Academic Programs


Theatre at Vistamar

The Theatre Department is a vibrant part of the Vistamar Community.  Our program has grown each year because we understand that education in the arts provides a creative foundation, tools and techniques to express oneself, collaboration skills, project-based learning, leadership and managerial skills, and an understanding and appreciation of arts in the context of our collective history and the world.  Performance opportunities abound for expert and novice alike.  We have students who have gone on to be professional artists, artisans, actors, dancers, singers and musicians, as well as students who are exploring these areas for the first time.

Theatre Performance Opportunities

Performance and Crew opportunities outside the classroom include:

Main Stage Theatre Productions (Fall Play, Winter Play, Spring Musical)
Technical Theatre Support of Productions
Pit Orchestra Support for the Musical(s)
Acting and behind-the-scenes roles on various video productions
Student directed, written, and produced productions

Dogfight Wants You! Buy Tickets Now!

Get Ready for Dogfight! November 8th, 9th, 10th, 2019

A young soldier learns the power of compassion when he plays a cruel joke on an unsuspecting girl. This hauntingly beautiful musical, with music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair and a genuine and charming soul, Dogfight is sure to charm and entertain you.
Be advised, Dogfight deals with mature themes including misogyny, assault, bullying, and toxic masculinity. The play also uses strong language as it explores those themes, and accurately displays a group of young men about to confront a truly horrific situation (the Vietnam War), and the steps they take to prepare themselves mentally and emotionally for that fate. Not recommended for younger audience members.

Auditions for the rest of the 2019/2020 Season are fast approaching!

Romeo & Juliet: October 22nd or October 24th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Please review the audition material HERE. Everyone auditioning for Romeo & Juliet will be reading this scene, no matter which role you're auditioning for. Everyone auditioning must fill out a ROMEO & JULIET AUDITION FORM (be sure you're aware of any and all conflicts before filling out the form).

If you have any further questions (or need to schedule an audition outside of the above offered time), please don't hesitate to ask Mr. Blaine -

A Chorus Line:
Dance Auditions: Friday, November 15th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Those that move past the dance auditions will be scheduled for a singing / acting audition (based on the roles) during one of the following times:
Tuesday, November 19th 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, November 21st 3:30pm - 8:30pm

If you are interested in auditioning for A Chorus Line, you should study the play and pick the character you're most interested in and/or that you think would best suit you. Then write a letter to Mr. Blaine detailing why you should be that role (what has happened to you in your life that corresponds to that character's journey); include any relevant singing, dancing, or choreography experience. If you're only interested in one of the few ensemble roles, please write a letter to Mr. Blaine explaining that. Everyone auditioning must fill out a CHORUS LINE AUDITION FORM (be sure you're aware of any and all conflicts before filling out the form).

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask Mr. Blaine -
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