USJ’s theater program is both challenging and rewarding in its curriculum. Each year, Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to perform in multiple productions. Whether a student is learning about the history of theater in the classroom or acting on stage, they will become well-rounded in all aspects of our program. As our students grow in their knowledge, they are then able to take advanced classes in which they are instructed on script analysis, scene study, and explore the relationship between visual elements such as design and directing.
The theatre department at USJ is very proud of the work they do in the community. Students, along with the theatre director, Erica Davidson, have written plays for local organizations as an avenue to raise awareness and money. Students in our International Thespian Society volunteer their time with the Boys & Girls Club here in Jackson, Tenn. They teach them basic drama lessons through fun activities, and help out with events through the Club itself.
The show is about a town called Almost, Maine, which is so far north it's almost considered to be a part of Canada. In fact, the town almost doesn't even exist because the residents there are so poorly organized. Hence why it's called "Almost." One cold, clear Friday night while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
Auditions for the upper school production of Almost, Maine will be held in the Blankenship Theater on November 10 & 11 at 3:30 p.m. Show dates are January 8 - 10 with the Friday and Saturday shows starting at 7 p.m. and the Sunday show beginning at 2 p.m.
Cheaters - Spring 2014
A Ripple in the Pond - Spring 2015
A Christmas Story - Fall 2015
Steel Magnolias - Spring 2016
Wake Up - Fall 2016
Snow White in the 70s - Spring 2017
The Branchman - Fall 2017
Pride & Prejudice - Spring 2018
Dracula - Fall 2018
The Great Gatsby - Spring 2019
After Happily Ever After - Fall 2019
Clue On Stage - Spring 2020
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