Rockbridge Academy Presents

Drama Program

General Information

The Rockbridge Academy drama program is designed to give students an in depth understanding of what it takes to bring a full-length musical, or musical variety production, to completion. Students learn the value of godly character, hard work, and cooperation as they go from initial auditions and read-throughs, to the final curtain, always encouraged to keep in mind standards of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (Php. 4:8). In addition, musical stage productions serve a distinctive role in giving "flesh" to the concept of rhetoric. Students use their talents to persuade and articulate in a way that a traditional class never could. Students are encouraged to be part of the stage crew if that is where their particular gifts and talents lie.

Typically, students perform a full-length musical, and a student-lead Variety Show, in alternating years. Last year in the 2013-2014 school year, Rockbridge Academy performed The Music Man, to rave reviews.

The 2015 Variety Show theme is THE GRAND TOUR

Friday & Saturday, February 27-28, 2015

This year's student-led Variety Show theme is The Grand Tour. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to audition with a variety of acts, including singing, dancing, acting, instrumental, and even stand-up comedy! Auditions will take place Monday-Friday, November 10-14, 2014, between 3-4pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Main Campus. Every act must submit an APPLICATION TO AUDITION FORM, which you may turn in to the main office no later than Monday, October 20th.

Performances will be held at the Chesapeake Arts Center on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:00pm.

DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER for more information about auditions!

Variety Show Results!

Thank you to all who auditioned for the 2015 Variety Show, The Grand Tour!  We appreciate all the work and effort that went into preparing these acts.

The following acts have been selected to participate in this year's Variety Show:

  • “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” 7th Graders
  • “There’s No Cure Like Travel/Bon Voyage” 8th Graders
  • “This is the Grand Tour” 9th Graders
  • “Seize the Day” 10th Graders
  • “Mambo Italiano” 11th Graders
  • “Gee, I Wish I Was Back on the Grand Tour” Senior Class
  • “Beyond the Sea” Daniel Hollidge
  • “The Alto’s Lament” Abby Wallen
  • “My New Philosophy” Jessica Schueckler, Juliana Schuecker, and Ian Cripe
  • “To Build A Home” Anna Kraus
  • “Summer Samba” Ryan McDowell and Ju Young Park
  • “Funiculi, Funicula” Jessica and Juliana Schueckler
  • “Chu-Chi Face” Jeremy Crawford and Molly Feeney
  • “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”
  • “I Get Around” Ben Cooley, Ian Cripe, Tim Sohmer, and Jacob Voelp
  • “Home to You” Jessica Schueckler, Juliana Schueckler, Hannah Ball, Elizabeth Ball, Olivia Rossi, and Amanda Rossi
  • “Smothers Brothers Musical Comedy Act”
  • “Chopin Waltz Skit” Hannah Ball, Paul Brennan, Jessica Schueckler, and Adriana Schueckler
  • “Lucy is Undecided” Molly Feeney, Tim Feeney, Evan Lecksell, Jacob Voelp, and Anna Smith
  • “Playing With Tri-Tones & Major Chords” Jed Fowler
  • “Falling Slowly” Katie Lytikainen, Jessica Schueckler, Tia Bustanoby, and Carrie Hulting
  • “Arms” Colleen Duvall
  • “La Vie en Rose” Sarah Ramsey

Thank you, students, for all of your hard work!