"A Christian should use the arts to the glory of God, as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself." --Francis A. Schaeffer
Our highly regarded theatre program, led by director Nate Madden, attracts arts patrons throughout the Tulsa community. Secondary students perform two productions a year (a play in the fall and a musical in the spring), and the productions are almost entirely student led, from cast to orchestration to hair/makeup to lighting and more. In our spring 2017 production of The Wizard of Oz, 74% of our 7th-12th grade student body was involved in the production in some capacity. This high level of involvement creates a rich sense of camaraderie among the students involved.
Recent shows have included You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Annie; The Curious Savage; The Sound of Music; Rehearsal for Murder; Little Women; The Miracle Worker; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella; Seven Keys to Baldpate; and You Can't Take It With You.
Mr. Madden explains the importance of this work: “When we tell stories well and we allow people to identify with characters’ joys and failures, we’re doing what art is meant to do. God is the ultimate storyteller, and He’s telling a big story of redemption. When we tell these little stories of redemption, we’re in essence being a whisper of the bigger story of redemption going on.”
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Here are a few highlights from recent productions: