Drama Program

The Drama Program at Bishop England is designed so that a wide range of students can be involved in theatrical and musical performance in a group environment that fosters creativity and teamwork. We have two drama productions each year: a fall play and a spring musical. Students have a chance to be part of live theater either performing onstage or behind the scenes. Some backstage options are running lights and sound, painting sets, working as stage crew, working with costumes and makeup, playing in the orchestra, or helping with publicity. Auditions are open to all students, and the rehearsals for the play and musical are held after school three days a week on average.

Drama opportunities include a sequence of three courses, a fall and spring production, and/or being a member in the Drama Club. One course is an advanced course offered on the honors level. Students enrolled in courses are involved in class performances, collaborations and both partner and individual work onstage.


Event Title: Bishop England’s Drama Club presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Description: Bishop England High School’s Drama Club is hard at work with this year’s spring musical, Cinderella! As a kingdom celebrates its Prince’s decision to give a ball for the express purpose of finding a bride, Cinderella’s two stepsisters and their mother are busily getting ready! Cinderella, it becomes apparent when they arrive home, will have the formidable job of making the Stepmother and Stepsisters beautiful for the ball—in addition to her other jobs, which include cooking, sewing, cleaning, washing and everything else imaginable. Although she won’t be allowed to go to the ball herself, Cinderella is happy for the others. Luckily for Cinderella, her godmother appears and helps the impossible become possible! Cinderella finds herself magically in a beautiful gown, with a carriage and footman to whisk her away to the ball! Will she get to meet the prince? Does she find her happily ever after? Come see on March 16th and 17th at 7pm in Bishop England’s Performing Arts Center! Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, and free to BE students with ID.

Event Date and Time: March 16th and 17th at 7pm

Location: Bishop England High School in the Bishop Thompson Performing Arts Center (363 Seven Farms Drive Charleston, SC 29492)

Cost: Purchase tickets at the door: $10 for adults, $7 for students, Free to BE students with ID