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Theater

…can be a gateway into dialogue on the new, challenging questions young students confront on personal, community, and global levels.

Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rowland Hall students acting in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Our November 2018 production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee had audiences laughing out loud and cheering for a winner. Upper schoolers took on the roles of middle school top-notch spellers who each brought their own story to the microphone.

At Rowland Hall, theater is a magical and powerful art form. Experiences in class and on stage charge students’ imaginations and challenge their belief systems. Theater Teacher and Technical Designer Matt Sincell guides middle and upper schoolers in finding their own artistic voices, and provides a platform for complex social-emotional learning.

Under Mr. Sincell’s direction, students present two major shows per year: a fall production for upper schoolers only, and a spring production for both middle and upper schoolers. Classes, meanwhile, focus on generating excitement around all the disciplines of theater: acting, singing, dancing, stage management, lighting, sound, set, costumes, and directing.

Mr. Sincell also hosts guest artists and keeps middle and upper schoolers connected to the Salt Lake City community-theater scene, including helping interested students find internships with professional theaters.

PROGRAMMING

Rowland Hall's theater program begins with offerings in sixth grade and continues through twelfth grade. The Middle School theater program includes Foundations of Theater, Twelve-Week Theater, Six-Week Theater, Musical Theater, Rag and Bone Theater Ensemble. The Upper School program offers Technical Theater, Theater Production, and Musical theater. 

Matt Sincell
Theater Teacher and Technical Designerget to know Matt

2018-2019 THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Fall

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Tony Award-winning musical about a quirky group of adolescents competing in a championship spelling bee. The show is full of hilarious songs, wild characters, and heart-tugging moments. It’s rated PG13 by Music Theatre International due to some strong language and content, so parents/guardians should make an educated decision on whether their children under age 13 should attend.

Spring

Alice in Wonderland

Audiences will be taken on a ride into Wonderland through the imaginations of talented Rowland Hall performers and artists. Students from every age group will lend their ideas to the telling of this well-known story. Through visual art, music, dance, and theater, we’ll make this version of Alice in Wonderland our own, and an event to remember.

Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing
Theater students performing

Our March 2018 production of In A Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories entailed a fantastical journey through the history of a deserted village. The play featured otherworldly puppets and stage effects, and proverb-like life lessons. (Photos by Oliver Jin ’18)

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