NPHS Theatre Department offers a variety of classes to accommodate the learning needs of NPHS Students. The VPA classes are for students who are considering a career in theatre arts. Non-VPA classes allow a student to test their interest in theatre arts or receive their arts credit for graduation.
Students in this program take Acting 1-4 and Theatre 1-4 over four years of participation. This program focuses on advancing student acting skills by exposure to a variety of acting techniques and production opportunities. Student in class work broadly includes scene work, audition practice, classic, contemporary, and world theatre explorations, and college and career development. Seniors in this program are also eligible to take Theatrical Directing and Stage Management. This is an audition in program.
VPA Musical Theatre
Students in VPA Musical Theatre take a musical theatre class that includes training in actor preparation and dance and take an additional class in vocal training. Students work on various musical theatre numbers, a full production, as well as college and career prep.
VPA Technical Theatre
Students involved in this program will be focusing on the technical aspects of theatre production. Classes include Technical Theatre Design and Production 1-4, Technical Theatre Design and Production for Costume, Make-up, and Hair, Technical Theatre Design and Production for Scenery and Props, Theatrical Directing and Stage Management. Practical experience happens as students are expected to participate in technical positions within our 4 mainstage productions as well as helping with other events.
Non-VPA Theatre Options
Theatre 1 is an opportunity for students with interest to explore theatre arts and receive their arts credit necessary for graduation. Technical Theatre Design and Production 1-4 focuses on the technical aspects of theatre production. This class will have VPA and Non-VPA students. It also fulfills the graduation requirement.