commitment
All shows are open audition. Auditions occur in late May for upcoming fall productions and in early December for the spring musicals. Stage crew is open to all and there are sign-ups for each show at the beginning of each production process. Rehearsal times for actors are after school, usually from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 or 6:00 p.m. Stage crew meets each week day except Wednesdays in the theatre from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday gatherings sometimes go late with pizza and an evening movie or activity. For musicals, actors are called in the evening for dance rehearsals from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on selected nights.
Our stage crew is a vital and integral part of our theatre experience. The stage crew is responsible for creating, building, executing, painting, constructing, wiring, lighting and running of each show. Students with or without experience have a chance to share their talents by painting, cutting, assembling, rigging, pulling curtains, running sound, hanging lights, running a spot light, finding props, designing and working back stage during a show. There is a camaraderie and pride in the stage crew that works with actors, directors and each other to put on the best show possible. With so many shows that incorporate technical elements, the stage crew's work is equal to and sometimes above the creative work seen in professional productions.