The Alley Cat Players, LASA's extracurricular theater troupe, presents several productions a year under the guidance of Theater Arts teacher Melissa Driscoll (Ms. MAD to us). Students may elect to study acting in Theater I and Musical Theatre I or stagecraft in Technical Theater I first, followed by the varsity classes. We offer varsity levels 2-4 in acting, tech, and musical theatre. While some of the Alley Cat Players' productions take place in the classes, almost all of the after-school mainstage shows are open to everyone! We'd love to have you performing onstage with acting or join the behind-the-scenes fun with tech theatre! Some of ACP's most recent productions include Legally Blonde The Musical, Puffs, Sweeney Todd, Marisol, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and many more!
LASA offers Theatre Arts I-IV, Musical Theatre I-IV, and Theatre Tech I-IV
Acting Theatre I is an introduction to acting where time is spent breaking down the art of acting and storytelling through body, voice, and mind. Students will play games and work on ensemble building. In the varsity theatre class, levels 2-4, students work on furthering their acting skills, put on a main stage show, and hone their education based on a theme of storytelling.
Musical Theatre class is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles.
Tech Theatre I is an introduction to design and construction in the theatrical arts. Students study design, scenery, lighting, sound, costumes and props. In advanced levels 2-4 , students design and construct for actual shows.
These courses do fulfill the fine arts credit for graduation.
Past musicals include: Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, 9 to 5, Nice Work if You Can Get It
Past plays include: Puffs, Marisol, The Island of Dr. Moreau
Past one-acts include: Catch-22, Big Love, Macbeth, Look Me in the Eye, Haymarket Eight