Theatre / Productions

High school is full of drama...just ask the St. Teresa's Academy Theatre Department! Here, students interested in drama and theatrical design/production flourish. STA students have ample opportunities to get involved within the theatre program. Three shows are presented each year; a musical and a play both directed by theatre teacher Shana Prentiss, and student productions written and directed by seniors of St. Teresa's Academy.

All aspects of our productions, from stage management to lighting design, from costume to the makeup crew, are student-lead and student-organized. Students of STA's theatre program have a greater sense of ownership over their productions. Girls choosing to participate in productions not only have fun, they learn valuable leadership skills that last a lifetime.

Questions about STA's theatre program? Contact Shana Prentiss at sprentiss@stteresasacademy.org or (816) 501-0330.

2019-20 Productions

St. Teresa’s Academy Theatre Department Proudly Presents


Once Upon a Mattress
music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson

Auditions August 26th -28th
Performances November 6th - 9th at 7:30 p.m.

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Family fun for all ages!


Men On Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus

Auditions November 19th and 20th
Performances February 19th - 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Ten explorers. Four Boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane but loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.


STA Reader Theatre Series: These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich

Auditions March 2nd
Performance March 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Based on the true story of women exposed to radium poisoning in the Radium Dial watch factory, These Shining Lives dramatizes the dangers women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees


Student Productions 2020

Auditions TBA
Performances April 24th and 25th at 7:30 p.m.

An evening of one-act plays written and directed by the members of the class of 2020.