Theater at Heritage Christian School
Heritage Christian School is located in Indianapolis, IN.
When Heritage added drama as a high school class elective in 1975, students performed the first official school production of "Cheaper by the Dozen." Today, elective theater classes are offered to middle school and high school students.
Students currently perform two stage productions each year; a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. Both productions attract patrons from within the Heritage family and the Indianapolis community.
View Photos Of Our Past Productions
Wonderland (Spring 2021)
Fiddler on the Roof (Fall 2019)
12 Angry Jurors (Spring 2019)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Fall 2018)
Twelfth Night (Spring 2018)
The Music Man (Fall 2017)
Phantom Tollbooth (Spring 2017)
The Sound of Music (Fall 2016)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Spring 2016)
Mary Poppins (Fall 2015)
Robin Hood (Spring 2015)
Cinderella (Fall 2014)
Middle School Theater Course
Middle school theater students study a Christian approach to theatrical arts, participate in drama sketches both serious and humorous, and learn to use the theatrical arts to share the gospel and glorify God. Students learn stage directions, creating and developing a believable character and emotional responses using dialogue and physical movement, and study technical aspects such as but not limited to set design, costuming and lighting. This course also provides an opportunity for students to evaluate and critique student performances in a non-threatening environment.
High School Theater Courses & Extra-Curricular Opportunities
Theater Arts Course - High school Theatre Arts students engage all aspects of the discipline from a Christian perspective. They develop acting skills through monologues, scene-work, improvisation, and script analysis. Additionally, students learn the importance behind how to design a set, build a costume plot along with hair and makeup, understand the importance of props, and tell a story through having a concept and building off of that concept with their classmates. Students create a short 5-10 minute play in groups inspired by children books that will perform at the end of the semester.
Theater Productions - A play or musical is presented each semester by high school students. The cast is selected by an audition process with final determinations made by the theater director.
Thespian Society - Founded in 1929, the International Thespian Society is an organization that allows students in grades 9-12 to dive deeper into the art of Theatre. It is not required to be a part of the Thespian Society to do the musical and play at HCS but is encouraged for students who would like to learn more about theatre outside of the classroom or rehearsal time.