10 musical theater productions are performed on the campus of King’s Ridge Christian School each year. Beginning in Lower School, every student has their moment(s) in onstage. Students learn to develop their imagination and creativity through performances. A major goal in Lower school is to help students learn to appreciate theatre as an art form.
Middle School has two major theatrical productions in the spring on the main stage. Middle School has competed in the Georgia Theater Conference to receive superior ratings. They play to over 1,500 audience members and are recognized for their excellence in production, acting, singing and dancing. 90% of the rehearsal time is accomplished during class time allowing students to pursue other areas of interests or further their training after-school in acting, dance and/or singing on campus through the Fine Arts Academy.
Musical Theater within the High School at King’s Ridge Christian School has gained state recognition and awards. With over 5 Shuler nominations in 3 years to include Best Overall Production, Best Performance by a Leading Actress, Best Performance by a Supporting Actress, Best Direction, Best Lighting Design and an additional 5 Honorable Mentions in Musical Direction, Best Performance by a Leading Actress, Best Performance by a Supporting Actor, Lighting Design and Set Design, King’s Ridge Christian School is known throughout the state. The musical theater students have the opportunity to compete in Individual Evaluations at the Georgia Thespian Conference each February where King’s Ridge Christian School features a production every two years. Other competitions are the GHSA One-Act Play each October where KRCS holds the 2017 Region Championship title.
Under the stage direction of Kathy Winchell, musical direction of Jenny Piacente, choreography by Annie Dietz and Scenic design by Patty Zeitz, King’s Ridge Christian School rivals the largest of programs with excellence in content, execution and entertainment.
A student can have full immersion into musical theater in preparation for college through curricular offerings each day with classes offered in:
- Acting 101 & 102
- Singing, King’s Ridge Voices
- Dance & Conditioning
- Piano & Music Theory
- AP Music Theory
Private instruction is offered through the Fine Arts Academy to further develop as a performer with individual and group lessons in:
- Musical Theatre Dance
- Private Voice
- Private Piano
- Private Acting
- On-Camera Audition
While many graduates attend highly regarded BFA programs in musical theater or acting, others choose to purse their training in academic BA programs at liberal arts colleges
Recent BFA College Acceptances:
Seton Hall University, Samford University, Pace University, Auburn University, Emory University, University of Georgia, Liberty University, Belmont University, Penn State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University
Clubs: National Honors Thespian Society