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Drama Course Descriptions

Drama 1-2Students work in pairs and small groups to learn skills in: 

- team building, collaboration & communication 

- improvisation 

- character development 

- audition technique 

- giving and receiving feedback

- theatre history, including Greek Theater, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Chicano Theater

In addition, students deepen Common Core reading and writing skills by learning to make a statement about something they observe, then back it up with evidence.


Drama 3-4: In this intensive course, actors develop a deeper understanding of theater from different cultural and historical perspectives through:   

- scene study & monologues 

- Long-term Improv Project

- directing, producing and design (One Acts and Karaoke Musicals)

- Youth Playwriting Project with TheatreWorks (show is Nov 10!)

- deeper emotional development of characters

- many more chances to practice performance technique.

(Students must be in grades 10-12 and have either passed Drama 1-2 or have permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.)


School of Rock Roles

Dewey Finn (Lead) a down-on-his-luck, energetic, wannabe rock superstar. Plays onstage guitar. Range: B2-E5, E2.


Rosalie Mullins (Lead) the very uptight principal of Horace Green Elementary. It is revealed that she was "not always wound this tight", but the pressure of the parents wanting everything to be perfect has made her into someone she never wanted to be Range: B3-D6.


Ned Schneebly (Supporting) Dewey Finn's best friend and pushover roommate. Range: C3-F#4.


Patty Di Marco (Supporting) Ned's bossy girlfriend. She makes no secret of her hatred for Dewey, constantly berating him for his lack of a proper job and inability to pay rent. Range: C4-E5.


Zach Mooneyham (Lead) quiet and shy. He was reluctant to be part of the band at first, mostly due to having a very strict father. Plays onstage guitar. Range: A3-C#5 to F5.


Lawrence (Lead) polite, proper, and mild-mannered, Lawrence is worried that he is not cool enough to be in the band. Plays onstage keyboard.


Freddy (Lead) more rebellious than the other students. Plays onstage drums. Range: A3-C#5 to F5.


Katie (Lead) student at Horace Green; plays onstage bass.


Summer Hathaway (Lead) educated, clever, and responsible. As the class' factotum, she thinks mostly of succeeding and earning good grades. Range: B3-D5 to A3 & F5.


Tomika (Supporting) the new girl at school, and extremely shy. When she decides to finally let her guard down and sing, Tomika becomes the lead singer in the band. Range: A3-D#5, up to G5.


Marcy, Shonelle, Sophie, Madison (Supporting) students at Horace Green who become a part of the band as vocalists or work behind-the-scenes.


Mason & James (Supporting) students at Horace Green who join the band as behind-the-scenes helpers.


Billy (Supporting) a student at Horace Green, who becomes the bands stylist. Range: B3-C#5, also A3 up to F5.


Featured Roles (Teachers, Parents, Band Members) (Supporting) All have solo speaking and/or singing parts.



AND - Check out these ongoing  meetings and shows:

Drama Club meetings - every Monday in Green Room at Lunch!

Film Club meetings - every Tuesday in Green Room at Lunch!

HIT shows - every other Friday in Little Theater at Lunch! only $0.25!

Find 'Hillsdale Drama' on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!!

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Performance Opportunities

Hillsdale Drama stages three productions every year:

Fall Musical 


Spring Play 


Student Directed One Acts 


Past Performances

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