to go farther than they ever dreamed.
Choir and Musical Theatre is a vital and lively part of daily life at Providence. Students have the opportunity to be involved in elementary, middle and finally, high school classes and productions. There are many opportunities for students to perform within the school, the community, and across the globe. Our students have been selected to perform at some of the most prestigious theaters in America including the Biltmore Estate, Carnegie Hall, and Walt Disney World. Our chorale has been invited to perform in London & Ireland and won the prestigious Gold Circle award while in London.
Under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Hudson, students who participate in musical theatre at Providence not only develop their dramatic skills as an actor, but they also learn the importance of team work and responsibility to others. Students also travel to New York each year for a Broadway Summit with informative classes and hands-on training with a Broadway cast. A student crew is also formed to support each production teaching leadership and the technical aspects of stage production, including costuming, stage makeup, lighting, set design and construction and stage management. The musical theatre department performs an broadway scale production that is open to the public every year in the spring.
Providence also has the distinct honor of having an International Thespian Honor Society which recognizes those exceptional students who excel in all areas of theatre production. Providence School won first place in the national Scenographics set competition for the sets used in their production of The Sound of Music. The Drama Department is led by one of our alumni teachers, Mrs. Jennifer Hudson. Mrs. Hudson was featured as “Maria Rainer” in the first production at Providence, The Sound of Music. She is thrilled to be back at Providence serving as the Director of Choral and Drama Activities. Several of our members are continuing their education in theatre and music.
1998 The Sound of Music
2002 The Music Man
2003 The Promise
2004 My Fair Lady
2005 High Cotton
2007 The Sound of Music
2009 Connecticut Yankee the Musical
2011 Bye, Bye Birdie
2012 Once Upon a Mattress
2013 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
2014 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
2015 Little Women
2016 Disney & Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins
2017 The Sound of Music
2018 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
2019 The Music Man
2020 Singin’ In The Rain