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) 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 production, acting, singing, and dancing excellence. Additionally, 90% of the rehearsal time is accomplished during class time, allowing students to pursue other areas of interest or further their training after-school in acting, dance, and/or singing on campus through the Fine Arts Academy.
Musical Theater within the Upper 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, KRCS is known throughout the state. In addition, musical theater students have the opportunity to compete in Individual Evaluations at the Georgia Thespian Conference each February, where KRCS 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, the 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.
Clubs: National Honors Thespian Society