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.

2018-19 Productions

St. Teresa’s Academy Theatre Department Proudly Presents


Monty Python's Spamalot: School Edition
November 7th - 10th, 7:30 p.m.

Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez
The Tony® Award Winning Best Musical, Spamalot! Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs.
 
Tickets go on sale starting Monday, October 1. Click here to purchase.
Large crowds are anticipated, so please order your tickets online to ensure you get a seat!
Please note: Be sure to select the correct date, there is a separate event for each night of the show.


Letters to Sala
February 13th - 16th, 7:30 pm

By Arlene Hutton  

Adapted from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner and based on a true account, LETTERS TO SALA is a remarkable story of a young girl's survival during wartime Germany. Five years. Seven Nazi labor camps. Over 350 hidden letters. Sala Garncarz Kirschner kept her secret for over fifty years, concealing her incredibly painful history in a Spill and Spell box. Everything changes when Sala reveals the cache to her grown daughter, Ann. LETTERS TO SALA draws from the emotional journeys that begin for both Ann and Sala when the letters resurface. Through scholarly research, Ann discovers that her mother has made a historically significant impact on Holocaust documentation. As Ann processes her own reaction to her mother's story, her daughters, Caroline and Elisabeth, also realize for the first time the weight of their Jewish heritage. Sala's letters, which were displayed in a special exhibition at the New York Public Library in 2006, are an important addition to Holocaust research, called, as one journalist noted, "the greatest find since Anne Frank's diary." 


Reader's Theatre Series: Seven
Friday, March 8th, 7:30 pm


A collaboration of seven award-winning women playwrights, SEVEN is based on personal interviews with seven women leaders of the Vital Voices Global Partnership network who have triumphed over huge obstacles to create major changes in human rights in their home countries. In the seven interwoven stories we see the commonality of challenge and of bravery, and in the individual monologues that follow, we experience each fascinating whole true story.


Student Productions 2019
April 26th and 27th


Enjoy an evening of original one-act plays written and directed by members of the class of 2019.