Whether your goal is to be a star, design shows or direct, there is a class for you at North Central High School.

North Central High School offers a wide variety of theatre related courses focusing not only on the acting aspect of the stage but also on the technical aspects of what goes on behind the scenes to make the magic possible.

“The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life” — Oscar Wilde

Acting Focus

Theatre Arts I (1st year)

This introductory class will teach students the beginnings of actor training. Students will perform multiple scenes while studying script analysis, character development, theatre history, and unarmed stage combat.

Theatre Arts II (1st year)

This acting intensive performance class challenges the students to perform at new heights and to experience truthful moments on stage. Students continue the study of acting technique through improvisation, advanced, in-depth character and script analysis, auditioning and monologue techniques, memorized acting scenes, as well as armed stage combat.

Advanced Theatre Arts (2nd year)

This acting- intensive class challenges students to perform at new heights and to experience truthful moments on stage. As a performance-based class, students are expected to perform for the public. Students are encouraged to complete two semesters of the course.

Repertory Theatre

This is the most advanced class offered at North Central. Repertory Theatre is an audition only class and exclusively produces the fall play as well as several smaller venues for the public each year.

Technical Theatre Focus

Intro to Technical Theatre

Utilizing lecture and hands-on lab time, students study basic concepts of stage scenery design and stage lighting and work on scenic construction, scenic painting and stage rigging. Class time is spent on-stage or in the scene shop, implementing the scenic and lighting designs for productions.

Advanced Technical Theatre

Provides additional hands-on experience stage technician experience working on more complex concepts in stage carpentry, stage rigging, stage lighting, special effects and stage audio.

Scene Design

This independent study offers the opportunity for students to design scenery, lights or sound for the Winter One Act, and act as design assistant for the fall musical.

My wife and I were thoroughly entertained and delighted with the North Central production of "The Drowsy Chaperone". Congratulations on keeping the bar of expectations high. You are quite talented and gifted!

C E Quandt