About Trinity’s Theater Program
In addition to a well-rounded theatre arts curriculum, Trinity proudly presents two main stage productions -a fall musical and a spring play- and a festival of “one- acts” each year. Students are encouraged to audition for acting roles as well as provide technical support in the areas of lighting, sound, costume, make- up, publicity, house management, set construction and stage management. All productions are run by Trinity students and the drama director.
Each production that a student is involved in provides opportunities to earn points toward joining The International Thespian Honor Society. When a student of sophomore status earns 10 points (or 100 hours of time devoted to the theatre department), she has gained the opportunity to become a Thespian.
All Trinity students are invited and encouraged to attend the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in January each year. Students also bring theatre arts to the local community by completing service projects throughout the year, and plan numerous cast and crew bonding activities, including the annual Hammy Awards.
A wide variety of theatre courses including Introduction to Drama, Theatre Stagecraft, Basic Acting, Acting for musical theatre and camera, Improvisational Theatre, and Theatre and Leadership prepare students for theatre opportunities outside of Trinity, as well as university level auditions for those pursuing careers in theatre arts.
The Little Mermaid
November 16, 17, 18
The Trinity High School Fine and Performing Arts Department is proud to present Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID by Alan Menken and Doug Wright. The performances will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16-18, 2018 in the Trinity auditorium.
Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. However, the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Our production focuses on the Ariel’s realization that changing yourself for love is not always the right choice.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
Midsummer Night’s Dream
March 9th, 10th, 11th
The Trinity High School Performing Arts Department is proud to present their Spring Play adapting a Shakespeare classic to center on women. This version of A Midsummer Night’s Dreamhas been adapted to present a more empowered female version of the story. In this adaptation, Titania and Oberon are sibling fairy sisters who meddle in the lives of mortals as they playfully spar with one another. Additional explanation of scenes and movements have been added to guide the audience through the production while maintaining the original language of Shakespeare. Stay tuned for a rousing ending with a twist!
Performances will be held in the Trinity High School Auditorium, located at 7574 W. Division.
March 9th – 7pm*
March 10th – 7pm
March 11th – 2pm
*On Friday, March 9th, the Trinity High School Booster Club will host “Dinner and Show” from 5:00pm – 6:30pm featuring meatless pasta. The cost is $12 for Adults/Seniors, and $10 for students. Seating is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets early! For our production, tickets are $10.00 for Adults/Seniors and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Please visit www.trinityhs.org/tickets/ for more information.