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Theater

Our UHS Theater Program offers students a wide variety of experiences in acting, theater production, and technical theater. The department produces three major shows and hosts a Spring Student Drama Series, which highlights advanced student work.

In The UHS Theater Program, You Can:

  • Learn to act and perform on stage
  • Choreograph musical numbers
  • Produce or direct a show
  • Design and create stage sets
  • Manage lights, sounds, or props for a production
  • Become a young playwright

Theater Beyond UHS:

  • UHS has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Students have been finalists in Magic Theater’s Launch Pad playwriting contest and Beach Blanket Babylon’s Scholarship for Acting
  • Students regularly attend summer programs in theater, including: Northwestern University’s High School Institute in Theater, New York University’s CAP 21 program in musical theater, and CSSSA’s acting program
  • Bay Area professionals come in to work with students on various aspects of acting

Facilities and Resources:
Our theater is a state-of-the-art facility. Some features include:

  • Raked seating with an audience capacity of 400
  • A technical mezzanine with professional lighting and catwalks
  • A “Juliet” balcony
  • Optimum acoustical designs
  • Cutting-edge audio and visual technologies
  • Digital and computer capabilities


UPCOMING ARTS EVENTS:

Please join us for the final arts event of the year, The Spring Arts Festival, on Tuesday, May 22.
All are invited, and admission is FREE!


Visual Arts Opening Reception, from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the Jackson Street Gallery
Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the UHS Theatre
Tea and Cookies Reception to follow (about 9:30 p.m.) in the Student Center