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

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.

2014-2015 Roncalli Drama Department Productions

Play On
2014-2015 Fine Arts Center Brochure
Play On
WHAT: Play On!
WHEN: October 23rd, 24th, and 25th @ 7:00 pm 
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: A uproarious behind-the scenes comedy. An unlucky troupe of actors desperately tries to put on a play in spite of meddling from the playwright. Will they manage to pull off the opening night without a hitch? Of course not! Don't miss this non-stop, mischievous backstage romp!
Christmas Show WHAT:  Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord
WHEN: December 6th at 7:00 p.m. and December 7th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: Plan now to attend our 12th 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  Tickets will be available at the Box Office from 5pm to 7pm on 11/17, 11/20, 11/24, 12/1, and 12/4.  
Bye Bye Birdie
WHAT: Bye Bye Birdie
WHEN: March 19th, 20th, & 21st @ 7:00 pm, & March 22nd @ 2:00 pm
WHERE: Zimmer Auditorium, Roncalli Fine Arts Center
DETAILS: Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army.
Summer Show WHAT: Roncalli Rocks!
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 and this time it will be a celebration of the start of Roncalli's 50th Anniversary! 

Tickets are available at the Roncalli Box Office which is located in the Atrium of the Fine Arts Center. For more information about days and hours it will be open for each show, please call 920-686-8151.

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