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St. Joseph High School's Drama Club is the largest club on campus! Each school year, our students produce one dramatic/comedic play in the Winter and one Musical in the Spring.  

The Drama Club is open to all students, regardless of experience. As a member of the Club, students are introduced to every aspect of theatrical production, including: acting, singing, choreography, stage management, assistant directing, set construction, props, costumes, makeup, sound, lighting, and crew. 

The students who participate in Drama Club learn the value of hard work and the dedication that is needed to put on an amazing performance. They work alongside faculty and staff members to ensure that the production is primarily student-run. In addition, the day before any Spring Musical, our students put on a special dress rehearsal for our middle school partners. The gymansium is packed with young students who serve as our first audience and watch in awe as our SJ Cadets perform their hearts out! This is such a special tradition that our Cadets enjoy and they always end it by lining up outside the school doors and applauding our middle school students as they exit! 

Past Performances!

  Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical

   Spring Musical, 2022

Spongebob the Musical

The story focuses on SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom as they face the total annihilation of their undersea world. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

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  Over the River & Through the Woods

   Fall Play, 2021

Over the River & Through the Woods

Written by Joe DiPietro, this show is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow.

  Theatre Lecture Series

   Spring, 2021

Drama Lecture Series: Patrick Agonito

In the Spring 2021, as Covid put a pause on most theatrical performances, St. Joseph High School shifted gears and hosted a series of lectures for our students interested in the performing arts. These included:  

  • Behind the Scenes: Jobs Offstage in Professional Theatre (Guest: Daniel Williams)
  • Dancing for Stage & Screen (Guest: Evan DeBenedetto '16)
  • Film Television & Acting (Guest: Daniel Foster '14)
  • The College Theatre Major (Guest: Patrick Agonito '17)

  Almost, Maine

   Fall Play, 2020

Almost, Maine

What an incredible cast and crew! Due to Covid-19, our students decided to perform an all-virtual production of Almost, Maine and it was fabulous! 

Written by John Cariani! Almost, Maine is a play comprised of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. 

  Addams Family Demonstration

   Spring, 2020

Addams Family Poster

In honor of what was meant to be their spring musical opening night, SJ's Drama Club instead hosted a Live Virtual event for our entire community. During the event, the students taught and danced their choreogrpahy from their opening number “When You're an Adams”!


   Fall Play, 2019

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It is Shakespeare's longest play. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother.

  Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

   Spring Musical, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, this howis one of the most enduring of all time and reimagines the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.

  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-

   Fall Play, 2018

Fall Play 2018

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

  Thoroughly Modern Millie

   Spring Musical, 2018

Musical Millie

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

  The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered

   Fall Play, 2017

The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered

The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?


Additional Recent Productions Have Included (But are Not Limited To): 

  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Godpsell
  • Our Town
  • Dead Man Walking 
  • Pippin
  • Beauty & the Beast

Stay Tuned! Our Fall 2022 Play will be announced in September!