The theatre program at CDS is a dynamic and transformative journey that encapsulates artistic expression, personal growth, and collaborative spirit. Anchored in creativity and guided by dedicated mentors, the program fosters a deep love for the performing arts among students.

From the moment students step onto the stage, they embark on a voyage of self-discovery and artistic exploration. The program spans all divisions, allowing even the youngest performers to develop their confidence and talents. Through engaging workshops, immersive rehearsals, and exhilarating performances, students learn the intricacies of acting, directing, and stagecraft.

Theatre at CDS extends beyond the spotlight, nurturing crucial life skills. Collaboration and teamwork flourish as students work together to bring narratives to life. Public speaking, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving are honed through the challenges of character portrayal and storytelling.

The program's impact is felt beyond the stage, shaping well-rounded individuals with a lifelong appreciation for the arts. As the curtains rise and fall, the theatre program at CDS not only showcases exceptional talent but also celebrates the uniqueness of every participant. It exemplifies the school's commitment to fostering creativity, self-assurance, and a deep sense of community among its students.

Theater by Division


Mark Your Calendars!

Elementary Musical Theatre presents

Finding Nemo Jr.

May 3 & 4, 2024


CDS Upper School Theatre presents

Clue High School Edition

November 3 & 4, 2023


CDS Upper School DP Theatre presents

CDS Upper School Theatre Presents The Play That Goes Wrong

February 23 & 24, 2024


The Patriot Playhouse presents

Patriot Playhouse Presents...Bye Bye Birdie

March 22 - 24, 2024


Shrek the Musical

Middle & Upper School Theatre presents

Shrek, the Musical!

April 26 - 28, 2024


Meet Our Theatre Team

Gabriela Shephard, Lower School Music Teacher

Gabriela Shephard
Lower School Musical Theatre Teacher

Katherine Mosher, 2nd Grade Teacher

Katharine Mosher
Lower School Musical Theatre Teacher

Julie Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher

Julie Nelson
Middle School Theatre Teacher

Colleen McEvoy

Colleen McEvoy
Director of Performing Arts
Upper School Theatre Teacher

Gene Kish, Technical Director

Gene Kish
Technical Director

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