Roncalli Fine Arts Center

 DRAMA NEWS:    I am asked on occasion how we select the shows we present each year. There is no easy answer; however, there are some underlying philosophical ideas that influence the choices we make. Because each show is different, the criteria differ as well. One of our primary goals is to provide the opportunity to participate to as many students as possible. This includes both onstage performers and technical personnel. We also want the content of the play to be consistent with the school mission statement. Our fall production is usually a drama or comedy. This allows those students who aren't singers or dancers a chance to shine. The drawback is that there are very few plays with more than 7 or 8 significant parts so not all students who audition can be cast. We do structure our Christmas show so that any student who wants to participate can do so. This is also true of the spring musical. Students audition, and roles are selected, but everyone is cast. Therefore, we choose musicals that can accommodate large numbers. Over the years we have repeated some selections because they not only fit the criteria, but they also fit well with the talent we know we have. Fewer and fewer musicals are written that are high quality, appropriate for the high school setting, and technically possible. We have traditionally double cast the roles alternating performers each night to allow for greater participation. Our annual summer show has evolved into a "pop" music revue and is open to graduated 8th graders, Roncalli students, and alumni. This show is purely for fun, and anyone interested is included. We are proud of the range and quality of our productions and look forward to entertaining our audiences again this school year.            Tim Olson

2013-2014 Season Subscription (Available now!)
Are  you interested in a subscription to all four shows this season?  Purchase a season subscription and get reserved seating before any tickets are sold to the general public.  To purchase your subscription, CLICK HERE for more information or call 920-686-8151 during box office hours.

Best Seat in the House
The Arts have flourished at Roncalli since the opening of the Fine Arts Center in 2002. This versatile complex includes classrooms for band, choir, and art, practice rooms, and dance rehearsal space. The Zimmer Auditorium, (capacity 700), provides a venue for worship, convocations, presentations, and meetings. The stunning Atrium hosts community events, receptions, and student displays.

Join over 300 sponsors by sponsoring a seat for $1000 in the Zimmer Auditorium. Sponsored seats can be a show of support, or a lasting tribute to the people we care about: students, parents, teachers, or loved ones.

All are welcome to add to this legacy of support by sponsoring a seat. For more information, please contact Cyndi Kraemer at 920-686-8145 or view the brochure by CLICKING HERE.

Again this year!
Honor your Theater Student in the Show Program
Show your actor, backstage crew member, lighting or sound specialist, costumer, director or musician just how proud you are of their part in Roncalli's fall, Christmas or spring performances with an acknowledgment in the show program. You can provide camera ready art and a message or we will help you design it.
Submit this completed form with payment at least two weeks before a show.

2013-2014 Roncalli Drama Department Productions

WHAT: Harvey
WHEN: October 24th, 25th, and 26th @ 7:00 pm 
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit.
Christmas Show WHAT:  Praise The Lord of Heaven
WHEN: December 7th at 7:00 p.m. and December 8th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: Plan now to attend our 11th annual Christmas show.  Admission is FREE but tickets go quickly, so be sure to get yours early. This is our gift to our many supporters, and we hope to enliven your Christmas spirit through song and dance.  
WHAT: Children of Eden
WHEN: March 20th, 21st, & 22nd @ 7:00 pm, & March 23rd @ 2:00 pm
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: Children of Eden is a two act musical play based on the Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act II deals with Noah and the Flood.
Summer Show WHAT: Nothing But The Hits
WHEN: July 17th & 18th  (Tickets for this show will be general seating so you will be able to go to any day and sit anywhere)
DETAILS: Our summer musical revue is always centered on a theme. 

Tickets are available the week before each performance on Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm in the Roncalli Box Office which is located in the Atrium of the Fine Arts Center. They are also available every day the week of the show from 5pm to 7pm in the Box Office. For more information please call 920-686-8151.

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