Current Productions


In the fall of 2001 the Fr. Leon J. Hogenkamp, S.J. Auditorium opened ushering in a new era for dramatic arts at McQuaid. Since then the McQuaid theatre program has continued to evolve both in the classroom and in the productions mounted. We are committed to the idea penned by Augusto Boal, theatre practitioner and drama theorist, that “we must all do theatre to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.” It is for this reason that we not only teach theatre in the classroom, but we also teach throughout every production element in the shows we present.

            Theatre courses offered include Middle School Drama, Acting Seminar and Theatre Technology I and II and two major high school productions are presented each year, a drama or comedy in the fall and a musical in the spring. When a show calls for younger characters, middle school students may audition for the high school productions. Female roles are cast with girls from all over Monroe County. Besides acting, students can also be involved in the shows as a stage manager/assistant stage manager, building sets, working on sound and lighting, running the change of scenes, gathering/making props, playing in the orchestra for the musicals, or helping with choreography. In addition to the two major productions, middle school students may also participate in a production of one-act plays, and high school students may be selected to direct a production of their own choosing.

            All of the above opportunities are means whereby students may learn not only about theatre, but also learn more about themselves and the world in which they live. The poet Robert Browning couldn’t have said it better:

            “If all the world’s a stage and life is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls.”

Past Productions

Epic Proportions (November 2023)
Mousetrap (November 2022)
Language Archive (November 2021)
Art (November 2020)
Shakespeare in Hollywood (November 2019)
Our Town (November 2018)
Dial M for Murder (November 2017)
Cheaper by the Dozen (November 2015)
Arsenic and Old Lace (November 2014)
Six One-Act Comedies of Moliere (November 2013)
Almost, Maine (November 2012)
The Odd Couple (November 2011)
Brighton Beach Memoirs (November 2010)
Adrift in New York (November 2009)
Rumors (November 2008)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (November 2006)
The Taming of the Shrew (November 2005)

Man of La Mancha (March 2024)
Something Rotten (March 2023)
Little Shop of Horrors (March 2022)
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (March 2021)
My Fair Lady (March 2020)
Newsies (March 2019)
Chorus Line (March 2018)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (March 2017)
The 3 ½ Musketeers (November 2016)
Fiddler on the Roof (March 2016)
Oliver! (March 2015)
Kiss Me Kate (Revival) (March 2014)
Guys and Dolls (March 2013)
Carousel (March 2012)
The Drowsy Chaperone (March 2011)
Sweeney Todd (March 2010)
Les Miserables (School Ed) (March 2009)
Grease (March 2008)
The Fantasticks (November 2007)
Little Shop of Horrors (March 2007)
My Fair Lady (March 2006)