StageCats Season 6!

After a whirlwind season in 2018-2019 (see Sweeney Todd, I Don’t Want to Talk About It, and Godspell), the CISB StageCats are changing it up this year! In order to give all age groups and skill levels a chance to shine, our season will be divided into 3 categories: StageCats Ensemble (grades 9-12 enrichment), StageCats Junior (grades 6-8) and StageCats Senior (grades 9-12). Here are the production details:

Productions 1 & 2

Almost, Maine – full-length play – StageCats Ensemble
Elf the Musical Jr. – musical for grades 6-8 – StageCats Junior

*Shows will run in rep from November 19th – November 23rd, beginning with Elf.

Production 3

TBA – full-length musical – StageCats Senior

*April 24th – April 25th

We are very excited about these new developments, and can’t wait for all of our StageCats to have their chance in the spotlight! Rehearsals are already underway for Almost, Maine and auditions for Elf the Musical Jr. begin next week, with the final cast list coming out next Friday, September 6th!

Make sure to follow the StageCats on Instagram and Twitter:
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AND check out these photos from StageCats’ 5 Year Celebration at the end of last school year!




Welcome Back!

We are back at it in the CISB Theatre classroom! Grade 8s and 9s have been getting to know their classmates through fun, high-energy drama games and activities. We also took a look at classroom expectations in a creative way by making tutorial videos for a grade 6 audience (pictures below).

Next week, we will be starting our first units. Grade 8s will be focusing on how to improvise in the unit Yes, And… – they will use this skill to put on a final improv performance for the grade 6 students using the service learning framework! Grade 9 students will discover how the theatrical style of melodrama is used in a modern context in our unit Drama Queens by creating plays, short films or soap opera episodes for their final assessment at the end of the trimester.

Welcome back everyone. 🙂