STHS School of Performing Arts
Each year the School of the Arts students work using an overarching theme that serves to guide exploration for the school year.
SoPA Theme 2023-2024 : Comedy
Enough of all this doom and gloom! So, from one of the best physical comedians of all time, Donald O’Connor, in the best scene/song of all time, from the classic film Singing in the Rain: Make 'em Laugh!
Modern day comedy comes from the Greek, "Komos" which means some deviation from normality in action, character, thought, or speech.
This Greek idea became the definition of comedy in plays meaning a happy ending. A kind of catharsis through laughter and amusement, it helps remind us of our frailties and helps keep us sane.
Characteristics of comedy
o a way of looking at the world in which basic values are asserted but natural laws suspended
o underscores human follies and foolishness
o the idea or concept that turns the accepted notion of things upside down
o involves exaggeration and incongruity and contradictions—an illogical, out of place surprise!
Please note, all SoPA actors MUST be present at the Showcases.
Renaissance Faire-Thursday Oct. 5th, 2023 during the school day.
Winter Arts and Communications Showcase- Fine Arts Gallery in the lobby, School of Performing Arts presents the One Act "The Dummest Play Ever" by Brian D. Taylor, and other Arts and Communications Pathways Student perform a variety of pieces in the auditorium. Friday January 19th, 2024, starting art 6:30 pm.
Monologue Showcase- a blend of classical and contemporary monologues every actor needs for their tool box. Thursday March 23rd, 2024 in the Black Box Theatre, room 124 at 7:00 pm.
Spring Arts and Communications Showcase, Fine Arts Gallery in the lobby, Theatre Arts Student Run Show, and various Arts and Communications Pathways Student works in the auditorium. Friday May 24th, 2024 starting at 6:30 pm