At OPRFHS we offer broad opportunities to act, direct, design, and create, ranging from full-blown musicals in the large auditorium to dramas in the Little Theatre to one-act plays produced in various spaces in the school. With over a dozen different directors (student and staff) working on our stages each year, students will have a range of experiences and challenges through which they develop their creative potentials. Auditions for all productions are open to any student in the district and are widely announced approximately 6–7 weeks prior to performance date.
There are many different ways students can explore the world of theatre and speech arts. OPRFHS offers these varied activities:
Drama Club: These students want to further their theatre experience and expand their knowledge of the performing arts. Activities will include planning events outside of the annual productions to benefit the OPRF theatre department.
Stage crew: These students support performances on all three stages in the school, as well as providing technical support for outside groups, which use our spaces. This committed group meets every day, building and painting the sets, hanging and programming the lights, setting up and configuring sound equipment, and assembling the props needed for the many shows produced in the Little Theatre, the Main Auditorium and Studio 200. For more information, click here.
Makeup: The Makeup Committee assists the makeup designer in providing makeup assistance for each of the productions in the Little Theatre, Auditorium and Studio200. No previous experience is necessary to join this committee. Because it is not necessary to be on the committee for every show during the year, membership in this activity is very flexible.