Student Led:

Dramatic Paws and Showcases

Students direct, stage manage, design and produce 3+ showcases of student-created Theatre, Improv, Video, Music, and Spoken Word! Open to all students! No experience required. Follow @garfielddrama for more information, updates, and more! Club officers choose a theme for each Dramatic Paws, and any club member who wishes to direct may submit a script for review. Student directors, stage managers, and designers collaborate to cast and rehearse their chosen plays.

5 Plays, 5 Days

Five days from script selection to performance–this set of one-act plays is specifically for freshmen who want to get involved with theatre at Garfield!

Fall Play 

Radium Girls  by D.W. Gregory

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece with more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Children’s Show

Alice @ Wonderland  by Jonathan Yukich

What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style, and appeal to both children and adults.

As part of our Fall Semester’s Play Production Class, we select a story to produce and share with local elementary and middle schools. The performances were cancelled this year due to the Omicron variant and restrictions on live-audiences at the end of the academic semester.

Spring Musical

The Spring Musical this year is MAMMA MIA

This jukebox musical features hits of the wildly popular ‘70s Swedish pop/dance group ABBA. Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.

  • OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, May 12th at 7pm
  • Friday, May 13th at 7pm
  • Saturday, May 14th at 7pm
  • Thursday, May 19th at 7pm
  • Friday, May 20th at 7pm
  • CLOSING DAY: Saturday, May 21st at 2pm

You can reserve your tickets at the box office 30 minutes before the show or online at https://gstage.booktix.com/