Drama

Accept the Challenge to Hone Your Talent

Throughout the years, NDP has delighted audiences with brilliant musical theater performances by our award-winning drama program. Many of the actors in these galleries have gone on to experience enormous success in college and professionally in theater, music, film, choreography and choir.

There are two ways to get involved in Drama at NDP. We offer drama classes for students interested in learning acting techniques and stage management. Drama is also a club for students who wish to be involved in theater, but do not have room in their schedule for drama courses.
 
NDP presents two drama productions per year; one non-musical and one musical. Recent performances include Not Your Average Zombie Apocalypse and Shrek the Musical. All students are encouraged to audition for a role or join the backstage crew and tech team.
 
Drama Club is one of the largest clubs on campus provides is a great way for freshmen to get involved and make new friends. Drama classes help students with their confidence in public speaking and presentations.

We encourage all students to accept the challenge to audition and give the stage a try.

Drama News!

  • The 2020-21 Drama Club has a new moderator! Ms. Esther Sequeira
  • The St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open in early 2021. Ms. Sequeira is determined to have our Spring Musical in the PAC and open the theater's history with show to remember!
  • Drama Club met with Ms. Sequeira and Mrs. Beers Friday, Aug. 7 to discuss the 2020-21 drama season and potential shows for the PAC theater opening.
  • NDP students Bennett Curran and Olivia LaPorte earn nominations for leading male and leading female in the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards and a chance with go to New York for The Jimmy's. Although they didn't win, they gained great experience!
  • In all, The Notre Dame Prep Players garnered 7 nominations at the HSMTA including:
  1. Bennett Curran- semi-finalist Best Lead Male
  2. Olivia La Porte- semi-finalist Best Lead Female
  3. Jacob Fevurly- semi-finalist Best Supporting Male
  4. Kendall Luther- semi-finalist Best Supporting Female
  5. Ruby Purcell- semi-finalist Best Vocal
  6. Act 2 Finale- semi-finalist Best Dance Ensemble
  7. Lighting Crew (Will Gettings, Peyton Matura, and Lars Nordhagen) FINALIST Best Lighting
  • In 2020 four Drama Club members, Lauren Skemp, Bennett Curran, Olivia La Porte, and Kendall Luther, competed at the Northern Arizona Festival for Theater and received four Superiors! WAY TO GO!
  • Drama Club Instagram: @ndpsaintsdrama

Meet MS SEQUEIRA

New Drama Teacher

Esther Sequeira graduated from the University of Dallas in 2016 with a BA in Drama. She developed and taught a 4-week summer theater camp for elementary and middle schooler students at St. Jeanne De Lestonnac Catholic School in Temecula, CA and taught theater for 3 years at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert, CA.

Esther has both performed on the stage and directed theater for the past 7 years. Theater credits include: Mona Lucrezia in Someone from Assisi by Thorton Wilder (University of Dallas); The Old Woman in Candide! by Leonard Bernstein (University of Dallas); Fantine in Les Miserables by Schonberg and Boublil (University of Dallas); Light design for Am I Blue? by Beth Henley (University of Dallas) and The Frog Prince by David Mamet (University of Dallas); Set Design for God by Woody Allen (University of Dallas) and The Doctor in Spite of Himself by Moliere translated by Lady Gregory (University of Dallas); Assistant Director, Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Shakespeare in the Vines) and Electra by Sophocles adapted by Rob Crisell (Full Circle Players); Director,  The Furies by Aeschylus, Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, High School Musical by David Simpatico, and Dracula by Steven Dietz (XCPHS Palm Desert, CA).

When she is not teaching or directing, Esther enjoys embroidery, water coloring, and delving into the world of historical fashion and dress. 

Drama Photo Gallery

2014

2014 Urinetown

2017

2017 The Sound of Music

2019

Not Your Average Zombie Apocalypse

2015

2015 The Addams Family

2018

2018 Curtains

2020

2020 Into The Woods

2016

2016 Big Fish

2019

2019 Shrek the Musical